: Formatt Hitech Hd Soft Low Contrast Warm 1 Lens 82mm Filter Bf 821hdslcw : Electronics. Brings back detail into deepest black . Softens the look of ultra-sharp HD lenses . Adds warmth such as when you are shooting in either open shade or a cloudy day . Creates muted pastel colors . 82mm size . Model BF 821HDSLCW. 82mm size. Compare this Schott glass in quality to Tiffen, Schneider, and B+W. Retails normally for at least $135 at discount retailers. The 82mm Soft Low Contrast Warm 1 Filter is for use when the sun is too bright and the shadows too dark and it is difficult to get good detail in both at the same time. Low Contrast Filters reduce contrast by allowing more shadow detail. This filter also takes the edge off today's ultra-sharp HD lenses by softening the image. This is helpful when doing portraits or close-ups since it hides imperfections in your subject's face. In addition, it will add some warmth to the picture that will help with skin tones - especially when shooting in open shade or on a cloudy day. , a company with three generations of professional filter-making experience produces every filter to the highest technical standards. The finest materials, together with state of-the-art production technology have resulted in a standard of optical excellence unmatched anywhere else. Each filter is manufactured from quality Schott-Desag B270 Crown Optical Glass. Absolute consistency in color and density to Kodak Written standards. Precision grinding and polishing result in unbeatable optical flatness allowing use on even ultra-long focal length lenses. Filter edges are protected with a unique frame for maximum protection and easy handling Low Contrast Filters are available in strengths from 1 to 3 with 3 having the greatest effect. This is lowest strength of 1. Use in Video for Film Look. Softens HD images. Adds a touch of warmth. Ideal when used in combination with other filters; for example, when used with a 0.3 Neutral Density (one-stop), you can maintain your depth of field for sharpness of image while reducing excessive highlight brightness and subtly lightening shadows . . .