Formatt-Hitech Firecrest 16 ND

227,66 incl 24% VAT

Firecrest ND is a revolutionary new type of ND filter from Formatt-Hitech.

These filters use the new Firecrest ND coating technology to produce a super-dark 13 and 16 stop ND filters that are both very neutral and block infrared contamination. Firecrest is a rare earth metal coating used to create hyper neutral NDs. Firecrest Filters are neutral across all spectrums, including UV, visible, and infrared.

13 stops is popular when photographing near the sea where 2-3 minute exposures are ideal for transforming fast moving clouds and turbulent water into ethereal masterpieces.

The Firecrest ND 13 & 16 filters were developed as a direct response to demands of the world’s top long-exposure photographers.
16 stops is the most popular density for artists like Joel Tjintjelaar, who typically makes exposures of 5-8 minutes.

Formatt-Hitech’s groundbreaking new Firecrest technology finally allows filters this dense to be produced successfully. Even at 16 stops, the Firecrest 16 is far more neutral than our competitor’s 10 stop offerings.

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5-10 days


Formatt-Hitech Firecrest 16 ND

Main Characteristics:

  • 16 ND filter darkens the image, allowing you to photograph with a longer shutter speed or wider aperture than normally required.
  • Providing a 16 stop exposure reduction, this filter allows you to control depth of field and convey movement more easily.
  • Attenuates infrared light, as well as visible and UV wavelengths, to maintain color neutrality and suppress color casts due to increased exposure lengths.
  • The 15-layer Firecrest coating has been applied directly to the outside of the filter glass by way of a vacuum-formed, hard-coated, electrolytic process. The multi-coating is water- and scratch-resistance for greater overall durability.
  • SCHOTT Superwite glass promotes maintained image clarity and its 2mm-thick design is compatible with the Formatt Hitech 100mm Filter Holder.

Optical Effects:

  • Ethereal waterfalls and streams
  • Flat water effect in oceans and lakes
  • Streaky clouds
  • Motion blur in sports
  • Long exposures to remove people from public areas
  • Shallow depth of field using fast lenses wide-open
  • Adjusting aperture for cinematography


  • Filter Type: Solid ND Combination
  • Combination Type: IR Attenuation
  • Density: 4.8 (16 Stops)
  • Size: 3.9 x 3.9″ / 100.0 x 100.0 mm
  • Filter Thickness: 0.08″ / 2 mm
  • Filter Material: Glass
  • Coatings: Multi-Coating