Formatt Hitech Firecrest 100mm Holder Kit with 5.4 (18 Stop) Eclipse Filter

Formatt Hitech Firecrest 100mm Holder Kit with 5.4 (18 Stop) Eclipse Filter

Formatt Hitech Firecrest 100mm Holder Kit with 5.4 (18 Stop) Eclipse Filter

B&H # FOFCHKE54100 MFR # FC100KECLP5.4
Formatt Hitech Firecrest 100mm Holder Kit with 5.4 (18 Stop) Eclipse Filter

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  • For Safe Solar Eclipse Photography
  • 5.4 Filter Factor, 18-Stop
  • No Color-Cast or Loss of Sharpness
  • Built-In Infrared Cut
  • Not Safe for Direct Solar Observation
  • Light-Blocking Cover
  • Additional Light-Blocking Gasket
  • Holds 2 Rectangular & Polarizer Filters
  • Full 360° Rotation Ability
  • Aluminum-Alloy Construction
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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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  • 1Description

Formatt-Hitech assembled this Firecrest 100mm Holder Kit with 5.4 (18 Stop) Eclipse Filter to give you the tools you need to successfully photograph the sun and all stages of partial solar eclipses. The kit is made of their 100mm filter holder kit and a 100x100mm ND 5.4 solar eclipse filter. This filter kit is intended for solar photography only and is not safe for direct solar viewing.

  • 100x100mm Firecrest Neutral Density 5.4 Solar Eclipse Filter (18-Stops)

    The Formatt Hitech 100x100mm 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: 886235212322
  • 100mm Firecrest Filter Holder Kit

    The 100mm Firecrest Filter Holder Kit is designed to allow for the convenient use of up to two, separately-available 100mm-wide, 2mm-thick filters along with an included circular polarizer. This kit comes fully assembled and features a holder which has its sides encased within a cover that helps to eliminate stray light, which could have unwanted effects on exposure, from coming in between any installed filters, as well as the filter holder and the lens behind it.

    The included aluminum-alloy filter holder is pre-installed with two pairs of plastic filter slots, a configuration that accommodates two rectangular filters. These slots are attached to the filter holder by a total of four screws, which also serve to apply pressure on any filters placed between the slots. Those screws can be loosened or tightened using the included Allen wrench to vary the level of grip upon the inserted filters, which can complement the use of graduated filters whose effect can be adjusted to better suit changing lighting conditions or creative demands by sliding them up or down within a filter slot.

    The filter holder cover is constructed from a matte black, scratch-resistant plastic that can be pulled in half to allow access to the filter holder. Compatible 100 x 100mm filters can fit entirely within the cover when they are installed on the holder. To permit the use of rectangular graduated filters that are 100mm-wide, but may be longer than 100mm, the ends of each half of the filter holder cover features two caps that can be substituted for two included slotted caps. Those slotted caps allow rectangular graduated filters to be used with minimal stray light even as they extend beyond the dimensions of the cover while it is assembled.

    A built-in gasket placed along the front of the filter holder further ensures that stray light does not come between an installed rectangular filter and a connected lens, regardless of which filter holder cover end caps are in place. Use of the filter holder can be easily accomplished by first screwing the included 82mm filter holder adapter ring onto a lens with 82mm front filter threads. Step-up rings are included to allow the adapter ring to be used with lenses that have 67mm, 72mm, or 77mm front filter threads; while additional step-up rings are separately available for lenses with 46mm, 52mm, 58mm, or 62mm front filter threads. After being fitted onto the adapter ring, the filter holder's pull-and-release locking lever helps to provide a reliable, yet adjustable connection that allows the holder to be rotated 360°, further benefiting the use of graduated neutral density and other filters that are enhanced by varied positioning.

    The 82mm adapter ring also accommodates the included Formatt Hitech 82mm Firecrest UltraSlim Circular Polarizer Filter. When combined with the adapter ring and installed onto a lens with 82mm front filter threads, or adapted to lenses with other front filter thread diameters, the polarizer filter can be rotated to adjust its effect. The combination of the circular polarizer and the adapter ring, plus an optional step-up ring, can also be used with the filter holder with or without its cover installed. In such instances, an external dial on the filter holder allows for the independent rotation of the circular polarizer.

    Alternatively, separately-available filter holder adapter rings accommodate the circular polarizer as well. They provide the ability to mount the filter holder onto a lens with 72mm or 77mm front filter threads without the need for the 82mm adapter ring and an additional step-up ring. When the filter holder is used on a wide-angle lens with 72mm or 77mm front filter threads, those adapter rings can help prevent vignetting.

    • Durable aluminum-alloy filter holder with matte black, scratch-resistant plastic cover that can be pulled in half to allow access to the filter holder
    • Cover helps to eliminate stray light from coming in between any installed filters, as well as the filter holder and the lens behind it
    • Filter holder provides two pairs of filter slots, a configuration that accommodates up to two 2mm-thick rectangular filters
    • Compatible 100 x 100mm filters can fit entirely within the cover when they are installed on the holder
    • Ends of each half of the filter holder cover features two caps that can be substituted for two included slotted caps to permit the use of rectangular graduated filters that are 100mm-wide, but may be longer than 100mm
    • Use of the filter holder can be easily accomplished by first screwing included 82mm filter holder adapter ring onto a lens with 82mm front filter threads
    • Included step-up rings allow adapter ring to be used with lenses that have 67mm, 72mm, or 77mm front filter threads
    • Additional step-up rings are separately available for lenses with 46mm, 52mm, 58mm, or 62mm front filter threads
    • Pull-and-release locking lever on filter holder allows for adjustment of filter holder's grip for 360° rotation on adapter ring
    • Ability to vary grip on installed rectangular filters to complement the use of graduated filters whose effect can be adjusted to better suit changing lighting conditions or creative demands by sliding them up or down within a filter slot
    • Adapter ring accommodates included Formatt Hitech 82mm Firecrest UltraSlim Circular Polarizer Filter and allows it to rotate for adjustment of its effect
    • Polarizer filter and adapter ring can be used on a lens with 82mm front filter threads, or adapted to lenses with other front filter thread diameters using included or separately-available step-up rings
    • Circular polarizer and the adapter ring, plus an included or separately-available step-up ring, can also be used with the filter holder with or without its cover installed
    • External dial on filter holder allows for the rotation of the polarizer filter when it is used with the adapter and filter holder
    • Alternatively, separately-available filter holder adapter rings also accommodate the circular polarizer and provide the ability to mount the filter holder onto a lens with 72mm or 77mm front filter threads without the need for the 82mm adapter ring and an additional step-up ring; helping to prevent vignetting when the filter holder is used on wide-angle lenses with 72mm or 77mm front filter threads
    • Nylon pouch with touch-tab closure features six compartments for organization, storage, and transport
    UPC: 886235211707
In the Box
Bundle Items
  • Filter Case
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • Filter Holder
  • 4 x Filter Slots
  • 4 x Screws
  • 2 x Filter Holder Half-Section Covers
  • 2 x Solid Filter Holder Cover End Caps
  • 2 x Slotted Filter Holder Cover End Caps
  • Allen Wrench
  • 82mm Filter Holder Adapter Ring for 100mm Firecrest Filter Holder Kit
  • 67-82mm Step-Up Ring for 100mm Firecrest Filter Holder Kit
  • 72-82mm Step-Up Ring for 100mm Firecrest Filter Holder Kit
  • 77-82mm Step-Up Ring for 100mm Firecrest Filter Holder Kit
  • 82mm Firecrest UltraSlim Circular Polarizer Filter
  • Storage Pouch
Table of Contents
  • 1Description
  • 100x100mm Firecrest Neutral Density 5.4 Solar Eclipse Filter (18-Stops)
    Type Neutral density
    Size 100x100mm
    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 Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.7 x 5.7 x 1.0"
  • 100mm Firecrest Filter Holder Kit
    Material Filter Holder: Aluminum-alloy
    Filter Holder Slots: Plastic
    Filter Holder Cover: Plastic
    Filter Holder Cover End Caps: Plastic
    Filter Holder Adapter Ring: Aluminum-alloy
    Step-Up Rings: Aluminum-alloy
    Circular Polarizer Filter: Schott Superwhite glass with aluminum-alloy filter ring
    Padded Pouch: Nylon
    Compatibility Filter Holder: Accepts up to two 100mm-wide rectangular filters up to 2mm-thick
    Filter Holder and Filter Holder Adapter Ring: Accepts up to two 100mm-wide rectangular filters up to 2mm-thick and included Formatt Hitech 82mm Firecrest UltraSlim Circular Polarizer Filter
    Filter Holder Adapter Ring: Connects filter holder to lenses with 82mm front filter threads
    Step-Up Rings: Connects filter holder adapter ring to lenses with 67, 72, or 77mm front filter threads
    Rotating Yes, 360°
    Dimensions 4.9 x 4.5 x 0.7" (12.5 x 11.5 x 1.8 cm)
    Weight 6.4 oz (0.2 kg)
    Packaging Infoaydzesvczsyxsf
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.6 x 6.1 x 2.2"
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