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Formatt Hitech 39mm Firecrest ND 1.8 Filter (6-Stop)

BH #FOFCNDP1.839 • MFR #FC39ND1.8
Formatt Hitech 39mm Firecrest ND 1.8 Filter (6-Stop)
Key Features
  • Designed for Solar Photography
  • 6-Stop Neutral Density Filter
  • Increase Exposure Length
  • Greater Control Over Exposures
The Formatt-Hitech 39mm 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.
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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 ND Filter Overview

The Formatt-Hitech 39mm 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. 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 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 is set within a 5.5mm-thick SuperSlim aluminum filter ring.
UPC: 886235190255

Formatt Hitech Firecrest ND Filter Specs

Filter Type
Solid ND with IR Attenuation
Density
1.8 (6-Stop)
Size
39 mm Rear Filter Thread 
Front Accessory Thread / Bayonet
39 mm
Coatings
Multi-Coating
Filter Thickness
0.22" / 5.5 mm
Filter Material
Glass
Ring Material
Aluminum
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.1 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
3.2 x 3.2 x 0.8"

Formatt Hitech Firecrest ND Filter Reviews

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question

Safe for solar eclipse photography?
Asked by: Rong
This filter would not be safe for shooting a solar eclipse. The Formatt Hitech Firecrest 100mm Holder Kit with 5.4 (18 Stop) Eclipse Filter B&H # FOFCHKE54100 is a suitable filter.
Answered by: Kirk R.
Date published: 2018-08-25

Does this filter have threads on the front ring ...

Does this filter have threads on the front ring so that you can add another filter?
Asked by: Paul
Yes.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2021-01-29

Can this type of ND filter be used as stack up ...

Can this type of ND filter be used as stack up filter, 2-stop + 4-stop = 6-stop?
Asked by: K
Yes you can , its always best not to stack filters
Answered by: vilson
Date published: 2021-02-18

Will this filter be SLIM ENOUGH to slot into a ...

Will this filter be SLIM ENOUGH to slot into a Canon 300/2.8 and 400/2.8 lens? I have the drop-in filter holder that accommodates 52mm screw-in filters, but they need to be SLIM enough to fit into the drop-in slot on top of the 300 and 400 mm lenses. Will it work?
Asked by: Robert James
There is no published list of compatible filters for that filter holder--the only filters guaranteed to fit are those provided by Canon. Because the Formatt Hitech 52mm Firecrest ND 1.5 Filter (5-Stop) has a "super-slim" design, it may work.
Answered by: Boyd
Date published: 2022-10-02

Where is this filter made?

Where is this filter made?
Asked by: James
According to our records, the Formatt Hitech 77mm Firecrest ND 1.8 Filter (6-Stop) is made in the UK. Please note that this is subject to change at any time.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2022-03-15

Does this filter block IR spectrum?

Does this filter block IR spectrum?
Asked by: Eric
No, this just blocks around 10stops of light so you can smoothen water
Answered by: Ivan
Date published: 2019-08-09

Will this filter fit inside the Wine Country ...

Will this filter fit inside the Wine Country Camera 150 mm x 150 mm filter vault? I see the Formatt Hitech is 4 mm thick. I think the Wine Country Blackstone filters are 2mm thick but I can find no information to verify this.
Asked by: Mike
The Wine Country filter holders have 2mm slots, so that filter is not compatible.
Answered by: Boyd
Date published: 2019-06-04

Is this filter stackable with another circular ...

Is this filter stackable with another circular filter?
Asked by: Lucie
It is with a filter of the same size or with a step up or down ring to the same size in this case 77mm.
Answered by: Steve
Date published: 2020-01-16
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