Formatt Hitech 5 x 5" Combination 85/ND 1.2 Filter (4-Stop)

BH #FO85ND1.255 • MFR #BF 5X585ND124
Formatt Hitech
Formatt Hitech 5 x 5" Combination 85/ND 1.2 Filter (4-Stop)
Key Features
  • 1.2 Solid Neutral Density Filter
  • Made to Highest Technical Standards
  • High Quality Schott Glass
The Formatt Hitech 5 x 5" Combination 85/ND 1.2 Filter is a combination of an 85 Color Conversion and Neutral Density filter.
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Expected availability: 7-14 business days
$360.00

Important Notice

  • This item is noncancelable and nonreturnable.

Formatt Hitech BF 5X585ND124 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 285 Series Conversion Chart
  • 3Neutral Density Filters Have Four Main Uses
  • 4Neutral Density Factors

The Formatt Hitech 5 x 5" Combination 85/ND 1.2 Filter is a combination of an 85 Color Conversion and Neutral Density filter.

The 85 Series will produce natural colors when shooting with tungsten film outdoors. Using tungsten film in daylight will produce a bluish cast in the photograph.

Neutral Density filters have several uses and offer the possibility to achieve otherwise unachievable results. ND filters appear grey and reduce the amount of light reaching the film. They have no effect on color balance.

Often it is necessary or desirable to balance the light intensity in one part of a scene with another. This is especially true in situations where you don't have total light control, as in bright contrasty landscapes. Exposing for the foreground will produce a washed-out, over-exposed sky while exposing for the sky will leave the foreground dark and under-exposed. This filter enables cloud detail to be kept correctly exposed in the picture.

Determining which graduated neutral density filter yields ideal results for any given lighting situation takes knowledge, experience and a collection of such filters. Choose the filter strength which adjusts the lighting to stay within the exposure latitude (greatest difference between bright/dark values) which still shows details in both of the digital or film medium in use.

Speaking generally, the 2-stop value (ND 0.6 - the filter's clear portion allows 4x more light to pass vs. darkest portion) effectively compensates average bright sky-to-foreground situations, and the soft transition is applicable more often to a scene than the hard transition.

Formatt, a company with three generations of professional filter-making experience produces every filter to the highest technical standards. The finest materials, together with state of-the-art production technology have resulted in a standard of optical excellence unmatched anywhere else.

85 Series Conversion Chart

An 85 decreases the color temperature from 5500-3400 Kelvin
An 85A decreases the color temperature from 5500-3100 Kelvin
An 85B decreases the color temperature from 5500-3200 Kelvin
An 85C decreases the color temperature from 5500-3800 Kelvin

Neutral Density Filters Have Four Main Uses

To enable slow shutter speeds to be used, especially with high speed films, to record movement in subjects such as waterfalls, clouds, or cars
To decrease depth of field by allowing wider apertures to be used, which helps separate subjects from their background
To decrease the effective ISO of high speed film (above ISO 400) and allow it to be used outdoors in bright situations
To allow cine and video cameras (which have fixed shutter speeds) to film subjects such as snow, sand or other bright scenes which could cause overexposure

Neutral Density Factors

ND.3 (exposure adjustment = 1 stop, reduces ISO 1/2)
ND.6 (exposure adjustment = 2 stops, reduces ISO 1/4)
ND.9 (exposure adjustment = 3 stops, reduces ISO 1/8)
ND 1.2 (exposure adjustment = 4 stops, reduces ISO 1/16)

Formatt Hitech BF 5X585ND124 Specs

Filter TypeSolid ND Combination
Combination Type85 Color Conversion
Density1.2 (4 Stops)
RotatingNo
Rectangular Size5 x 5" / 127.0 x 127.0 mm
Front Accessory Thread / BayonetUnthreaded
Filter Thickness0.12" / 3 mm
Filter MaterialGlass
CoatingsNone
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)2 x 2 x 2"
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