Hoya Sq100 Black Mist 1/4
The HOYA CRAFT Sq100 Black Mist is an effect filter that diffuses light while also lowering the overall contrast. This creates a classic cinematic look that makes the filter perfect for both photo- and videography. The Sq100 Black Mist is available in two densities – 1/4 and 1/8 – allowing the artist to choose freely the desired strength for each individual situation.
CLASSIC CINEMATIC EFFECT FOR PHOTO- AND VIDEOGRAPHY
The Sq100 Black Mist creates a gentle soft effect through diffusing light around light sources while it also lowers the general contrast. This reduces the overall sharpness and the image gets a classic and timeless look with a touch of vintage, similar to the style that is common in cinema. The filter also excels in landscape photography where it can diffuse the sunlight, making it ideal in settings such as sun sets or with sun rays coming through the crowns of trees.
Thanks to its diffusing effect, the Sq100 Black Mist is also great for portrait shots. It smoothens skin texture and reduces overall contrast, giving models a stylish and classy look.
CHOOSE BETWEEN 1/4 AND 1/8 FOR THE OPTIMAL DENSITY
The Sq100 Black Mist is available as 1/4 and 1/8, with the 1/4 having the overall stronger softening effect. Tendentially, in situations with strong light sources close to the camera or strong backlighting, the 1/8 is preferrable in order to avoid an overly strong effect. In low light situations, nightscape with light sources far away or settings with weak backlighting, the 1/8 might turn out too subtle, making the 1/4 the preferred choice for a clearer visible effect.
However, in the end it comes down to the artist's preferences and intentions as both densities can work fantastically in all kinds of settings!