Formatt Hitech 100 x 100mm Firecrest ND 1.8 Filter

Formatt Hitech 100 x 100mm Firecrest ND 1.8 Filter

Formatt Hitech 100 x 100mm Firecrest ND 1.8 Filter

B&H # FOFCND1.844 MFR # FC100ND1.8
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Product Highlights

  • 6 Stop Neutral Density Filter
  • Increase Exposure Length
  • Greater Control Over Exposures
  • Neutral Results Across All Spectrums
  • 15-Layer Coating on Outside of Filter
  • Hydrophobic and Scratch-Resistant
  • 2mm-Thick Schott Superwite Glass
  • Fits Formatt-Hitech 100mm Filter Holder
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Formatt Hitech FC100ND1.8 overview

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The Formatt-Hitech 6mm Firecrest ND 1.8 Filter is a solid neutral density filter providing a 6 stop reduction in exposure. This 1.8 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. It measures 3.9 x 3.9" / 100 x 100mm and is 0.08" / 2mm-thick, making it compatible with the Formatt-Hitech 100mm Filter Holder.

ND 1.8 filter darkens the image, allowing you to photograph with a longer shutter speed or wider aperture than normally required.
Providing a 6 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 its 2mm-thick design is compatible with the Formatt-Hitech 100mm Filter Holder.
UPC: 886235192273

Formatt Hitech FC100ND1.8 specs

Filter Type Solid ND Combination
Combination Type IR Attenuation
Density 1.8 (6 Stops)
Shape Rectangle
Rectangular Size 3.9 x 3.9" / 100.0 x 100.0 mm
Filter Thickness 0.08" / 2 mm
Filter Material Glass
Coatings Multi-Coating
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.35 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.8 x 5.7 x 1.1"

Formatt Hitech FC100ND1.8 reviews

100 x 100mm Firecrest ND 1.8 Filter is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 6.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Got scratched after the first use on the beach I was initially impressed with the optical quality of this product and lack of colour cast, however was a bit concerned about it durability as it seemed to feel fragile. These concerns were confirmed after the first use of the filter at the beach. A little grain os sand that got into a holder scratched the glass really deeply and badly (see image below). In contrast glass filters from Lee lasted me for ages being use at the beach regularly. I think that products in this price range designed for professional use must be much tougher than this. I'm giving this product a one star rating because I found it not being fit for purpose, which is professional outdoors photography.
Date published: 2016-02-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Filter One Shortcoming The filter comes with a light gasket that you must install. It is difficult and in my case it did break even after knowing the process and doing it on another Firecrest filter. Suggestion to manufacturer. If they are not going to install the gasket as part of production then they should at least include a spare in case of installation mishap.
Date published: 2016-09-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sn phm mi This is a new product of Hitech - Format Have you used yet? My feeling about this product offline. If you use a Nikon camera, sony A7 / R, this is a product that meets your needs, Ch NDIR feature of this product is not referring to color and product which I dreamed. Pros: Pink reducing external beam very good, very impressive image and color are not haunted with Sony A7, A7II and A & Nikon 7R. Time capture the sunrise and sunset is the need to have it. Cons: High price, breakable glass so doing.
Date published: 2015-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent ND Filter I do a lot of Long Exposure photography, and needed to replace my old filters that had gotten scratched after years of use.� I opted for the FH Firecrest filters, they are very color neutral, and color accurate.� I realize that FH markets these for use with their new holder, but for those that don't want that holder, we have to apply the foam gaskets ourselves, which is a challenge.� I would recommend buying an extra set, its easy to get them on crooked, and they don't come off without tearing.
Date published: 2017-11-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good quality for a price I have used this primarily for water motion in landscape photography. With some handy work cutting up the foam light seal tape provided, I was able to use this with a Cokin filter holder without light leaks. No noticeable color cast. My only reservation is that at this price point, it should be hydrophobic AR coated.
Date published: 2015-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great filter!! Best optical quality available: close to perfect neutrality and ZERO tint.
Date published: 2016-08-01
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