This Filter kit contains three essential filters, hand-selected by world-renowned photographer Colby Brown, and should be considered a “must have” filter kit for any serious landscape, travel, or outdoor photographer.
This kit includes the following items:
Firecrest 100mm ND 1.8
Firecrest 100x150mm ND Soft Edge Grad 0.6
Firecrest 100x150mm ND Reverse Grad 0.6
(NEW) Firecrest 100mm Magnetic Holder Kit
100mm Filter Holder
Soft Touch Outer Case
86-86mm Magnetic Rotating Adaptor Ring
86-82mm Magnetic Rotating Adaptor RIng
72-86mm Step Ring
77-86mm Step Ring
Firecrest 86mm Magnetic Ultraslim polariser
- Magnetic Lens Cap 86mm
Exclusive Colby Brown booklet
- Filter Pouches
Colby Brown is an internationally renowned photographer, photo educator and author from Denver, Colorado. Specializing in landscape, travel and humanitarian photography, his portfolio spans the four corners of the globe. In 2011 Colby founded “The Giving Lens”, an organization that combines his prodigious talent as a photographer with humanitarian work on various causes such as clean drinking water, education, women’s rights and species preservation. Colby’s social media following numbers in the millions.
Landscape Filter Kit
The emphasis of the Landscape Filter kit is using graduated ND filters to enhance the skies in your outdoor photography. The kit also includes a 6 stop ND for creating misty and ethereal effects in waterfall, stream, and seascape shots.
The kit is available in 100mm and includes holder system and wide angle lens adapter ring, making it a turnkey filter kit solution. Filter only kits are also available. A Premium Edition is available with a Firecrest Superslim 105mm Circular polariser and adapter ring. This kit includes the filter pouches and exclusive Colby Brown booklet.
6 stop ND filter
© COLBY BROWN
Neutral Density (or ND) filters produce a grey neutral effect and are used to reduce light in photography, enabling control over exposure and depth of field without affecting color or contrast. ND's are made in different densities according to the level of light reduction from 1 stop to 10 stops (even 13 and 16 stops) of light.
Colby has chosen the 6 stop ND because it is a versatile middle density perfect for creating misty and ethereal effects in water.
Firecrest ND Soft Edge Grad
The versatile 2 stop ND grad
Soft Edge graduated filters transition across the filter toward the center, 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.
© COLBY BROWN
Firecrest 0.6 ND Reverse Grad
A specialty 2 stop ND for sunrise and sunset
© KEN KAMINESKY
The reverse grad is a vital tool if you are looking to take sunrise or sunset shots. This is because the ND part of the grad is upside down, with the darker part at the middle of the filter and the lighter part at the top. This ensures the maximum light reduction when the sun is at or near the horizon.
Firecrest UltraSlim Magnetic Circular Polariser
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 Firecrest UltraSlim 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).
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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.