Formatt Hitech 105mm Cool Day For Night 3 Filter

Formatt Hitech 105mm Cool Day For Night 3 Filter

Formatt Hitech 105mm Cool Day For Night 3 Filter

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  • Adds Blue/Lavender to the Image
  • Simulates Moonlight
  • High Quality Schott Glass
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  • 1Description

The Formatt 105mm Cool Day For Night 3 Filter is an alternative way to achieve an evening effect without the added expense of shooting at night. It adds a bluish/lavender effect of low contrast quality.

This filter can be a real time and money-saver since it negates having to retain an entire crew on overtime when the sun is down.  It also creates an unusual effect slightly different from traditional filming at night. Some detail will be obscured but the overall night effect is quite pleasing and effective.

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.

Each filter is manufactured from Schott-Desag B270 Crown Optical Glass
Absolute consistency in color and density to Kodak Wratten standards
Precision grinding and polishing result in unbeatable optical flatness allowing use on even ultra-long focal length lenses
Filter edges are protected with a unique frame for maximum protection and easy handling

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 discernible 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.
UPC: 886235116514
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Formatt Hitech 105mm Cool Day For Night 3 Filter
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    Formatt Hitech BF 105-3-COOLD specs

    Type Cool Day for Night
    Size 105mm
    Grade 3
    Filter Factor Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Multi-Coated No
    Rotating No
    Effect Simulates moonlight
    Application Cinematography when it is not feasible or desirable to shoot at night
    Color Temperature Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Construction Schott-Desag B270 Crown Optical Glass
    Front Filter Thread Size 105mm
    Front Lens Cap Size Not Applicable
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.3 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 2.0 x 2.0 x 2.0"

    Formatt Hitech BF 105-3-COOLD reviews

    105mm Cool Day For Night 3 Filter is rated 2.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Unacceptable Ordered 3 different sizes of these Cool Day-for-Night filters: 105mm, 77mm, and 40.5mm. The 105mm arrived damaged/defective (radial stress fractures at the edges of the glass, due to misassembly of the filter ring). Working on returning this. All three sizes are described as having front accessory threads. On all three sizes, assuming threads are even present, there is not enough thread depth for anything else to screw in. In practical terms, none of them have front accessory threads. Since all three sizes are like this, in exactly the same way, I must conclude this is an idiosyncracy of Formatt-Hitech screw-in glass filters. Feeling curious, measuring comparable 77mm filters (I don't have any 105mm Tiffen filters), Formatt-Hitech's filter ring stack height measures 4.5mm, and Tiffen's measures 4.8mm. Formatt-Hitech foregoes front accessory threads to save 0.3mm in stack height? This is inexplicable and frustrating. Right now, I have no intention of ever purchasing any more Formatt-Hitech screw-in glass filters. Physical design and quality control both seem rather inferior.
    Date published: 2017-11-05
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