Formatt Hitech Color Compensating Filter (52mm)

Formatt Hitech Color Compensating Filter (52mm)

Formatt Hitech Color Compensating Filter (52mm)

B&H # FOCC70M52 MFR # BF 52-CC70MAG

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  • CC70 Magenta
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Formatt Hitech BF 52-CC70MAG overview

  • 1Description

Formatt 52mm CC70 Magenta Color Compensating Filters or CC's act as sponges, absorbing excessive amounts of particular colors. Some photographic situations require specific color corrections. For example, when shooting daylight film under fluorescent lighting, some magenta correction is needed in order to remove the greenish tint that would otherwise appear.

Formatt CC filters offer color control of primary (red, green, blue) and secondary (yellow, magenta, and cyan) levels. Densities range from 0.025 to 0.50; by combining different densities, it gives the flexibility to knock out specific colors as well as offering extremely fine adjustments in color temperature.

Note: The amount of color correction required is most accurately measured via a color temperature meter

Color Correction filters are specifically designed to affect the color sensitivity of film emulsions
A typical designation for one of these filters is CC30M; The "CC" stands for Color Compensating; The "30" stands for a density of 0.30 and the "M" is for magenta
Formatt manufactures three types of Color Correction Filters - Color Temperature Conversion, Light Balancing and Color Compensating
Optically consistent from filter to filter
Formatt filters use the finest materials together with state of the art production techniques; This has resulted in a standard of optical perfection unmatched anywhere else
All Formatt filters are manufactured using Water White Schott optical glass that is precision polished and ground to ensure absolute optical flatness and optimum performance

Absorbing Cell Technology

The secret to Formatt's consistency in filter design lies in its unique "Absorbing Cell Technology" (A.C.T.); This unique process allows color correct dyes to be applied to optically pure, wafer thin absorbing cells and offers a controllability that ensures the smoothest grad lines and consistent color across the whole filter surface.
This process is revolutionary compared with conventional filter dying techniques by eliminating the need to directly coat the glass surface itself; The repeatable performance gained through A.C.T. ensures that at any time you have to swap like filters for like filters mid shoot you can do so with confidence with no discernable differences in color or density.
Each filter is guaranteed flatness to a maximum 2-wave value and comes with an individual reading from a laser interferometer; Every filter is carefully verified with a densitometer and spectrophotometer to ensure consistent and accurate transmission, before leaving the factory - the result is an absolute purity of image that eliminates any unwanted colorcast caused by conventional greenish soda-lime glass.

Color Compensation Filter Factors

CC05B: in Daylight = 1.2: in Tungsten = 1.2
CC10B: in Daylight = 1.3: in Tungsten = 1.3
CC20B: in Daylight = 1.6: in Tungsten = 1.7
CC40B: in Daylight = 2.1: in Tungsten = 2.4
CC05Y: in Daylight = 1.1: in Tungsten = 1.1
CC10Y: in Daylight = 1.1: in Tungsten = 1.1
CC20Y: in Daylight = 1.2: in Tungsten = 1.2
CC40Y: in Daylight = 1.4: in Tungsten = 1.3
CC05C: in Daylight = 1.1: in Tungsten = 1.1
CC10C: in Daylight = 1.1: in Tungsten = 1.2
CC20C: in Daylight = 1.3: in Tungsten = 1.4
CC40C: in Daylight = 1.4: in Tungsten = 1.5
CC05R: in Daylight = 1.2: in Tungsten = 1.1
CC10R: in Daylight = 1.3: in Tungsten = 1.2
CC20R: in Daylight = 1.5: in Tungsten = 1.4
CC40R: in Daylight = 2.1: in Tungsten = 1.9
CC05G: in Daylight = 1.1: in Tungsten = 1.1
CC10G: in Daylight = 1.2: in Tungsten = 1.2
CC20G: in Daylight = 1.3: in Tungsten = 1.3
CC40G: in Daylight = 1.5: in Tungsten = 1.5
CC05M: in Daylight = 1.2: in Tungsten = 1.1
CC10M: in Daylight = 1.3: in Tungsten = 1.2
CC20M: in Daylight = 1.5: in Tungsten = 1.3
CC40M: in Daylight = 1.9: in Tungsten = 1.5
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Formatt Hitech Color Compensating Filter (52mm)
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    • 1Description

    Formatt Hitech BF 52-CC70MAG specs

    Type Color Compensating
    Size 52mm
    Grade 70 Magenta
    Filter Factor 52mm
    Coating None
    Rotating Not Applicable
    Effect Helps with color balance when shooting with any lighting source
    Application Architectural, portrait, product photography
    Color Temperature Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Construction Schott-Desag B270 Crown Optical Glass
    Front Filter Thread Size None
    Front Lens Cap Size Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 2.0 x 2.0 x 2.0"

    Formatt Hitech BF 52-CC70MAG reviews

    Color Compensating Filter (52mm) is rated 3.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from fairly deep magenta but... To start off, I didn't buy this filter for color correction. I bought it for IR effect, both color IR film and digital full spectrum. I was going for a deeper magenta more on density with the standard orange filter for black and white. This is not that. The product description is not very detailed and does not give exposure compensation. The example photo is far from accurate. The filter does give a nice magenta shift, but nowhere as dramatic as I was hoping and the sample images shows. All in all it is a quality filter with great glass. It barely has any screw threads on the front of the filter and most of my other filters will not attach for stacking on top of this one. Minor design flaw.
    Date published: 2013-03-21
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