Formatt-Hitech Filters

October 9, 2015 · FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Kenko Tokina acquire Formatt-Hitech, Producer of Firecrest Filters. Aberdare, Wales, UK – 10 October 2015 - Kenko Tokina, the world’s largest manufacturer of photographic filters, announced today that it has acquired 100% of the share capital of Formatt Hitech Limited (Formatt-Hitech), the world’s leading producer of ND filters for photo and cinema. Formatt-Hitech will operate as a fully independent subsidiary corporation and continue to produce filters in the UK. The Formatt-Hitech acquisition is a move to round out Kenko Tokina’s filter portfolio and expand their offering into cinema. Formatt-Hitech’s Firecrest brand of ND filters use an advanced rare- earth metal coating process to create the world’s most neutral ND filters. The Firecrest product has become the de facto standard in ND filters for landscape, fine art and long exposure photography. The acquisition keeps Kenko Tokina at the forefront of ND filter technology.

Formatt-Hitech Filters are a long-established market leading glass filter manufacturor in the UK, with dealers and customers worldwide. Formatt-Hitech produces round, square and gel filters.

Formatt-Hitech Filters
Protection Filters - Ultraviolet Filters Your camera won't allow you to develop clear, crisp photos if your camera lens is damaged or dirty. You can protect your thousand dollar lens with a $20 filter if you use a UV or haze filter. These thin glass filters are designed to screw onto the end of your camera lens and you can just leave them on to protect your lens. UV filters can help protect your lenses from dust, moisture and scratches. If your lens is damaged it could cost you quite a bit to repair or replace it. The filters can also give you added benefits of correction for Ultraviolet light which can show on your film as a bluish cast and can sometimes distort distant details. UV filters let you correct for the UV effect to varying degrees. They are also useful if you are shooting mountain and marine scenes, as the haze could affect the color and clarity of the photos. UV filters can be bought for about $20.

Haze Filters Haze Filters do just what they sound like, they filter out haze which is created by minute particles of vapor and dust. Haze settles in the atmosphere and can affect distant photographic scenes. Haze forms when sunlight is scattered by minute particles of matter that exist in the air. Atmospheric conditions have an effect on the amount of haze in the air. Mist, fog, smog, smoke and clouds are all different than haze. Green and red light are scattered by haze, but not as much as ultraviolet radiation, violet and blue light. If you use filters to absorb scattered sunlight you can penetrate the haze. Any filter that can absorb scattered sunlight can be considered a haze filter.

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Formatt-Hitech Ultraviolet (UV) Haze 2A Schott-Desag B270 Crown Optical Glass Filter This Filter can help protect your valuable investment from dust, moisture and scratches, which can lead to costly repairs. It provides virtually 100% UV absorption. The Haze 2A is excellent for conditions where UV is very prevalent such as at high altitude. • If desired it can be left on the lens at all times for protection • Haze filters provide additional benefits of correction for Ultraviolet (UV) light which can register on film and videotape as a bluish cast and can obscure distant details • Ultraviolet filters allow you to correct for the UV effect to varying degrees.

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Formatt-Hitech Haze 2B Schott-Desag B270 Crown Optical Glass Filter. The Formatt-Hitech UV Haze 2B Schott-Desag B270 Crown Optical Glass Filter is a UV filter with a slightly yellow tint to give a warming effect. • The Haze 2B also offers almost total UV elimination; recommended for black and white use • 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.

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Formatt-Hitech Ultraviolet Clear Hi Def Filter. The Formatt-Hitech 5 x 5" Hi Def Clear Glass Filter is a clear (colorless) filter for color as well as black and white films. Also serves as a permanent lens protector. • Hi Def filters do not experience color shift - Specifically designed for use with High Definition filming.

Polarizing Filters These filters are used to reduce or eliminate reflections. They are ideal for photographing through glass or water as the glare from water tends to be white. Polarizing filters can also reduce the effects of haze and darken the blue sky image in black and white and color photography. There are various polarizing filters available to increase color saturation in a photo without altering the hues of image colors, but there are only two principal styles. One style fits over your camera lens, while the other is made to be used over the source of light. They don't affect color, that's why polarizing filters and screens are used in both black and white and color photography. There are two pieces to a polarizer. The front part rotates so you can change the angle of polarization. If you look at the blue sky through a polarizer and rotate it, the sky appears to get darker and then lighter. These filters range in price from about $15 to $800. They come in various sizes.
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Formatt-Hitech Circular Polarizer Filter. Formatt-Hitech Circular Schott-Desag B270 Crown Optical Glass Polarizer -

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Formatt-Hitech Linear Polarizer Filter. Linear polarizers are used with most video and manual focus photo cameras. They are not recommended for auto-focus SLR cameras Polarizers are Ideal When Photographing into Water or Through Glass • Reduce glare and unwanted reflections • Saturate colors • Deepen blue skies • Improved contrast • Penetrate haze • Made from Schott-Desag B270 Crown Optical Glass.

Formatt-Hitech Combination Color Conversion 85/Linear Polarizing Filter. Formatt-Hitech Combination Linear Polarizing and Color Conversion 85 Schott-Desag B270 Crown Optical Glass Filter - Light rays which are reflected become polarized. Polarizing filters are used to select which light rays enter your camera lens. They can remove unwanted reflections from non-metallic surfaces such as water or glass and also saturate colors providing better contrast. The effect can be seen through the viewfinder and changed by rotating the filter. The filter factor varies according to how the filter is rotated and its orientation to the sun. Using tungsten film in daylight will produce a bluish cast. The 85 series will produce natural colors when shooting tungsten film outdoors. This 85/polarizer combo filter converts Type B (tungsten) film to daylight and produces slightly cooler results than the 85B.

Neutral Density Filters These filters are designed to reduce the amount of light coming through your camera lens without changing the color. Neutral density filters can reduce the assorted colors of light in the spectrum. White and colored light is transmitted through these filters and only the intensity of the light is affected. These filters are used with black and white and color film. If you have set your camera to its fastest shutter speed along with the smallest f/stop, but still can't take the photo without overexposing the film, you can use one of these filters to reduce the exposure further. The filters help to eliminate bright, washed out sections of a photo. Neutral density filters usually range in price from about $10 to $350. They are available in various sizes.
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Formatt-Hitech Neutral Density (ND) HD Glass Filter. The Formatt-Hitech Neutral Density (ND)0.6 HD Schott-Desag B270 Crown Optical Glass Filter has several uses and offers the possibility to achieve otherwise unachievable results. They enable the shooter to adjust exposure without affecting color balance. ND filters appear grey and reduce the amount of light reaching the film. Determining which neutral density filter yields ideal results for any given lighting situation takes knowledge, experience and a collection of such filters. Speaking generally, the 2-stop value (ND 0.6) effectively compensates average situations. Note! Neutral Density filters are available in grades 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 and 8 stops to suit individual needs.

Formatt-Hitech Hot Mirror/Neutral Density (ND) 0.3 HD Filter. Created to deal and correct with infrared "noise". Today's digital cameras, with their ultra-sensitive sensors, are particularly susceptible to infrared contamination. This issue becomes magnified when using high density ND filters. This filter, with its steep cut-off of infrared light, allows a more natural picture without interfering with the red end of the spectrum. When combined with HD technology, this filter becomes even more useful. The Hot Mirror coating becomes sandwiched within the glass and, therefore, is better protected from damage.

Formatt-Hitech Hot Mirror/Neutral Density (ND) 0.6 HD Filter. Created to deal and correct with infrared "noise". Today's digital cameras, with their ultra-sensitive sensors, are particularly susceptible to infrared contamination. This issue becomes magnified when using high density ND filters. This filter, with its steep cut-off of infrared light, allows a more natural picture without interfering with the red end of the spectrum. When combined with HD technology, this filter becomes even more useful. The Hot Mirror coating becomes sandwiched within the glass and, therefore, is better protected from damage.

Formatt-Hitech Hot Mirror/Neutral Density (ND) 0.9 HD Filter. Created to deal and correct with infrared "noise". Today's digital cameras, with their ultra-sensitive sensors, are particularly susceptible to infrared contamination. This issue becomes magnified when using high density ND filters. This filter, with its steep cut-off of infrared light, allows a more natural picture without interfering with the red end of the spectrum. When combined with HD technology, this filter becomes even more useful. The Hot Mirror coating becomes sandwiched within the glass and, therefore, is better protected from damage.

Graduated Color Neutral Density Filters
Often, you want to balance light intensity between two areas within a scene This is important outdoors to allow more sky detail while properly exposing the foreground. Exposing for the foreground will produce a washed-out, over-exposed sky, exposing for the sky will leave the foreground dark and underexposed. Graduated Color Neutral Density filters are part clear, part neutral density with a smoothly graded transition between. An ND.6-to-Clear is often best for balancing sky to foreground. The neutral gray appearance drops exposure.
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Formatt-Hitech HD Graduated Neutral Density (ND) Water White Glass Filter. • This filter allows the user more precise control; Designed for HD (High Definition), these filters can be used to enhance color contrast as well as normal light reduction -An example is increased sky detail on a dull overcast day • Formatt-Hitech HD neutral density filters have the same densities and light stops as the Kodak Wratten Standards  • These filters are also available in solid rounds 40.5-138 mm and all the common square sizes • They are also available in soft and hard edge graduated filters.

Formatt-Hitech Color Graduated Cool Blue Schott-Desag B270 Crown Optical Glass Filter. One of the most widely used categories of filter. They enhance reality, adding a touch of subtlety or drama to the image. Some of the most popular applications include • Adding color excitement to a drab sky • Changing the specific color in a scene to create a desired special effect • Enhancing the existing color or creating subtle color drama • Creating more balanced exposure in uneven lighting conditions

Formatt-Hitech Grads are available in four types • Soft Edge - Half clear, half colored with a smooth transition to full density. Generally used with medium to wide angle lenses • Hard Edge - Half clear, half colored with a definite less subtle transition. For use with long focal length lenses • Razor Edge - As hard edge but with a solid transition line for shooting corners of buildings, knife-edge horizons or when a very bold transition is required. • Attenuator / Blender - The grad line is right at one edge of the filter so the color change runs from top to bottom. Perfect for irregular objects and skylines.

Reverse ND Grads. Unlike regular ND grads where the graduation transition is from the top of the filter, getting lighter towards the middle, the reverse grad offers the transition from dark to light from the middle of the filter upwards. Normal grads are designed to reduce light when the sun is high in the sky. The new reverse grads provide control where the light source is lower in the sky. This is a benefit when shooting bright horizons to enable more control over the exposure and balance the foreground image. 

The filters are available in 3 densities: 0.3, 0.6, 0.9. 0.6 Reverse ND Grad These filters are unique and are not made by any of the other major filter manufacturers. They come in all standard rectangular sizes. The filters come in soft edge only and the rectangular types are available in horizontal (landscape) and vertical (portrait) variations.

Color Conversion Filters
These filters are used to balance the color temperatures when you are using certain films under different light sources. An example of this would be using daylight film under tungsten lighting or vice versa. Color conversion filters are designed to convert the temperature of the film to light or of the light to film. This will allow all the colors to fall in proper perspective and look natural. These filters are generally available in two series:
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Formatt-Hitech 81A Warming Conversion Filter. An 81A filter will replace some of the yellow missing from the image and bring her skin tones back to a more appealing level. The 81 series (81A, B, C, D and EF) allows you to choose how much warmth you wish to replace in the image. From 81A through 81C, each successive filter causes an approximate change of 100 degrees in color correction allowing for fine adjustment of the light balance. 

Formatt-Hitech 81B Warming Conversion Filter. The Formatt-Hitech 81 Series of Filters control the bluish coloration that affects daylight film. An 81B filter will replace even more yellow than an 81A and bring her skin tones back to a more appealing level. An 81B can also be used with electronic flash to reduce the amount of "blue" generated by the flash. The 81 series (81A, B, C, D and EF) allows you to choose how much warmth you wish to replace in the image. From 81A through 81C, each successive filter causes an approximate change of 100 degrees in color correction allowing for fine adjustment of the light balance. 

Formatt-Hitech 81C (KR3) Warming Color Conversion Glass Filter. With approximately twice the strength of the KR1.5, the Formatt-Hitech KR3 (81C) Warming Color Conversion Glass Filter reduces blue and green. Even the strong blue cast of a high standing sun in a cloudless azure-blue sky, in regions with especially clear air, or the haze in distant views is removed very effectively. This filter also blocks disturbing UV radiation completely. An 81C can also be used with electronic flash to reduce the amount of "blue" generated by the flash. The 81 series (81A, B, C, D and EF) allows you to choose how much warmth you wish to replace in the image. 

Formatt-Hitech 81EF (KR6) Warming Color Conversion Glass Filter. With double the strength of the KR3, the Formatt-Hitech KR6 (81EF) Warming Color Conversion Glass Filter leads to neutral color rendition in strong haze or in mountains above 2500m (8200'). The 81EF controls the bluish coloration that affects daylight film. It can also remove excessive blue from the effects of electronic flash. 

Cooling Filters

The slightly denser Formatt-Hitech 80A (KB15) Color Conversion Glass Filter is recommended for daylight color reversal film with artificial light from the popular 60-100W halogen bulbs commonly used in lights aimed at the ceiling. With weaker incandescent bulbs, there will again be that pleasant warm tone for moody interior photographs. 

Formatt-Hitech Blue 80B (KB12) Glass Filter blocks so much red, orange and yellow that it increases the color temperature of very bright halogen and special photoflood lamps (of around 3400K) to that of daylight. With that kind of illumination, and with daylight color reversal film, the subjects will be reproduced in their original colors. With weaker halogen bulbs or stronger incandescent bulbs in conjunction with this filter and with daylight reversal film, a residue of "warmth" will be retained for an optimal mood in interior photographs. 

Formatt-Hitech 80C (KB9) Cooling Filter

Medium blue Formatt-Hitech 80D (KB 6) Cooling Color Conversion Glass Filter is used to balance daylight film under artificial, tungsten or standard (household) incandescent lighting. An 80D filter is the least "powerful" of the 80 series. When using daylight film and you'd like to leave even more yellow than if you were using and 80C filter, the 80D is the way to go. An 80D doesn't bring the temperature up to daylight as much as an 80A, B or C. 

Formatt-Hitech  82A (KB1.5) Color Conversion Glass Filter A light balancing filter used to increase the color temperature slightly for a cooler tone. This blue filter absorbs the excessive yellow-red light from daylight in the morning. An 82A has a greater "cooling" effect than an 82 but less than an 82B. The 82 series of blue filters allows the photographer to keep skin tones somewhat normal by increasing the color temperature to a more daylight balanced level. In addition, an 82A provides a cooler effect with tungsten film less than 3200K lamps. 

Formatt-Hitech 82B (KB3) Cooling Color Conversion Glass Filter. With about twice the correcting effect of the KB1.5 (82A) filter, the Formatt-Hitech KB3 Cooling Color Conversion Glass Filter removes the orange-red color cast that appears on photographs made on tungsten reversal film with artificial lights using 100-200 Watt bulbs, or from aged photoflood lamps. Therefore, this filter is ideal for neutral color reproduction with appropriate illumination. 

Soft Focus Filters
Diffusion filters are used to create soften images. A diffusion filter diffuses strong light without affecting the sharpness and contrast of the image. Thus, it is different from the effect of out of focus. Diffusion filters are mainly used in portrait work. In general, small skin defects can be eliminated almost completely, and facial contrast and wrinkles are soften. To create a better result, the aperture should be opened up so that the subject can stand out well against the background

Formatt-Hitech Soft Center Beauty "WOW" Filter. Formatt-Hitech Soft Center Beauty "WOW" Filter is a unique filter. This filter is specifically designed for the head shot shooter who wants to get as close to a perfect portrait as possible. In order to maintain an even level of diffusion throughout the filter, this filter takes into account the even transition of diffusion from center to the edge.

The principle is ingenious. The filter is strongest at the center where it rates at a Grade 3 and where your subjects eyes/face tend to be. From there, it begins to "feather" (fade) towards the edges at the Grade 2 level. Finally, at the edges, you'll find a Grade 3 diffusion.

This incredible filter gives you the softness where you really want it but not where it isn't really required. It has been designed by a member of the American Society of Cinematographers who felt that his work called for a more subtle form of diffusion. Each filter is tested with a densitometer for accuracy, purity and preciseness of transmission. You'll not find any colorcast in this filter since it is made from Schott B270 Glass.

• Best when a single subject is in the center of the image • Combines 3 levels of diffusion to create a softness different from other "soft" filters which generate the same degree of softness throughout the photo • Made to rigorous standards - each is strenuously tested for uniformity, flatness and unwanted colorcast • Can be used by both still and video shooters. 

Formatt-Hitech Soft Effects Clear Filter. Formatt-Hitech Clear Filters produce clean, predictable, repeatable distortion effects for HD (High Definition) and are manufactured using a revolutionary process that essentially creates an optical distortion throughout the filter. This clean distortion is the result of strategically placed optical lenslets within the filter surface which creates an even softening with the object and is quite pleasing to the eye.. 

Fluorescent Filters
Fluorescent filters are used to correct the greenish tone that can show up when you are shooting daylight film under fluorescent lighting. There are various types of fluorescent filters. They can balance daylight film under warm white or white type fluorescent lights and correct the color balance when using tungsten film under fluorescent lighting. Fluorescent filters are basically general purpose filters that are designed for moderate correction. They may not always provide perfect color rendition by themselves. Because fluorescent lights shine at various temperatures they often need more filtration for proper results.

Formatt-Hitech FL-B Fluorescent Filter. Formatt-Hitech FL-B Filter is used to correct the color balance when shooting tungsten film under fluorescent lighting. Fluorescent lamps burn at many different temperatures and often require more demanding filtration for exact results. For specific filtration and professional use, it is strongly recommended that a color temperature meter be employed along with Color Correction filters (i.e.CC30M) when shooting under fluorescent lighting. This is the only proven way to achieve exact color correction.

Formatt-Hitech FL-D Fluorescent Filter. Formatt-Hitech  FL-D filter is used when you wish to correct for the greenish tone that appears when shooting daylight film under general purpose fluorescent lighting. Fluorescent lamps burn at many different temperatures and often require more demanding filtration for exact results. For specific filtration and professional use, it is strongly recommended that a color temperature meter be employed along with Color Correction filters (i.e.CC30M) when shooting under fluorescent lighting. This is the only proven way to achieve exact color correction.

Black & White Photography Filters
Filters are often used in black and white photography as black and white are actually produced as tones of gray. Filters are used to make the gray tones look like the original scene. The sky and clouds often blend together in black and white photos as white, so filters are used to separate the two. A red filter can darken blue objects more than white objects. So if you use this filter the sky will look black in the photo and the clouds will still be white.

Formatt-Hitech Yellow 1 Glass Filter for Black & White Film Commonly used for a noticeable increase in contrast with black and white films. If your print seems a bit "muddy", perhaps it needs a slight bump in contrast. Yellow filters are the first step on the contrast ladder to help that print along. Both scenery and skin tones will show more "snap" once this filter is applied. Contrast filters help with the control of gray tones that appear as light and dark tones in a print. This filter can also be used to minimize haze during aerial photography. Note! Formatt-Hitech Yellow filters are available in grades of 1-3 with 3 having the greatest effect • Especially useful for added contrast between blue sky with clouds and foreground.

Formatt-Hitech Yellow 2 Glass Filter for Black & White Film. Commonly used for a noticeable increase in contrast with black and white films. If your print seems a bit "muddy", perhaps it needs a slight bump in contrast. Yellow filters are the first step on the contrast ladder to help that print along. Both scenery and skin tones will show more "snap" once this filter is applied. Contrast filters help with the control of gray tones that appear as light and dark tones in a print. This filter can also be used to minimize haze during aerial photography. Note! Formatt-Hitech Yellow filters are available in grades of 1-3 with 3 having the greatest effect • Especially useful for added contrast between blue sky with clouds and foreground.

Formatt-Hitech Yellow 3 Glass Filter for Black & White Film. Commonly used for a noticeable increase in contrast with black and white films. If your print seems a bit "muddy", perhaps it needs a slight bump in contrast. Yellow filters are the first step on the contrast ladder to help that print along. Both scenery and skin tones will show more "snap" once this filter is applied. Contrast filters help with the control of gray tones that appear as light and dark tones in a print. This filter can also be used to minimize haze during aerial photography. Note! Formatt-Hitech Yellow filters are available in grades of 1-3 with 3 having the greatest effect • Especially useful for added contrast between blue sky with clouds and foreground.

Formatt-Hitech Green 2 Schott-Desag B270 Crown Optical Glass Filter for Black & White Film. Ideal for scenes where it is important to differentiate the green tonal values in black and white photography.

• A dark green filter that produces very light green subjects on black and white film • Also used for contrast effects (lightens green/darkens red).

Formatt-Hitech Green 3 Schott-Desag B270 Crown Optical Glass Filter for Black & White Film. Ideal for scenes where it is important to differentiate the green tonal values in black and white photography.

• A dark green filter that produces very light green subjects on black and white film • Also used for contrast effects (lightens green/darkens red).

Formatt-Hitech Light Yellow 6 Filter. Commonly used for an increase in contrast with black and white films. There are occasions when your image needs a subtle nudge - something to bring the contrast up. The #6 filter is the basic step on the contrast ladder and produces more "snap" in the image. If used with color film, it will render everything yellow producing a more pronounced surreal effect. • Enhances landscapes, marine scenes and aerial photography with more effect than a Yellow 3 filter • Especially useful for a noticeable increase in contrast between blue sky with clouds and foreground.

Formatt-Hitech Yellow 8 Glass Filter. Commonly used for a noticeable increase in contrast with black and white films. There are occasions when your image needs even more than subtle nudge - something to bring the contrast up even more than a Yellow 6. The #8 filter is the next step up the contrast ladder and produces more "snap" than either the #3 or #6 filters. If used with color film, it will render everything yellow producing a more pronounced surreal effect. • Enhances landscapes, marine scenes and aerial photography with more effect than a Yellow 6 filter • Especially useful for a noticeable increase in contrast between blue sky with clouds and foreground.

Formatt-Hitech Yellow 9 Glass Filter. Commonly used for a noticeable increase in contrast with black and white films. This is the middle of the 'Yellow' filter road and is considered the standard for such filtration. The #9 filter is the next step up the contrast ladder and produces more "snap" than either the #6 or #8 filters. It should be seriously considered as a basic addition to any gear bag or filter collection. If used with color film, it will render everything yellow producing a more pronounced surreal effect. • Enhances landscapes, marine scenes and aerial photography with more effect than a Yellow 8 filter • Especially useful for a noticeable increase in contrast between blue sky with clouds and foreground.

Formatt-Hitech #11 Yellow/Green glass filter. Ideal for scenes where it is important to differentiate the green tonal values in black and white photography. • Especially suited to landscape photography because it enhances the light green color of the leaves • Due to its favorable effect on red tones, it is also suitable for portraits against the sky • Universal asset for all scenics • Darkens sky in contrast to clouds. C

Formatt-Hitech #12 Yellow glass filter. Commonly used for a noticeable increase in contrast with black and white films. When your black and white images are flat, throw on a contrast filter. Contrast in black and white is generally controlled by yellow, orange and red filters with red producing the greatest contrast. Moderate changes can be accomplished with yellow which can, generally, bump up the contrast just enough to make the difference between a "muddy" print and an acceptable image. • Especially useful for clear contrast between blue sky with clouds and foreground • Recommended as a basic filter for use with Kodak Aero Ektachrome Infrared film.

Formatt-Hitech #13 Green Glass Filter. Commonly used for a noticeable increase in contrast with black and white films. When your black and white images are flat, throw on a contrast filter. Contrast in black and white is generally controlled by yellow, orange and red filters with red producing the greatest contrast. Moderate changes can be accomplished with yellow which can, generally, bump up the contrast just enough to make the difference between a "muddy" print and an acceptable image. • Especially useful for clear contrast between blue sky with clouds and foreground • Recommended as a basic filter for use with Kodak Aero Ektachrome Infrared film.

Format #15 Deep Yellow glass filter. Commonly used for a more than noticeable increase in contrast with black and white films. • Especially useful for clear contrast between blue sky with clouds and foreground • Enhances landscapes, marine scenes and aerial photography with more dramatic effects than Yellow 8.

Formatt-Hitech #16 Orange glass filter Part of Formatt-Hitech's basic contrast filter system. For a minimum contrast "push", use one of the yellow series. However, if yellow isn't enough, orange will, hopefully, do the trick. • Deeper than Yellow #15 for more dramatic effects • Especially useful for clear contrast between blue sky with clouds and foreground • Enhances landscapes, marine scenes and aerial photography.

Formatt-Hitech #21 Deep Orange glass filter Darkens blue, violet, green and yellow-green. Whether you're a color addict or devoted black and white shooter, this is an excellent filter to keep handy. With black and white film, contrast will be significantly boosted. Clouds will jump off the frame in stark contrast to a blue sky. Blue lilies become richer and more saturated. Most of all, the green end of the spectrum turns more pronounced. With color, the addition of a deep orange filter to a simple sunset will enhance that image many times over making it more of a surreal scene. • Particularly useful for all landscape and architectural photography (on black and white film) requiring vivid contours • Sky will be distinctly toned with the clouds clearly contrasted against it. C

Formatt-Hitech Light Red 23A Schott-Desag B270 Crown Optical Glass Filter for Black and White Film. for contrast effects, darkens sky and water, architectural photos.

Formatt-Hitech Red 25 Glass Filter. Used when you want maximum contrast from your black and white photography. This filter absorbs green and can turn your simple scenic shots into dramatic presentations. When combined with a polarizing filter, the red filter can make a sky take on the mood of an impeding storm and is particularly useful when used for seascapes. If used with color film, this filter will turn everything red giving your sunset a more surreal and intense appearance. • Clouds are dramatically improved almost to the mood of a thunderstorm • Darkens blue sky creating dramatic contrast between sky and clouds • More effective in cutting through haze • Moonlight effects are easily accomplished • Creates greater contrast between foliage and flowers • Also suited for some infrared photography.

Formatt-Hitech #29 Dark Red glass filter.  Iideal for strong contrast improvement since it absorbs green and blue completely and enhances red. In addition to contrast control, red filters enhance skin tones, tonal corrections and are effective for more dramatic landscapes. • Stronger than a #25 • Clouds are dramatically improved almost to the mood of a thunderstorm; Darkens blue sky creating dramatic contrast between sky and clouds • Use with Polarizer for dramatic black and white effects • It is more effective in cutting through haze, and moonlight effects are easily accomplished; Creates greater contrast between foliage and flowers • Used in scientific photography • Excellent copying filter for blueprints.

Formatt-Hitech Blue 38 Filter.  Used to control contrast in black and white film. This filter is predominantly used to absorb red and some green. It can also be used for certain infrared applications (always check with film manufacturer's specifications).

Formatt-Hitech #47 Dark Blue glass filter. it accentuates haze and fog. Many times a photographer wants to get rid of natural haze and fog and bring clarity to the image. However, there are times when it is desirable to enhance such effects. The #47 filter will not only keep the effect but take it to another level.

Formatt-Hitech #56 Green glass filter. Ideal for scenes where it is important to differentiate the green tonal values in black and white photography. Want those red apples on that tree to stand out? The Green 56 will lighten the green leaves and enhance the red in the apples. • A green filter that produces light foliage on black and white film • Also used for contrast effects (lightens green/darkens red).

Formatt-Hitech Green #58 Glass Filter. Used to control contrast in black and white film. This filter is ideal for scenes where it is important to differentiate the green tonal values in black and white photography. This is a green filter that produces light foliage on black and white film. It is also used for contrast effects (lightens green/darkens red).

Formatt-Hitech #61 Dark Green glass filter. An unusual filter. This deep green tricolor filter can be used with No. 29 and 47 for tricolor projection (tungsten) and for color separation and tricolor printing work. It can also be used to lighten foliage even more than the #56 or #58 filters • Deep Green filter for color separation printing • Lightens foliage to the maximum degree.

 

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