Formatt Hitech 72mm Firecrest Neutral Density 5.4 Solar Eclipse Filter (18-Stops)

Formatt Hitech 72mm Firecrest Neutral Density 5.4 Solar Eclipse Filter (18-Stops)

Formatt Hitech 72mm Firecrest Neutral Density 5.4 Solar Eclipse Filter (18-Stops)

B&H # FOFCE5472 MFR # FC72ECLP5.4
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Product Highlights

  • For Safe Solar Eclipse Photography
  • 5.4 Filter Factor, 18-Stop
  • No Color-Cast or Loss of Sharpness
  • Allows Reduced Shutter Speed
  • Built-In Infrared Cut
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SAFETY FIRST: Observing the Sun without the proper protection may result in serious personal injury, including permanent eye damage and blindness, and/or damage to equipment. Never point an optic at the sun without an approved solar filter on the front of the optic. For direct solar viewing, viewing the sun through an optic, or when using cameras with an optical viewfinder, ensure your filter is ISO 12312-2 (also written as ISO 12312-2:2015) certified. 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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The Formatt Hitech 72mm Firecrest Neutral Density 5.4 Solar Eclipse Filter produces images with a neutral color tone and no color-cast or loss of sharpness. Its 18-stop exposure reduction, built-in infrared cut, and 5.4 density blocks radiation outside the visual spectrum that imaging sensors are able to detect, which can cause interference with capturing clear images, and creates a darkening of the entire image that makes it effective for solar and solar eclipse photography. With this filter, users can capture photographs with a wider aperture or slower shutter speed than normally required. This is strictly a photographic filter and is not suitable for direct solar viewing with the naked eye.

Warning; under no circumstances should these filters be used to view a solar eclipse with the naked eye. These products are strictly for on-camera use. These filters do not offer the same level of optical protection as solar eclipse viewing glasses and using these to look directly at the sun before, during or after a solar eclipse could permanently damage your eyesight.

Formatt-Hitech will not be held liable for any costs, associated expenses or medical claims relating to damage to your eyesight as a result of improper use of these filters.

Due to the extremely long exposure times these filters make possible, the risk of light leaking in through the camera body and manifesting in your shot is high. We recommend that you take steps to mask the eyepieces/viewfinders and and ports to prevent this from happening. Many photographers use a low adhesive black tape for this purpose however it is your responsibility to ensure that anything you affix to your camera will not cause damage to the camera body or functionality. Another option is wrapping the camera in a thick black cloth although you should leave some areas of the body exposed to dissipate heat.

Even with the extreme density of these filters, we recommend you contact your camera manufacturer to assess the suitability of your camera for shooting directly into the sun. Formatt-Hitech will not be held liable for any damage caused by continued exposure of your camera sensor to direct sunlight with or without our filters in place.

UPC: 886235212506
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Formatt Hitech 72mm Firecrest Neutral Density 5.4 Solar Eclipse Filter (18-Stops)
  • Filter Case
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Type Neutral density
    Size 72mm
    Grade 5.4
    F-Stop Reduction 18
    Multi-Coated Yes
    Rotating Not specified by manufacturer
    Effect Not specified by manufacturer
    Application Solar and solar eclipse photography
    Color Temperature N/A
    Construction Filter: Optical glass
    Ring: Aluminum
    Front Filter Thread Size Not specified by manufacturer
    Front Lens Cap Size Not specified by manufacturer
    Packaging Infoaexeacsvcvzqerwyzfexywsazs
    Package Weight 0.2 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 4.4 x 4.4 x 0.9"
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