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Formatt Hitech100 x 100mm ProStop 3.0 IRND Filter
 
3.0

(based on 6 reviews)

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Pros

  • Durable (3)
  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

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    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)

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4.0

Colour cast is not the filter

By Ed

from Cardiff, wales

Comments about Formatt Hitech 100 x 100mm ProStop 3.0 IRND Filter:

The colour cast people are describing is from light leaking through the viewfinder not the filter. I struggled with this for ages thinking the filter was defective and just before sending it back decided to google it to see if people had similar problems and they are. Cover the viewfinder while taking a long exposure shot and that stops the bands of colour in the photo.

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3.0

Just OK

By Not

from San Diego, CA

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Formatt Hitech 100 x 100mm ProStop 3.0 IRND Filter:

      1. Has a blue color cast...but I expected that, and expected to adjust in post processing.2. The foam on the back came off after sliding the filter in/out of the holder a couple of times...so not very good. But don't know if the foam is a gimmick or not and if it really keeps light out (thinking of returning).3. The filter does its job reducing the light as intended (with or without the foam)4. Would recommend because it does its job5. Would not recommend because the foam came off after a couple of uses.

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      1.0

      Strong Blue/Green Color Shift

      By MarinJohn

      from SF Bay Area

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

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      Pros

      • Durable

      Cons

      • Poor Image Quality

      Best Uses

        Comments about Formatt Hitech 100 x 100mm ProStop 3.0 IRND Filter:

        I returned this item. All my shots with this filter had a strong blue/green color shift and diminished reds. I was not able to correct for this in Photoshop despite trying several techniques. I'll use the Lee Big Stopper instead.

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        2.0

        Be aware of the color cast

        By Zhibai Tang

        from Toronto, ON

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Poor Image Quality

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery

        Comments about Formatt Hitech 100 x 100mm ProStop 3.0 IRND Filter:

        There is a blue/magenta color cast when using this filter alone.

        Combining with GND, the results will be worse. There are magenta bands in the middle of the frame which it is almost impossible to remove in PP.

        These happen when there is no direct or indirect sunlight in sight.

        A plus for this filter is its robustness. I accidentally dropped on the ground covered mostly by grass and the filter is intact without scratch.

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        4.0

        Great Product

        By Umesh

        from Chattanooga, TN

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Improves Picture Quality

        Cons

        • Poor Protective Case

        Best Uses

        • Long Exposure Photography

        Comments about Formatt Hitech 100 x 100mm ProStop 3.0 IRND Filter:

        I use this filter for long exposure photography and i am getting great Pics with this, I am loving it. I gave 4 star because of its poor protective case. most important thing, its made from resin, not a glass, which is really great.

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        4.0

        Great bang for your buck

        By f11

        from Victoria, BC Canada

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer, Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Improves Picture Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Long Exposure
          • Shooting Outdoors

          Comments about Formatt Hitech 100 x 100mm ProStop 3.0 IRND Filter:

          I heard via a friend that Hitech had redesigned their ProStop filters and that they were fantastic so I tried this one. I am a Singh-Ray filter user so I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised with the quality I saw using this filter. There is a blue cast on my raw files but it can be easily removed with the proper white balance. I've only used it a few times and so fa so good. I use it for LE photography.

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          • No

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