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Hoya 67mm 4x Cross Screen Star Effect Glass Filter
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Hoya 77mm 4x Cross Screen Star Effect Glass Filter
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Schneider 77mm True-Streak Confetti Filter (Screw-In)

B&H # SCTSC77 MFR # 68-515077

Key Features

  • Random Multi-Color Streak Effect
  • Create Effects In-Camera
  • Optical-Grade Glass Construction
$15750
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Hoya 82mm Star-6 Filter

B&H # HOS682 MFR # S-82STAR6-GB

Key Features

  • Starburst Effect from Point Light Source
  • Six Primary Diffraction Spikes
  • Spikes Extend from Light Source
  • Optical Glass Construction
$5495
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Hoya 58mm Star-6 Filter

B&H # HOS658 MFR # S-58STAR6-GB

Key Features

  • Starburst Effect from Point Light Source
  • Six Primary Diffraction Spikes
  • Spikes Extend from Light Source
  • Optical Glass Construction
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Hoya 67mm Star-6 Filter

B&H # HOS667 MFR # S-67STAR6-GB

Key Features

  • Starburst Effect from Point Light Source
  • Six Primary Diffraction Spikes
  • Spikes Extend from Light Source
  • Optical Glass Construction
$2811
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$11900
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Hoya 52mm Star-6 Filter

B&H # HOS652 MFR # S-52STAR6-GB

Key Features

  • Starburst Effect from Point Light Source
  • Six Primary Diffraction Spikes
  • Spikes Extend from Light Source
  • Optical Glass Construction
$1650
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Hoya 82mm (8 Point) Star Effect Glass Filter

B&H # HOS882 MFR # S-82STAR8-GB

Key Features

    $3995
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    Tiffen 82mm North Star Effect Filter

    B&H # TINS82 MFR # 82NSTR

    Key Features

    • Creates Points of Streaking Light
    • Rotating Mount
    • Works Best With Point Light Sources
    • Excellent for Weddings/Special Effects
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    Hoya 62mm (8 Point) Star Effect Glass Filter

    B&H # HOS862 MFR # S-62STAR8-GB

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      Tiffen 46mm 4pt/2mm Grid Star Effect Filter

      B&H # TIS4246 MFR # 46STR42

      Key Features

      • Creates a Streaking Pattern
      • Use With Point Light Source
      • Black Aluminum Filter Ring
      • ColorCore Glass
      $3995
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      Tiffen 62mm North Star Effect Filter

      B&H # TINS62 MFR # 62NSTR

      Key Features

      • Creates Points of Streaking Light
      • Rotating Mount
      • Works Best With Point Light Sources
      • Excellent for Weddings/Special Effects
      $4995
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      Tiffen 77mm North Star Effect Filter

      B&H # TINS77 MFR # 77NSTR

      Key Features

      • Creates Points of Streaking Light
      • Rotating Mount
      • Works Best With Point Light Sources
      • Excellent for Weddings/Special Effects
      $8364
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      Vid-Atlantic 77mm CineMorph Blue Streak Filter with 72-77mm Step-Up Ring

      B&H # VIVAMP77CBLU MFR # VAMP77CBLU

      Key Features

      • Streak Effect from Point Light Source
      • Anamorphic, Symmetric Streaks
      • Blue Color for Streaks
      • Anamorphic Bokeh Effect
      $8400
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      Tiffen 77mm Streak 2mm Filter

      B&H # TI77STRK2 MFR # 77STRK2

      Key Features

      • Single Light Ray from Point Light Source
      • Etched Lines are Spaced 2mm Apart
      • Aluminum Filter Ring
      • Optical-Grade Glass Construction
      $10413
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      Expected availability: 2-4 weeks

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      Using Star Filters and Streak Filters in Your Photography

      Star filters and streak filters are glass filters used in photography. These optical effect filters feature special optical glass with strategically etched lines. When you place these on your camera, they create dramatic effects centered on light sources and bright points. These photography accessories can also create a soft filter effect. Although there are many different variations of these filters, they all rely upon the principle of diffraction. Diffraction causes star and streak effects as the wave pattern of light spreads when passing through a small opening.


      Types of Star Filters

      There are a few different types of star effect glass filters. You can choose star 4 filters, star 6 filters, or star 8 filters. The number represents the amount of rays emanating from the light source. For example, a star 8 filter creates eight rays of light bursting outward from any light source in your shot. Star effect filters have two layers of glass and only one layer has the etched lines. You may need to rotate the filter and experiment with your aperture to create the desired effect.


      Using Streak Filters

      Streak filters operate under the same principles as star filters, but they create a different effect. The lines on streak effect filters are straight, and they don't feature cross-screen lens filters in the same way as star effect filters. Light sources stretch out in lines, creating a dramatic and interesting streak effect. You may prefer to use a streak filter rather than an anamorphic lens, because it's a much simpler way to create the same effect.


      When to Use the Filters

      Many photographers may prefer to use these filters at night, especially in cities with interesting and vibrant light sources. Using these filters, you can create amazing effects by photographing street lamps, neon signs, and other urban light sources in the dark. These filters also create fascinating effects when photographing jewelry, as they help create sparkling, vibrant images. They can generate incredible effects in daylight conditions, transforming sunlight into unique patterns and streaks.


      If you're looking for an interesting way to experiment with photography effects, check out B&H Photo and Video for a wide selection of starburst filters and streak filters. You can also find contrast control filters and variable ND filters to build your collection of filter tools.

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