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The Schneider Classic Black Soft 1/2 Filter (4 x 4") is a combination of Schneider's tried and true Classic Soft and Black Frost 1/8 filters. Uniquely designed as a diffusion filter, this subtle filter can be used to remove small blemishes from portraits. It most commonly resembles photography associated with the glory days of Hollywood.
The advantage of this filter is that it will not compromise the integrity of your lens. Sharp focus will be maintained and you will notice a gentle glow to the highlights.
Note: Classic Black Soft Filters are available in strengths of 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 1, and 2 with 2 having the greatest effect
This filter blends small wrinkles and blemishes while maintaining overall sharp focus that conceals the fact that a softening filter was used
In the normal range of exposure, this filter imparts only a closely confined, very subtle glow to highlights; if large amounts of overexposure exist in a scene, like a "blown" window, Classic Soft filters add a stylish glow that keep the scene's contrast under control, while adding a romantic look
Schneider has developed a subtle and effective softening filter that can be used freely without fear of compromising the high-quality of modern lenses
As with all Schneider Optical Glass filters, Classic Soft filters are designed to be used in front of long lenses, singly or in combination with any other Schneider filters, to make filter combinations for an even greater range of creative control
Designed and manufactured to the extremely high standards that Schneider is known for - same strength Classic Soft filters can be switched between A and B cameras, or lost filters can be replaced, with no discernable difference in scene effects
Schneider Classic Soft filters are made possible by state-of-the-art optical technology and a proprietary Schneider manufacturing technique that produces a Micro-Lenslet array
Schneider Quality Control
Schneider filters are ground and polished to a precise flatness and plane parallelism
Because all Schneider filters are designed and manufactured with the highest possible degree of consistency, you can swap like filters mid-shoot with no discernible variation in color or effect
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Schneider Classic Black Soft 1/2 Filter (4 x 4")
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Classic Black Soft
4 x 4" (100 x 100mm, 4mm thick)
Not Specified by Manufacturer
Soft focus with no loss of sharpness: produces an old-style Hollywood "glow" to image
Portraiture and scenes where a softer mood is desired