Formatt Hitech 72mm Firecrest Graduated ND 1.2 Filter

BH #FOFGNDP1.272 • MFR #FC72GND1.2G
Formatt Hitech
Formatt Hitech 72mm Firecrest Graduated ND 1.2 Filter
Key Features
  • 4 Stop Graduated ND Filter
  • Reduce Exposure in Selective Areas
  • Soft-Edge Graduation
  • Neutral Results Across All Spectrums
Helping to selectively reduce exposure in certain areas, while allowing for a normal, unaffected exposure in other regions, the Formatt-Hitech 72mm Firecrest Graduated ND 1.2 Filter is ideally suited to controlling bright skies without underexposing the foreground. The filter is densest at the edge and tapers to clear by the middle, with a soft-edged line of transition between the density and clear areas. The filter is mounted within a rotating frame, and allows for greater control over the orientation of the density to match certain subject types. Neutral density filters do not affect the coloration of the image and the 1.2 density provides a 4 stop reduction in light from entering the lens.
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Formatt Hitech Firecrest Overview

Helping to selectively reduce exposure in certain areas, while allowing for a normal, unaffected exposure in other regions, the Formatt-Hitech 72mm Firecrest Graduated ND 1.2 Filter is ideally suited to controlling bright skies without underexposing the foreground. The filter is densest at the edge and tapers to clear by the middle, with a soft-edged line of transition between the density and clear areas. The filter is mounted within a rotating frame, and allows for greater control over the orientation of the density to match certain subject types. Neutral density filters do not affect the coloration of the image and the 1.2 density provides a 4 stop reduction in light from entering the lens.

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 7.5mm-thick SuperSlim aluminum filter ring, which features front threads for stacking additional filters or attaching a lens cap.

Graduated ND 1.2 filter for darkening skies and other bright areas of the image.
Provides a 4 stop reduction in light in selective areas.
Soft-edge transition is ideal for circumstances there is not a distinct line of separation between the bright and dark zones of the image.
Rotating mount enables control over the orientation of the density for matching to specific subject shapes and compositions.
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 7.5mm-thick SuperSlim aluminum filter ring.
UPC: 886235191030

Formatt Hitech Firecrest Specs

Filter TypeGraduated ND with IR Attenuation
Graduation TypeSoft Edge
Density1.2 (4-Stop)
Circular Size72 mm Filter Thread
Front Accessory Thread / Bayonet72 mm
Filter Thickness0.3" / 7.5 mm
Filter MaterialGlass
Ring MaterialAluminum
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.185 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4.5 x 4.45 x 1.4"
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what is the extent of the 2.stop shading...halfway, third.way of the circle ?...pics are not helping..
Asked by: Grzegorz R.
It should be a standard half-filled graduated ND filter, but we agree the photo is very bad and does not properly show this.
Answered by: James B.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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what is the thread pitch for this filter?
Asked by: Tonu P.
The Formatt Hitech SuperSlim filters are 5.5mm thin.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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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

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With a RED MX or Dragon, does this require an extra IR filter or is it built in like their other filters?
Asked by: Jason H.
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.
Answered by: James B.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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Is this compatible with the Cokin P holder? Would it give me enough coverage for a 67mm leans thread? (35mm wide lens based on 35mm frame) Or would I need to get 85mm x 85mm size filter ? Thank you
Asked by: Nikolay E.
No, it is not. The Formatt Hitech 67 x 85mm Firecrest ND 4.8 Filter would be compatible for use with the Formatt Hitech 67mm Aluminum Modular Filter Holder, B&H # FOMAH67. The above filter and holder are similar to Cokin A-series holder and are only good for lenses with filter threads from 36mm to 62mm in size. If you need a similar filter for use with a Cokin P filter holder, then the Formatt Hitech 85 x 85mm Firecrest ND 4.8 Filter, B&H # FOFCIRN4.8CP, would instead be the correct filter for your needs. The Cokin P-series accommodates lenses with filter threads from 48mm to 82mm in size, and would work with a lens with 67mm filter threads.
Answered by: Manzell L.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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Can i use a clip on lens hood (non-threaded) with this filter?
Asked by: Anonymous
This filter can only be used with products that have filter threads.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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What thread pitch has this filter?
Asked by: Tonu P.
The Formatt Hitech SuperSlim filters are 5.5mm thin. Nov 30, 2014
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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
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