DIFFUSION β€” FILTERS COLLECTION

Modern Diffusion

Craft your images with control. Choose to effect resolution, halation or contrast in multiple combinations for a pleasing look to match your scene.

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Black Alchemy

LESS CONTRAST, MORE HALATION, LESS FINE DETAIL.

Black Alchemy is a diffusion filter designed to affect resolution and contrast with a slight boost of halation to light sources. This is a combination of the Black Supermist 1/8 with a variable strength of SoftRes filter depending on the strength selected. Black Alchemy diffuses in a pleasing manner by reducing high frequency details like wrinkles and blemishes in skin while raising black levels slightly and adding halation bloom to light sources.

Black Alchemy is made of fine black and white color particulate that is bonded between two pieces of Schott B270 Optical Glass which exceeds 4K resolution capability. The particulate ranges in size from slightly smaller than a pixel to slightly larger than a pixel size to alter incoming light that creates the pleasing reduction in resolution and a slight raise in contrast with bloom to highlights.

Available in strengths of 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, and 1. This is a strong diffusion effect and therefore 1/8 and 1/4 strengths are most popular. Strengths 1/2 and 1 are reserved for a strong dramatic effect or dream sequence type scene.

SoftRes

FINE DETAIL REDUCTION

SoftRes is a diffusion filter designed to affect resolution in a pleasing manner by reducing high frequency details like wrinkles and blemishes in skin while leaving other areas of the image unaffected.

SoftRes is made of fine white color particulate that is bonded between two pieces of Schott B270 Optical Glass which exceeds 4K resolution capability. The particulate ranges in size from slightly smaller than a pixel to slightly larger than a pixel size to alter incoming light that creates the pleasing reduction in resolution with a slight effect on contrast.

Available in strengths of 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, and 1. Most users seek a slight almost unnoticeable reduction in resolution therefore the 1/8 strength is the most popular.

Black Supermist

CLASSIC CONTRAST REDUCTION

Black Supermist is a diffusion filter designed to affect resolution in a pleasing manner by reducing high frequency details like wrinkles and blemishes in skin while raising black levels slightly to create a film like look.

Black Supermist is made of fine black color particulate that is bonded between two pieces of Schott B270 Optical Glass which exceeds 4K resolution capability. The black particulate ranges in size from slightly smaller than a pixel to slightly larger than a pixel size to alter incoming light that creates the pleasing reduction in resolution and a slight raise in contrast. This is attributable to a β€œfilm-like” look which takes the edge off modern high resolution images and optics.

Available in strengths of 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, and 1. The lightest and most popular strength is 1/8 for a slight diffusion effect that isn’t overly noticeable by the viewer

Clear Supermist

LESS CONTRAST, MORE HALATION

Clear Supermist is a diffusion filter that primarily affects halation. You can control how much bloom or halation your image receives based on lighting angle and strength of light sources in your scene.

Clear Supermist made of fine clear colorless particulate that is bonded between two pieces of Schott B270 Optical Glass which exceeds 4K resolution capability. The clear particulate ranges in size from slightly smaller than a pixel to slightly larger than a pixel size to alter incoming light that creates the pleasing reduction in resolution with a primary effect on halation and some contrast.

Available in strengths of 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, and 1. The 1/4 strength is the most popular for a stronger halation effect. Halation filters are generally preferred in stronger densities to make the effect noticeable.

Pearlescent

MORE HALATION, LESS CONTRAST 

Pearlescent is a diffusion filter designed to effect halation and resolution with a strong bloom to highlights. This filter gives your scene a dream-like look with depth that cannot be achieved in post production.

Pearlescent is made of fine particulate with an appearance that has a sparkling quality to it. The light refracting facets of the particulate create a look that is compelling and commands attention.

Available in strengths of 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, and 1. The most popular strength choices are 1/4 and 1/2 for dramatic effect.

β€œI’m a big proponent of using diffusion filters. They allow me to create a look and change the appearance or characteristics of whatever lens I may happen to be using. ”

β€” Matthew Allard ACS - Newsshooter.com

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