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Formatt Low Contrast Filters are used when the sun is too bright and the shadows too dark and it is difficult to get good detail in both at the same time. Formatt Low Contrast Filters reduce contrast by allowing more shadow detail.
Formatt, a company with three generations of professional filter-making experience produces every filter to the highest technical standards. The finest materials, together with state of-the-art production technology have resulted in a standard of optical excellence unmatched anywhere else.
Note: Formatt Low Contrast Filters are available in strengths from 1/8 to 5 with 5 having the greatest effect
Brings back detail into deepest black
Creates muted pastel colors
Ideal when used in combination with other filters; for example, when used with a 0.3 Neutral Density (one-stop), you can maintain your depth of field for sharpness of image while reducing excessive highlight brightness and subtly lightening shadows
Each filter is manufactured from Schott Water White Clear Optical Glass
Absolute consistency in color and density to Kodak Wratten standards
Precision grinding and polishing result in unbeatable optical flatness allowing use on even ultra-long focal length lenses
Filter edges are protected with a unique frame for maximum protection and easy handling
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Formatt Hitech 4 x 5.65" Low Contrast 1/4 Filter
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4 x 5.65" (100 x 140mm, 4mm thick)
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Reduces contrast by allowing more shadow detail to be visible
For use in extreme lighting situations, i.e. when the sun is too bright and the shadows too dark; ideal for those who shoot video and desire a film look