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Formatt Hitech 77mm Firecrest ND 1.2 Filter (4-Stop)

BH #FOFCNDP1.277 • MFR #FC77ND1.2
Formatt Hitech
Formatt Hitech 77mm Firecrest ND 1.2 Filter (4-Stop)
Key Features
  • 4-Stop Neutral Density Filter
  • Increase Exposure Length
  • Greater Control Over Exposures
  • Neutral Results Across All Spectrums
The Formatt-Hitech 77mm Firecrest ND 1.2 Filter is a solid neutral density filter providing a 4-stop reduction in exposure. This 1.2 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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Formatt Hitech Firecrest Overview

The Formatt-Hitech 77mm Firecrest ND 1.2 Filter is a solid neutral density filter providing a 4-stop reduction in exposure. This 1.2 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 1.2 filter darkens the image, allowing you to photograph with a longer shutter speed or wider aperture than normally required.
Providing a 4-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: 886235191085

Formatt Hitech Firecrest Specs

Filter TypeSolid ND with IR Attenuation
Density1.2 (4-Stop)
Circular Size77 mm Filter Thread
Front Accessory Thread / Bayonet77 mm
CoatingsMulti-Coating
Filter Thickness0.22" / 5.5 mm
Filter MaterialGlass
Ring MaterialAluminum
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4.5 x 4.4 x 0.8"

Formatt Hitech Firecrest Reviews

Like it - It does filter IR too

By Blackburst
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-09

Nice quality glass - no color shift as far as I can tell. I was a little surprised that this was an IRND, not just ND. It doesn't mention IR in the title or in the overview. When I was looking at the reflection off the coating on the filter it had than IRND color in the reflection and IRND is printed on the side of the filter. If you examine the Specs section it, it does say Solid ND with IR Attenuation. Not a problem for me, but they should probably list that more prominently.

Really nice...

By chris
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-09-14

Works as expected. Clear, knocking out stops to slow your shutter. Good price too. Recommended.

The best ND filter I ever had!

By Volker
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-02-24

Simply the best ND filter I ever had!!!

Perfect for wedding videography!

By Mike
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-02-07

This is a game changer for wedding videos. I purchased the 4-stop filter and found it to be perfect for everyday settings. It is neutral cast and doesn't make the image soft like my old variable ND filters. Totally worth the price!

best bang for the buck

By H
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-12-22

my favorite compare to other brands. I also stack them as needed.

Perfect ND filter

By Edin
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-05-03

Does what it’s supposed to do with zero side effects, factor in the price and it’s a no brainer purchase

Great optics

By Robert
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-02-15

Another ND filter in my tool kit. Different brands can produce somewhat different effects. Some people like it, other's don't. I prefer to look at it as another option when making my picture. It is nice to have options. Optical quality is awesome, and that is what matters.

Great for long exposure IR photography

By Terry
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-10-13

Most ND filters do not block IR at the level suggested by their rating so images are overexposed if you use an LE calculator. These Firecrest ND filters are great for long exposure IR shooting with the resulting exposures very near what the calculator suggests.

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what is the thread pitch for this filter?
Asked by: Tonu P.
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Safe for solar eclipse photography?
Asked by: Rong
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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.
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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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