The Science of Light
Formatt Hitech is the first company to apply advanced science and technology to the development of filters for digital photography and cinema. Our Firecrest coating technology allows us to manufacture filters designed for use with the ultra-high megapixel cameras on the market today. With Firecrest, we now offer the most neutral ND filters on the market, the darkest ND filters on the market, and our circular filters are offered in the thinnest rings on the market. Formatt Hitech filters are carefully crafted in the UK.Shop All Now
Introducing the Firecrest 100mm Filter Holder MKII
For the MKII, we went back to the drawing board and worked closely with an extensive team of industry leading photographers to build upon the successes of the MKI, whilst taking into account the feedback from our users in order to refine and improve upon every aspect of our holder.
Block specific wavelengths of urban lights for stunning nightscapes
Outside of a slight shift towards green (+3 CC on Minolta Color Meter) this filter is a high quality piece of glass (especially considering the price!) with no discernible loss of detail and an even ND effect across the frame (full frame of a Canon 5d Mk III). The slight color shift is easily overcome by white balancing through the filter. I was very impressed with the quick and helpful response to my initial questions via email (having never dealt with FH before) which sold me on the idea of giving them a try. The filter arrived on time and very well packaged. I’m sure I will buy from Formatt Hitech again.
Very good quality filters.
I was concern that there was a Quality Control stamp from May 12, 2015 on the case, but after inspecting the filter, it was still brand new (Today is April 23, 2021). I'd bought the filter for two reasons, protect my lens and assistance in reducing Chromatic abbreviation. I'd say, that if the original lens has that problem, the introduction of a filter is not going to eliminate that problem. The Firecrest reduced CA, maybe about 20%, but then the lens I'm using it on, was manufactured in 1975. I'll take any amount of reduction any day!!
Firecrest Neutral Density Circular Filter (IRND)
I own ND 0.3, 0.6, 1.2, 1.8 and now the 1.5. These filters are great! No color cast whatsoever. Highly recommended!