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The Series 9 Low Contrast 3 Filter is used when the sun is too bright and the shadows too dark and it is difficult to get good detail in both at the same time. Formatt Low Contrast Filter reduces contrast by allowing more shadow detail. The #3 Low Contrast filter continues to enhance the shadow areas more than the #2 version. Detail in the shadows continues to be more visible while highlights, although showing a bit more flare, remain acceptable.
Brings back detail into deepest black
Creates muted pastel colors
Ideal when used in combination with other filters; for example, when used with a 0.3 Neutral Density (one-stop), you can maintain your depth of field for sharpness of image while reducing excessive highlight brightness and subtly lightening shadows
Each filter is manufactured from quality Schott 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
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
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
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Formatt Hitech Series 9 Low Contrast 3 Filter
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Reduces contrast by allowing more shadow detail to be visible
For use in extreme lighting situations, i.e. when the sun is too bright and the shadows too dark; ideal for those who shoot video and desire a film look