Formatt Hitech 72mm Firecrest ND 3.0 Filter (10-Stop)

Formatt Hitech 72mm Firecrest ND 3.0 Filter (10-Stop)

Formatt Hitech 72mm Firecrest ND 3.0 Filter (10-Stop)

B&H # FOFCNDP3.072 MFR # FC72ND3.0

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Product Highlights

  • 10-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
  • SuperSlim 5.5mm-Thick, Stackable Ring
  • Schott Superwite Glass
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Formatt Hitech FC72ND3.0 overview

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The Formatt-Hitech 72mm Firecrest ND 3.0 Filter is a solid neutral density filter providing a 10-stop reduction in exposure. This 3.0 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.

ND 3.0 filter darkens the image, allowing you to photograph with a longer shutter speed or wider aperture than normally required.
Providing a 10-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: 886235190996

Formatt Hitech FC72ND3.0 specs

Filter Type Solid ND Combination
Combination Type IR Attenuation
Density 3.0 (10 Stops)
Circular Size 72 mm
Front Accessory Thread / Bayonet 72 mm
Filter Thickness 0.22" / 5.5 mm
Filter Material Glass
Coatings Multi-Coating
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.15 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 4.4 x 4.4 x 0.8"

Formatt Hitech FC72ND3.0 reviews

72mm Firecrest ND 3.0 Filter (10-Stop) is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's a Red, Red World! Just what is needed for long exposures in bright light - or even longer exposures in reduced light. Why would I need it? Suppose you want a very shallow depth of field, but you are outdoors at midday. How can you shoot at f/1.8 of f/2.0 to get that shallow DOF - your ISO is cranked as low as it will go, your shutter is cranked as high as it will go, and you can't get to f/1.8 without overexposing everything. Just pop this ten stop puppy on and that 1/4000 shutter will drop to 1/4 second. And the IR cutoff keeps that invisible IR out in the world from reducing the definition of your final image during the longer exposure. One hint: no matter what high-stop ND filter you have, make an image with a grey card covering about 1/3 of the frame to use as a white balance check in postprocessing. The grey card doesn't have to be in focus, just in the frame.
Date published: 2015-02-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from ND Filter Haven't used the filter yet but plan to photo the eclipse coming in August. Will do a few practice shots before to test.
Date published: 2017-04-05
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