Formatt-Hitech 100x100mm Firecrest ND 1.8

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Formatt-Hitech 100x100mm Firecrest ND 1.8


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 6-stop filter does the former: darkens the overall image by 6 stops. I also use just the glass from a Lee 10-stop filter, but sometimes that’s too much. This is a bit less aggressive and often just perfect.

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.

This one’s new, but so far, I’m super happy with all my Firecrest filters.

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