Formatt Hitech Series 9 Graduated Neutral Density (ND)  .3 HD Glass Filter

Formatt Hitech Series 9 Graduated Neutral Density (ND) .3 HD Glass Filter

Formatt Hitech Series 9 Graduated Neutral Density (ND) .3 HD Glass Filter

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Formatt Hitech Series 9 Graduated Neutral Density (ND)  .3 HD Glass Filter

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Formatt Series 9 Graduated Neutral Density HD Filters enable the shooter to adjust exposure without affecting colour balance. Exposure can be increased by 1,2,3 or 4 stops to suit individual situations.

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.

Designed with the HD (High Definition) shooter in mind, today's HD lenses are ultrasharp. This incredible technological breakthrough gives HD shooters the quality they want but with no resulting loss of contrast or detail.

Soft/hard indicates the degree of transition

Formatt's Neutral Density Filters are a response to the many DPs and cinematographers who find that it is important to shoot as wide open as possible to minimize depth of field, especially with HD; In response to the professional demand for an optically correct and pristine neutral density filter for HD, Formatt designed its HD Neutral Density Filters, which are the ultimate solution to enhance color contrast and are ideal for normal light reduction
A standard set of ND's is 0.3, 0.6, 0.9 and 1.2. This represents 1 to 4 stops of light reduction 1

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.9 (exposure adjustment = 3 stops, reduces ISO 1/8)

Formatt Grads are Available in Four Types

Soft Edge - Half clear, half coloured with a smooth transition to full density. Generally used with medium to wide angle lenses
Hard Edge - Half clear, half coloured with a definite less subtle transition. For use with long focal length lenses
Razor Edge - As hard edge but with a solid transition line for shooting corners of buildings, knife-edge horizons or when a very bold transition is required
Attenuator/Blender - The grad line is right at one edge of the filter so the colour change runs from top to bottom. Perfect for irregular objects and skylines
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Formatt Hitech Series 9 Graduated Neutral Density (ND) .3 HD Glass Filter
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    • 1Description
    Type Graduated Neutral Density
    Size Series 9
    Grade .3 (1-stop)
    Filter Factor Reduces ISO 1/2
    Multi-Coated Yes
    Rotating Not Applicable
    Effect Balanced light intensity from one part of a scene to another
    Application Nature, Travel, Outdoor photography; To maintain light control, as in bright contrasty landscapes; i.e. bright sky, dark foreground
    Color Temperature Not Applicable
    Construction Schott-Desag B270 Crown Optical Glass
    Front Filter Thread Size Not Applicable
    Front Lens Cap Size Not Applicable
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.3 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 2.0 x 2.0 x 2.0"

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