Formatt-Hitech 100x150mm Firecrest ND Soft Edge GND 1.2

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Formatt-Hitech 100x150mm Firecrest ND Soft Edge GND 1.2


My 2 main goals with filters are:

  1. To darken an overall bright day, or
  2. to darken an overly bright sky. Sometimes I want both!

This 4-stop Graduated Neutral Density Filter (GND) is tinted on one side, so I can tame too-bright skies and leave the rest alone. Or vice versa, if my bottom part of my frame is too bright, I can flip the filter the other way.

I can also combine my GND filters to bring skies down even more… or combine with a Neutral Density (ND) filter for the combo of overall darkening, with more on the sky. You get the idea… filters and filter systems are modular, you can combine them however you need them.

Formatt Hitech Firecrest filters are made of glass. I know me – I’ll scratch resin in a heartbeat. Once that happens your filter is useless. I just like glass, always have. Maybe it’s the old time photographer in me, I dunno. But there was just no question between the two materials.

I have more opinion a year from now, but so far, I’m super happy with all my Firecrest filters.

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