Formatt-Hitech’s new UV filters with Firecrest coating are the single most effective tool available for eliminating UV contamination and increasing contrast and acuity in your images, while also providing protection for the front element of your valuable lenses. The Firecrest UV IR Cut is a specialty filter that allows visible spectrum light to pass while blocking both UV and IR. These filters block infrared contamination that can cause image degradation. Firecrest UV’s feature our exclusive Firecrest multicoating, that is both anti-reflective and hydrophobic, coated to broadcast quality glass in the thinnest rings on the market.
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UV haze. It’s a problem that photographers face everyday. Haze reduces the overall contrast of an image and is almost always the first environmental phenomena to ruin your chances of turning that landscape photograph into fine-art. Haze is caused by ultraviolet contamination on your digital sensor or film, and causes the image to appear faded blue, gray or milky.
Firecrest UV filters come in four variations:
- UV Multicoated offers basic UV and lens protection.
- UV 370nm is a premium filter with a defined UV cut at 370nm
- UV 400nm offers the maximum UV reduction for shooting high altitudes and snow. Schott Superwite glass makes this the ultimate UV filter.
- UV IR Cut is a specialty filter that reduces ultraviolet and infrared.
Firecrest is a multicoating application for glass filters that is by far the most technologically advanced filter manufacturing process on the market. The Firecrest process is a hard-coated electrolytic process that is anti-reflective, scratch-resistant, and hydrophobic. Most importantly, Firecrest technology gives our scientists unprecedented control over modifying specific frequencies of the light spectrum.
SuperSlim and UltraSlim Rings
We manufacture our high quality aluminum rings to the most demanding tolerances, and these really slim rings minimize the chance of vignetting.
UltraSlim rings are 3mm thin, but lack threads for stacking or a lens cap.
SuperSlim rings are 5.5mm thin and have threads for stacking
Firecrest UV Specs
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- Made from the highest quality Schott Superwite glass
- High quality aluminum rings are milled to the most demanding tolerances, and these exceptionally slim rings minimize the chance of vignetting
- Firecrest filters are supplied in durable clam shell packaging.
Circular Sizes SuperSlim & UltraSlim
39mm | 46mm | 49mm | 52mm | 58mm | 62mm | 67mm | 72mm | 77mm | 82mm | 95mm | 105mm | 127mm
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A bigger polariser giving you a wider view
With recent developments in optical design, it has become more common for lenses to have larger threads. To accommodate these advancements we have expanded our CPL (circular polarising filter) to 86mm. This means wider compatibility and better performance on a range of new wide-angle lenses. It also makes it compatible with a range of cinema lenses such as the Tokina 11-20MM T2.9.
The polariser can be fitted into either included rotating ring adapter, and becomes an integral part of the holder. The polariser is operated with an easy to use thumbscrew. This allows you to set your grads and then dial in the exact
polarising effect you want. Due to its free movement, this means you can leave the polarising filter (CPL) attached at all times and simply turn off the effect if not wanted. The construction of the filter also means you can use the CPL filter as an independent filter without the need of the holder.
More step rings, more flexibility.
For improved performance on an even wider range of lenses, the holder now ships with two rotating adapters as standard. These adapters allow the lens to sit closer to the filters helping with wide-angle photography. The kit
includes an 86mm - 86mm rotating adapter and a 86mm - 82mm adapter. For best performance on 77mm and smaller wide-angle lenses, it is recommended to use the included step rings from the 86-86mm rotating adapter.