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Formatt Hitech100mm Aluminum Modular Filter Holder
 
3.8

(based on 8 reviews)

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71%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Strong construction (5)
  • Easy to use (4)
  • Firm mount (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

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        • Was this a gift?:
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      5.0

      Quality product

      By Greg

      from Covington, GA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      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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          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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            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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              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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                4.0

                Nice Build

                By Oliver

                from Vancouver, BC Canada

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                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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                      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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