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Formatt Hitech 72mm Firecrest ND 4.8 Filter (16-Stop)

BH #FOFCND4.872 • MFR #FC72ND4.8
Formatt Hitech 72mm Firecrest ND 4.8 Filter (16-Stop)
Key Features
  • Designed for Solar Photography
  • 16-Stop Neutral Density Filter
  • Increase Exposure Length
  • Greater Control Over Exposures
The Formatt-Hitech 72mm Firecrest ND 4.8 Filter is a solid neutral density filter providing a 16-stop reduction in exposure. This 4.8 density creates a darkening of the entire image, allowing you to photograph with a wider aperture or longer shutter speed than normally required. By slowing your exposure time or increasing your aperture, you are able to control depth of field and convey movement more easily.
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For Solar Photography, Not Safe for Direct Viewing of the Sun
Warning: Viewing the Sun without proper protection can cause permanent eye damage, blindness, and equipment damage. This product protects your camera and allows for safe solar photography only; it is not ISO 12312-2 compliant and therefore not safe for direct viewing of the Sun. Always use approved ISO 12312-2 certified safety glasses when viewing the Sun directly. Never use photographic neutral density filters for direct solar viewing, viewing the sun through an optic, or when using cameras with an optical viewfinder.
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Formatt Hitech Firecrest Overview

The Formatt-Hitech 72mm Firecrest ND 4.8 Filter is a solid neutral density filter providing a 16-stop reduction in exposure. This 4.8 density creates a darkening of the entire image, allowing you to photograph with a wider aperture or longer shutter speed than normally required. By slowing your exposure time or increasing your aperture, you are able to control depth of field and convey movement more easily.

The design of this filter has been optimized for use with digital sensors and promote nearly flat attenuation of visible, UV, and infrared light. Due to imaging sensors' greater susceptibility to infrared light, compared to traditional film, color casts can occur when photographing darker subjects that require increased exposure times. This filter provides a high level of neutrality across all three spectrums in order to eliminate color casts and ensure cleaner, truer blacks.

Applied to the outside of the Schott Superwite glass construction is a 15-layer Firecrest multi-coating, which helps to minimize reflections and flare in order maintain truer colors and contrast. The multi-coating is also scratch-resistant and hydrophobic to benefit the overall durability of the filter. The filter is set within a 5.5mm-thick SuperSlim aluminum filter ring, which features front threads for stacking additional filters or attaching a lens cap.

This filter is designed specifically for photography applications. This filter is not suitable for direct solar viewing with the naked eye, including with optical viewfinders.

ND 4.8 filter darkens the image, allowing you to photograph with a longer shutter speed or wider aperture than normally required.
Providing a 16-stop exposure reduction, this filter allows you to control depth of field and convey movement more easily.
Attenuates infrared light, as well as visible and UV wavelengths, to maintain color neutrality and suppress color casts due to increased exposure lengths.
The 15-layer Firecrest coating has been applied directly to the outside of the filter glass by way of a vacuum-formed, hard-coated, electrolytic process. The multi-coating is water- and scratch-resistance for greater overall durability.
Schott Superwite glass promotes maintained image clarity and is set within a 5.5mm-thick SuperSlim aluminum filter ring.
UPC: 886235191801

Formatt Hitech Firecrest Specs

Filter Type
Solid ND with IR Attenuation
Density
4.8 (16-Stop)
Circular Size
72 mm Filter Thread
Front Accessory Thread / Bayonet
72 mm
Coatings
Multi-Coating
Filter Thickness
0.22" / 5.5 mm
Filter Material
Glass
Ring Material
Aluminum
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
4.2 x 4.2 x 1.6"

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