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Formatt Hitech100mm Aluminum Modular Filter Holder
 
3.9

(based on 9 reviews)

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75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (5)
  • Strong construction (5)
  • Firm mount (3)

Cons

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    • Photo enthusiast (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (8)

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5.0

worked well

By Endoman

from NJ

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy to Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery

    Comments about Formatt Hitech 100mm Aluminum Modular Filter Holder:

    does as designed

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    5.0

    Quality product

    By Greg

    from Covington, GA

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

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    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery

        Comments about Formatt Hitech 100mm Aluminum Modular Filter Holder:

        Well built metal holder that accommodates 101 mm (4 in) filters. Filter holders are plastic.

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        (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        A+ i would buy again.

        By Lou

        from Berlin Maryland

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Optics
        • Easy To Use
        • Firm Mount
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Color Correction
          • Image Manipulation

          Comments about Formatt Hitech 100mm Aluminum Modular Filter Holder:

          Comes with extra screws and nuts to take off the extra slots and make it thinner. And I did.

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          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Too little for the price

          By KC

          from Monterey Bay, CA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

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          Pros

            Cons

            • Loose Nuts And Screws

            Best Uses

            • Square Filter Use

            Comments about Formatt Hitech 100mm Aluminum Modular Filter Holder:

            Purchased this holder as part of the Colby Brown Landscape Filter Kit (100mm Premier for 77mm thread).

            The four (4) screws holding the three (3) individual filters are a big problem. The nuts unthread very easily—to the point of coming undone on their own, in addition to the screws being a flat-head and spinning in the countersink. Some blue threadlock could resolve this entire problem, but I've been hesitant to do so—yet.

            The 100mm square 6-stop ND filter that comes with the kit is somewhat stiff to slide into the holder. However, the 100mm x 150mm ND graduated filters in the kit are somewhat loose to slide—but haven't fallen out on their own.

            I'll write this up elsewhere, but be warned that the 77mm lens adapter does NOT work on the AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm ƒ/2.8G ED VR II.

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            3.0

            Imperfect, but functional

            By bhpowell

            from Austin, TX

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Price

            Cons

            • Filter Protection
            • Lack Of Filter Protection

            Best Uses

            • Nds And Grads

            Comments about Formatt Hitech 100mm Aluminum Modular Filter Holder:

            I have both the older and newer version of this holder. The older version was fixed to support only two 1.5mm thick filters. This newer version supports three 1.5mm filters, and you can add a spacer to switch one of those slots to 4mm.

            One thing I dislike about the new design is that the third slot was added closer to the lens mount so that the filter rests right up against the lens mount. I use resin filters which are easily scratched, so I don't like that they scrape up against the lens mount when I insert them. I avoid using this closest slot whenever I can.

            Other than that, the system works reasonably well, especially for the price.

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Very sturdy, easy to use, but heavy

            By Stephane

            from Montreal, Canada

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Firm Mount
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

            • Heavy

            Best Uses

              Comments about Formatt Hitech 100mm Aluminum Modular Filter Holder:

              Great product, I'm very hapy with it. Naturally, going with the aluminium over plastic, the holder is heavier to carry around.

              Several reviews (and one reviewer on this site) complain about the holding screw to be too short, making it difficult to hold the holder onto the adapter. Hitech must have listened because my holder came with a long screw.

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Nice Build

              By Oliver

              from Vancouver, BC Canada

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Formatt Hitech 100mm Aluminum Modular Filter Holder:

                  The holder is solid and simple to use. I like the build quality. I use bought this to use with the Lee Big Stopper. Fits great

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                  5.0

                  Love It!

                  By Derek Thornton

                  from Greenville SC

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Pros

                  • Accepts Tiffen Filters
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Firm Mount
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                  • Remove It To Rotate

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Formatt Hitech 100mm Aluminum Modular Filter Holder:

                    This is a very nice filter holder. It is very heavy duty with a nice painted finish. I am a little worried about the finish rubbing off or scratching. After a month of heavy use it is great, even dropped it on some rocks. What I love about it is it accepts 4mm thick, 101mm wide Tiffen Filters. What I dislike about it is that when you go from portrait to landscape you have to take the holder off to turn it. Unlike the other review here, I have had no problem at all with the holder falling off. The screw holds it very firmly.

                    One other thing I would like to mention is that when I use this holder with a regular (not wideangle) 77mm adapter I get NO vignetting at 12mm with Nikon 12-24mm f/4 lens. However if I add my Nikon 77mm Polarizing Filter before the filter holder I get vignetting at 15mm.

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                    (8 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Good holder poor ring adapter to holder

                    By kc

                    from El Dorado Hills, CA

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                    • Loose Mount

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Formatt Hitech 100mm Aluminum Modular Filter Holder:

                      The aluminum holder is well made. However the filter holder does not hold the lens adapter ring securely. It can slip out when using in the field. A very bad design compared to Lee Filters or Cokin. I returned this product and will stick with Lee for now.

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