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Master Filter Kit, Ken Kaminesky Signature Edition

The master filter kit is the complete neutral density, grad and polarizer 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 or Resin Soft Edge ND Grad 0.6 (2 stops)
Firecrest or Resin Soft Edge ND Grad 0.9 (3 stops)
Firecrest Circular Polarizer
Aluminum Holder
Adapter ring
Polarizer Ring
Ken Kaminesky Booklet
Filter Pouches or clamshells

Filter Size – Adapter Ring:

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.

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.

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 vs Formatt-Hitech Resin

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.

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.

ProStop IRND and ND Grad Resin Filters

Formatt-Hitech’s resin filters are ultra flat, have excellent contrast and are completely transparent to the visible light spectrum. Formatt-Hitech’s resin has the highest scratch resistance of any non-glass optical material and it’s resistant to most solvents, chemicals, aging and material fatigue. Because of the ruggedness, light weight and portability, resin filters are a great choice for photographers and HDSLR filmakers. Resin filters are dyed using our exclusive Absorbing Cell Technology process.

Formatt-Hitech’s resin filters are ultra flat, have excellent contrast and are completely transparent to the visible light spectrum. Formatt-Hitech’s resin has the highest scratch resistance of any non-glass optical material and it’s resistant to most solvents, chemicals, aging and material fatigue. Because of the ruggedness, light weight and portability, resin filters are a great choice for photographers and HDSLR filmakers. Resin filters are dyed using our exclusive Absorbing Cell Technology process.

ND Filters

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.

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

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.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.

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.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.

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.

The Hardware

Aluminum holder, polarizer ring and lens adapter ring

100mm Kits Include:

100mm Modular Holder
・Rugged aluminum back plate
・Holds up to three 2mm thick resin or glass filters
・Includes a spacer for holding a 4mm thick glass filter

Wide Angle Adapter
・Connects the holder system to the lens.
・Reduces vignetting by placing the holder system closer to the lens compared to the standard adapter
・Made from aircraft quality aluminum

Polarizer Ring
・Allows installation of a 105mm polarizer to the front of the holder system

100mm Modular Holder
・Rugged aluminum back plate
・Holds up to three 2mm thick resin or glass filters
・Includes a spacer for holding a 4mm thick glass filter

Wide Angle Adapter
・Connects the holder system to the lens.
・Reduces vignetting by placing the holder system closer to the lens compared to the standard adapter
・Made from aircraft quality aluminum

Polarizer Ring
・Allows installation of a 105mm polarizer to the front of the holder system

85mm Kits Include:

85mm Modular Holder
・Rugged aluminum back plate
・Holds up to three 2mm thick resin or glass filters

Threaded Adapter Ring
・Connects the holder system to the lens
・Made from aircraft quality aluminum

Polarizer Ring
・Allows installation of a 95mm polarizer to the front of the holder system

85mm Modular Holder
・Rugged aluminum back plate
・Holds up to three 2mm thick resin or glass filters

Threaded Adapter Ring
・Connects the holder system to the lens
・Made from aircraft quality aluminum

Polarizer Ring
・Allows installation of a 95mm polarizer to the front of the holder system

67mm Kits Include:

67mm Modular Holder
・Rugged aluminum back plate
・Holds up to two 2mm thick resin or glass filters

Threaded Adapter Ring
・Connects the holder system to the lens
・Made from aircraft quality aluminum

Polarizer Ring
・Allows installation of a 77mm polarizer to the front of the holder system

67mm Modular Holder
・Rugged aluminum back plate
・Holds up to two 2mm thick resin or glass filters

Threaded Adapter Ring
・Connects the holder system to the lens
・Made from aircraft quality aluminum

Polarizer Ring
・Allows installation of a 77mm polarizer to the front of the holder system