Formatt Hitech USA

THE WORLD’S LEADING MANUFACTURER OF PROFESSIONAL QUALITY FILTERS FOR PHOTOGRAPHY, CINEMATOGRAPHY AND BROADCAST

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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.

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Superslim Cine

Less filter, more savings

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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.

Onyx

Compact 85mm filters made from hardened mineral glass. Perfect for travel and tough shooting conditions.

Firecrest Nightscape

Block specific wavelengths of urban lights for stunning nightscapes

Cinema Filters

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Firecrest Multicoating Filter Technology - Formatt Hitech USA

Firecrest Multicoating Filter Technology

Formatt Hitech remains the only company who can produce genuinely bonded filters. This Firecrest multicoating technology, developed within our labo...
Learn about Landscape Photography - Formatt Hitech USA

Learn about Landscape Photography

All serious landscape photographers use filters. Controlling and modifying the luminance of the sky is vitally important in landscape photog...
Learn About Travel Photography - Formatt Hitech USA

Learn About Travel Photography

Travel photography benefits greatly from the use of filters. Filters can dramatically enhance skies, and long exposure techniques will help ...
Learn about Long Exposure and Architectural Photography - Formatt Hitech USA

Learn about Long Exposure and Architectural Photography

Long exposure photography is a specialized type of photography that relies heavily on dark ND filters. Click to learn more about long exposu...
Advanced Photography Filter Tips - Formatt Hitech USA

Advanced Photography Filter Tips

Advanced tips to get the most out of your Formatt Hitech filters. Preventing Light Leaks Light leaks are a common occurrence in l...
Photography Filter Novice Tips - Formatt Hitech USA

Photography Filter Novice Tips

A basic overview of filters and how they're used in photography. Filter Basics Filters are used to control and modify light ente...
How to choose a Filter Holder System - Formatt Hitech USA

How to choose a Filter Holder System

A filter holder system allows you to purchase just one set of filters that will fit all of your lenses. Additionally you can stack multipl...
Learn about UV Filters - Formatt Hitech USA

Learn about UV Filters

UV haze. It's a problem that photographers face everyday. Haze reduces the overall contrast of an image and is almost always the first envir...
Learn about Polarizer filters - Formatt Hitech USA

Learn about Polarizer filters

The effect that polarisers have on photography is almost magical. Bright glaring reflections on water magically disappear. Foliage becomes d...
Learn About Graduated Neutral Density Filters - Formatt Hitech USA

Learn About Graduated Neutral Density Filters

Graduated NDs, or more simply ‘grads’, have the ND effect only on the top half of the filter, so that the bright sky can be balanced with th...
Learn About Neutral Density Filters - Formatt Hitech USA

Learn About Neutral Density Filters

Neutral density (or ND) filters reduce the amount of light that passes through the lens. This gives the photographer more control over the s...