Formatt Hitech 100 x 125mm Soft-Edge Graduated ND Filter Starter Kit with 77mm Adapter Ring

Formatt Hitech 100 x 125mm Soft-Edge Graduated ND Filter Starter Kit with 77mm Adapter Ring

Formatt Hitech 100 x 125mm Soft-Edge Graduated ND Filter Starter Kit with 77mm Adapter Ring

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The Formatt-Hitech 100 x 125mm Soft-Edge Graduated ND Filter Starter Kit with 77mm Adapter Ring is a complete bundle containing both 0.6 and 0.9 soft-edge graduated neutral density filters, a 100mm aluminum filter holder, and an adapter ring to fit lenses with a filter thread diameter of 77mm.

Graduated Neutral Density Filters
These filters help to specifically darken skies and other bright areas of the image. The filters are densest at the edge and taper to clear by the middle, with a soft-edged transition between the density and clear areas. By having only a portion of neutral density on each filter, you can selectively darken areas of an image while allowing the portion of the image within the clear section to receive the normal amount of exposure. The 0.6 density filter provides a 2-stop reduction in light from entering the lens and the 0.9 density offers a 3 stop reduction in exposure.

These filters are constructed from CR-39 optical resin to maintain image clarity while also remaining highly scratch resistant. The feature chamfered corners to further contribute to durability and resistance against breakage. Each filter measures 3.9 x 4.9" / 100 x 125mm.
Aluminum Modular Filter Holder and Adapter Ring
The included 100mm Aluminum Modular Filter Holder is designed to accommodate up to three filters at a time and can be configured to hold both glass and resin filters simultaneously. It is constructed from aluminum for added rigidity and durability and attachment to lenses is facilitated by the included 77mm Adapter Ring.
UPC: 886235186371

Formatt Hitech HT100NDGSK77 specs

Type Soft-edge graduated neutral density
Size 3.9 x 4.9" / 100 x 125 mm
Density 0.6 (2 stop)
0.9 (3 stop)
Effect Reduce exposure across a portion of the frame
Construction CR-39 optical resin
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.6 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.087 x 4.724 x 1.654"

Formatt Hitech HT100NDGSK77 reviews

100 x 125mm Soft-Edge Graduated ND Filter Starter Kit with 77mm Adapter Ring is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great starter pack, could be better quality I have been doing photography for only 6 years so let me start this by saying I don't have a lot of experience with square filter holders. I do however have a taste for product quality and workmanship so I'm inclined to write this review. Also, my friend and roomate has the 85mm version of this holder so some of my expectations came from using his holder a couple of times before I decided to buy my own. First, the good stuff: (1) this set is relatively cheap, a great way to start with square filters if you've never tried one. (2) the filters that come in the kit are made of resin, so have the advantage of being (2.1) more resistant to falls than glass, (2.2) and also being lighter. I found the whole kit overall lighter that I though, I guess the choice in materials (aluminum) helps here too. (3) the magenta cast given by this filter looks good on golden-hour clouds and is very easily removed using Lightroom or any post-processing tool of your choice. Now, the bad stuff: (1) this thing is a bit bulky, might not be adequate for backpacking trips or when the total volume of my pack is considered. (2) the holders on either side are made of plastic, so I imagine they might lose the ability to maintain pressure on the filter if they dry out - but one can always buy replacements, right? (3) the screws are either excessively long (seems I could hold 4 filters with the long ones) or too short (able to hold only filter). In my case, I'm left with the option to cut the long screws so that they are appropriately sized to keep the holders in place without adding excessive bulk. The worst part of this filter: the adapter ring does not have a groove to keep the holder in place when the screw is made loose to adjust the angle. The 85mm Hitech holder has a lip on the side opposite to the tightening screw and the adaptor (that's on the lens) has a groove around it. Together these features keep the holder in place even if the tightening screw is not 100% tight - for example when you need to rotate the holder but keep it attached to the camera. In the case of the 100mm holder, the adapter is thicker and does not have grooves, in addition to the holder not having that lip opposite to the tightening screw. As a result, the holder with the filters may fall if I fail to hold properly when spinning it. This has not happened to me, but I noticed it not more than 20 minutes of opening the package and comparing to the 85mm holder. Just be aware of that and adjust your procedures accordingly.
Date published: 2018-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great starter option, but could be improved in a few things I have been doing photography for only 6 years so let me start this by saying I don't have a lot of experience with square filter holders. I do however have a taste for product quality and workmanship so I'm inclined to write this review to help others make informed choices. Also, my friend and roommate has the 85mm version of this holder so some of my expectations came from using his holder a couple of times before I decided to buy my own. First, the good stuff: (1) this set is relatively cheap, a great way to start with square, grad ND filters if you've never tried them. (2) the filters that come in the kit are made of some plastic resin, so have the advantage of being (2.1) more resistant to falls than glass, (2.2) and also being lighter. I found the whole kit overall lighter that I though, I guess the choice in materials (aluminum) helps here too. (3) the magenta cast given by this filter looks good on golden-hour clouds and is very easily removed using Lightroom or any post-processing tool of your choice. Now, the bad stuff: (1) this thing is a bit bulky, might not be adequate for backpacking trips or when the total volume of my pack is considered. (2) the holders on either side are made of plastic, so I imagine they might lose the ability to maintain pressure on the filter if they dry out - but one can always buy replacements, right? (3) the screws are either excessively long (seems I could hold 4 filters with the long ones) or too short (able to hold only filter). In my case, I'm left with the option to cut the long screws so that they are appropriately sized to keep the holders in place without adding excessive bulk. Edit: I just finished cutting the long screws, I guess I'll have to buy the replacements in case I ever want to use more than two filters. (4) the filters being made of resin, they are a little more prone to scratches than glass, so you have to be extra careful around them, but hey we are photographers and handle expensive gear all the time, what's the big deal with being careful? Now the worst part of this filter (not a deal breaker but an important feature I think Formatt Hitech should consider improving): the adapter ring in the 100mm version does not have a groove to keep the holder in place when the screw is made loose to adjust the angle. The 85mm Hitech holder has a lip on the side opposite to the tightening screw and the adaptor (that's on the lens) has a groove around it. Together these features keep the holder in place, even if the tightening screw is not 100% tight - for example when you need to rotate the holder but keep it attached to the camera. In the case of the 100mm holder, the adapter is thicker and does not have grooves, in addition to the holder not having that lip opposite to the tightening screw. As a result, the holder with the filters may fall if I fail to hold it properly when spinning it. This has not happened to me, but I noticed it not more than 20 minutes of opening the package and comparing to the 85mm holder. Just be aware of that and adjust your procedures accordingly.
Date published: 2018-07-31
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