The Firecrest Soft Edge IRND Grad uses Firecrest technology to create the world's most neutral grad filter, and is the perfect complement to the Firecrest IRND filters.
Firecrest is a revolutionary new type of ND filter from Formatt Hitech. Rather than dyed resin, Firecrest is a rare earth metal coating used to create hyper neutral NDs. The filters are made from 2mm thick Schott Superwite glass, and the multicoating is bonded in the middle to increase scratch resistance. Firecrest Filters are neutral across all spectrums, including UV, visible, and infrared.
Soft edge grads are versatile filters used to balance the luminosity of a bright sky with the terrain below. The soft edge makes it easy to place the filter in the scene, especially over undulating horizons (such as mountains).
The Firecrest ND are the original formulation of Firecrest filters. These are suitable for a majority of applications. Firecrest Pro and Firecrest Ultra are improvements on this filter series.