Master Filter Kit, Ken Kaminesky Signature Edition

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Master Filter Kit, Ken Kaminesky Signature Edition

from 399.99

The revised master filter kit is the complete neutral density, grad and polariser kit. This kit contains a complete selection of filters used for landscape, travel, fine-art, long exposure, and architectural photography. 

Kits Include: 

  • Firecrest ND 3.0 (10 stops)
  • Firecrest ND 1.8 (6 stops)
  • Firecrest ND 0.9 (3 stops)
  • Firecrest Soft Edge ND Grad 0.6 (2 stops)
  • Firecrest Soft Edge ND Grad 0.9 (3 stops)
  • 67 & 85mm Kits
    • Aluminium Holder
    • 67mm Kit:  39, 46, 52 & 62mm adaptor rings
    • 85mm Kit:  58, 67, 72 & 77mm adaptor rings
    • Polariser ring
    • Firecrest SuperSlim Circular Polariser
  • 100mm Kit
    • (NEW) Firecrest 100mm Filter Holder
      • Soft Touch Outer Case
      • 82-82mm Rotating Adaptor Ring
      • 67-82mm Step Ring
      • 72-82mm Step Ring
      • 77-82mm Step Ring
      • Firecrest 82mm Ultraslim polariser
  • Ken Kaminesky Booklet
  • Filter Pouches or clamshells
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Ken Kaminesky

Ken Kaminesky's iconic photography has featured in major publications including the New York Times, Condé Nast Traveler, and twice on the front cover of National Geographic magazine. As a commercial travel photographer and visual storyteller, he circles the globe in search of the world's most thrilling sights and stunning locations.


Master Filter Kit, Ken Kaminesky Signature Edition

Ken has reimagined the Master Kit, removing the 1, 2 & 3 stop ND filters and replacing them with the 3, 6 & 10 stop NDs that are essential to digital photographers. Add to this the 0.6 and 0.9 soft edge ND grads, circular polarizer, plus a booklet and filter pouches/clamshells and you’ve got the ultimate master filter kit for travel, landscape, fine art and architectural photography.


Firecrest Glass

Firecrest Filters

Firecrest is a multicoating applied to glass and is far-and-away the most technologically advanced filter manufacturing process on the market. Firecrest filters remove dyed resin from the manufacturing process. The Firecrest multicoating is a rare earth metal coating applied to the glass through an electrolytic process. Most importantly, Firecrest technology gives our chief scientist unprecedented control over modifying specific frequencies of the light spectrum. The result is hyper-neutral NDs, with tailored reductions of ultraviolet, visible spectrum light, near-infrared and infrared.


ND Filters

3, 6 and 10 stops ND in Firecrest Glass

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 color 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 NDs 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.


ND Grads

2 and 3 Stops Soft Edge Grad

Soft Edge graduated filters transition gradually in density from the top of 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. 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.

 

Firecrest Polarizer

The effect that polarizers 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 polarizers are of the finest available. The circular polarization pattern means that they work seamlessly with any digital sensor (linear polarizers from any manufacturer should be avoided when using CMOS sensors).

Firecrest Polarizers have the added benefit of a reflection reducing coating. This is especially important when using polarizers as often the polarizer 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 polarizing filters. Firecrest coating protects against UV contamination, plus it reduces reflections, increases scratch resistance, and increases contrast and acuity.

Firecrest SuperSlim Polarizer (67 & 85mm Kits)

Firecrest SuperSlim Polarizer (67 & 85mm Kits)

Firecrest UltraSlim Polarizer (100mm Kits)

Firecrest UltraSlim Polarizer (100mm Kits)


The Hardware

Aluminum holder, polarizer ring and lens adapter ring

67 & 85mm Kit Hardware (100mm Aluminium holder shown)

67 & 85mm Kit Hardware (100mm Aluminium holder shown)

Firecrest 100mm Holder

Firecrest 100mm Holder

67mm Kits Include:

67mm Modular Holder

  • Rugged aluminium back plate
  • 39, 46, 52 & 62mm adaptor rings
  • Holds up to two 2mm thick resin or glass filters

Polariser Ring

  • Allows installation of a 77mm polariser to the front of the holder system

85mm Kits Include:

85mm Modular Holder

  • Rugged aluminium back plate
  • 58, 67, 72 & 77mm adaptor rigs
  • Holds up to three 2mm thick resin or glass filters

Polariser Ring

  • Allows installation of a 95mm polariser to the front of the holder system

100mm Kits Include:

Firecrest 100mm Holder

  • Rugged aluminium
  • Soft Touch Outer Case
  • 82-82mm Rotating Adaptor Ring
  • 67-82mm Step Ring
  • 72-82mm Step Ring
  • 77-82mm Step Ring
  • Holds up to three 2mm thick resin or glass filters

Kit comes with 82mm Ultraslim Firecrest polariser which is mounted in the 82-82mm rotating adaptor ring.