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Formatt Hitech 5.65 x 5.65" Star Effect Filter (Points: 4)

B&H # FOS45.6 Mfr # BF PXPSTAR4PT4
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Product Highlights
  • Great for Wedding Shots
  • Works Best with Point Light Sources
  • Different "Streak" Values Available
  • High Quality Schott Glass

The Formatt 5.65 x 5.65" 4pt Star Effect Filter is a terrific special effects filter for everything from weddings to night shots. It works best with any point light source such as a match, candle or flashlight. These sources create multiple points of light, or "stars", streaking outward from a central light source. This makes the lighting take on a very effective moody, glittering appearance. This effect is achieved through a series of thin etched lines in the flat optical surface of a clear filter.

Keep in mind that the size and brightness of the star lines are a result of the size, shape, and brightness of the light source.

Note! Formatt Star Filters are available in 2, 4, 6 and 8pt design

You have additional control through the choice of a particular spacing between the lines on the filter; these spacings are measured in millimeters and range from 1mm to 4mm
A 1mm spacing has twice as many lines as a 2mm spacing; it will produce a brighter star for any given source
Lines in one direction produce a two-pointed star, just a streak through the center of the light
Formatt offers 2, 4, 6, and 8 point symmetrical star effects
With an 8 point filter, the many star lines may tend to overpower the rest of the image, so use it carefully
Generally, mid-range apertures or larger are sufficient to achieve a good star effect; always test before critical situations
Type Star
Size 5.65 x 5.65" (140 x 140mm, 4mm thick)
Grade 4
Filter Factor Not Specified by Manufacturer
Multi-Coated Not Applicable
Rotating Yes
Effect Adds glamorous, "sparkling" effect to images
Application Use with "point light" source such as candle or street lamp
Color Temperature Not Applicable
Construction Schott-Desag B270 Crown Optical Glass
Front Filter Thread Size Not Applicable
Front Lens Cap Size Not Applicable
Formatt Hitech 5.65 x 5.65" Star Effect Filter (Points: 4)
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