The Pro Essential Filter kit contains two filters chosen by award winning photographer Patrick Di Fruscia which he feels should be in every photographers kit bag.
Onyx 85mm Kit Includes
Onyx 85mm ND 1.2 (4 stops)
Onyx 85mm ND 0.9 Grad Soft (3 stops)
Patrick Di Fruscia Essentials Booklet
Firecrest 85mm holder with polariser control wheel
77mm Firecrest circular polariser
77mm Step-up ring
72-77mm Step-up Ring
67-77mm Step-up Ring
58-77mm Step-up Ring
Patrick Di Fruscia Booklet
Patrick Di Fruscia
Di Fruscia is a World Visionary Fine Art Nature & Landscape Photographer. He spent most of his childhood years away from the city, having been raised mostly in the Canadian countryside. From the time of his birth, his experiences in nature was to become a large influence in affecting his ultimate passion for the beauties of the natural world.
Di Fruscia’s work has won many awards, has been published and displayed thru a multitude of Medias (books, calendars, magazines, travel guides etc.) and by many prestigious companies such as, National Geographic, Time Magazine and Wall Street Journal, just to name a few. His work has also been displayed in several art galleries around the world.
Pro Essentials Filter Kit, Patrick Di Fruscia Signature Edition
This Kit from contains two filters that can be used individually or in combination to improve the results of your photography by preventing overexposure, as well as a circular polariser to prevent distracting reflections or glare. The included filters consist of a Firecrest circular polariser, an Onyx 85mm ND 1.2 solid neutral density filter that reduces the amount of light entering a lens by four stops, and a Onyx 85mm ND 0.9 Soft Edge Graduated neutral density filter. Together, these neutral density filters provide a versatile solution for various lighting conditions and horizon lines.
Onyx Glass Filters
Onyx by Formatt Hitech is a brand new coated filter system in 85mm.
These surface-coated filters are made to withstand a great deal being made of toughened mineral glass which makes it significantly more resistant to dropping and impact damage. The modern Multi-coating technology gives the filters many advantages over resin or traditional ND filters and is IRND, meaning it is suitable for all camera types.
Onyx ND Std Size: 85mm x 90mm x 2mm compatible with 85mm holders.
© PATRICK DI FRUSCIA
Neutral Density (or ND) filters produce a grey neutral effect and are used to reduce light in photography, enabling control over exposure time and depth of field without affecting colour or contrast. The three ND filters in this kit were chosen because they provide a wide variety of creative options for the photographer. The 3 and 6 stop ND's provide a moderate long exposure effect. But, combined with the 10 stop ND you can create true long-exposure images up to 8 minutes. The 3-6-10 combination is extremely popular for its versatility.
Soft Edge graduated filters transition gradually in density from the top of the filter toward the centre, and although there is a horizon line, it is subtle. This allows for horizon transitions to be more easily hidden in a scene, especially with an undulating horizon line such as mountains, buildings or trees. Typically graduated filters are used to enhance the sky by balancing the luminosity of the sky to the luminosity of the terrain. The 2 and 3 stop soft edge ND filters included in this kit are our most popular and most versatile ND grad filters.
© PATRICK DI FRUSCIA
The effect that polarisers have on photography is almost magical. Bright glaring reflections on water magically disappear. Foliage becomes deep and rich. Haze evaporates from the sky leaving clouds silhouetted against dramatic blue skies. Formatt-Hitech’s polarisers are of the finest available. The circular polarisation pattern means that they work seamlessly with any digital sensor (linear polarisers from any manufacturer should be avoided when using CMOS sensors).
Firecrest Polarisers have the added benefit of a reflection reducing coating. This is especially important when using polarisers as often the polariser is employed to remove reflections that are bearing down directly on the barrel of the lens. For this reason, Formatt-Hitech offers our revolutionary Firecrest anti-reflective coating for our polarising filters. Firecrest coating protects against UV contamination, plus it reduces reflections, increases scratch resistance, and increases contrast and acuity.
Firecrest 85mm Holder Kit
- 77mm Firecrest circular polariser
- CPL rotates using unique geared system within the holder
- 77mm Step-up ring
- 72-77mm Step-up Ring
- 67-77mm Step-up Ring
- 58-77mm Step-up Ring
- Luxury pouch
THE NEW FIRECREST HOLDER MKII ATTACHED TO A TOKINA 11-20 T2.9 AND BLACK MAGIC POCKET 6K. WHEN PAIRED WITH THE FIRECREST ULTRA RANGE OF FILTER ALLOWS YOU TO GET CINEMA-QUALITY ND AT A FRACTION OF THE WEIGHT
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.