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The 6.5 x 6.5" Star 8 Point Filter from Hitech is a special effects filter that can be used for a wide variety of purposes including weddings and any shot that taken from a point light source such as a flashlight, candle, match or streetlight. The filter creates streaks of light emanating from a central light source that adds a sense of excitement, movement and drama to what would ordinarily be a simple unadorned photo. For example, a 2-point star filter would have less streaks than a 4-point filter whereas an 8-point filter would contain twice the "points" of a 4-point filter.
The Hitech filter system is made by Formatt - an English company that is renowned for its high manufacturing standards and consistency of quality. Their CR39 resin is manufactured in large sheets that are oven cured. Their exclusive Absorbing Cell Technology absorbs color as opposed to other filters that are coated. Once cured, they are sliced up to create individual filters. In this way, maximum consistency is maintained from filter to filter. This becomes crucial when you wish to change filters either mid shoot or from day-to-day.
Star filters are special effects filters that can create a feeling of drama and excitement
Depending on the number of "points", it radiates light out from the source that is best served from something like a match, candle or streetlight
Absorbing Cell Technology
The secret to Hitech'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
Hitech filters are manufactured to exacting standards and can be counted on to be consistent filter to filter which means you can change filters mid shot or from day-to-day and still maintain the same exposure
Hitech filters are made by Formatt, a company with three generations of professional filter-making experience that 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 6.5 x 6.5" Star 8 Point Filter
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6.5 x 6.5" (165 x 165mm, 1.5mm thick)
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Radiates streaks out from the center of the light source
Special effects, weddings, night shots
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Front Lens Cap Size
Formatt Hitech 6.5 x 6.5" Star 8 Point Filter Review