Hitech 85mm "P" Series Light Balancing Kit with 81A, 81D, 82A, 82C Filters

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About Hitech P 85mm

Hitech 85mm Light Balancing Kit is made up of four filters i.e. 81a, 81d, 82a, 82c. The 81a Light Amber / Yellowish filter with conversion 3400-3200k, exposure +1/3. Warms up the look by reducing the blue cast. This filter is used for more subtle changes in color balance and is often known as a light balancing filter (rather than a conversion filter), as it shifts the color temperature in smaller degrees to balance the color of the light to the color sensitivity of the film.

The 81d Light Amber / Yellowish filter with conversion 3700-3200k, exposure +2/3. This light amber/yellowish filter will make the appearance warmer. The 82a Light Blue filter with conversion 3000-3200k, exposure +1/3. This filter cools lighting situations, but not as dramatically as the 80 series. This light blue filter will make the appearance cooler. The 82c Light Blue filter with Conversion 2800-3200k, exposure +2/3. This filter cools lighting situations, but not as dramatically as the 80 series. This light blue filter will make the appearance cooler.

Hitech P 85mm Specifications

81a: 3400-3200k, 81d: 3700-3200k, 82a: 3000-3200k, 82c: 2800-3200k
81a: +1/3, 81d: +2/3, 82a: +1/3, 82c: +2/3
Filter Type
81a, 81d, 82a, 82c Filters
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Hitech P 85mm Reviews

Reviewed by 2 customers


Less expensive alternative


from Bellingham, WA  -  Pro Photographer

I have the Cokin P series filter holder which I have used with other Cokin filters. Not planning on doing a lot of 10 stop ND work, I felt that this was a good entry purchase into the world of long exposures. Various reviews that I read indicated that one might experience different levels of difficulty bringing your image to proper color balance. So I was prepared for this problem. One strong advantage of the Hitech filter is that along its outer edges there is a sponge baffle which dampens light leak when attached to the Cokin filter holder. When I first experimented with using this filter I had all sorts of mixed lighting problems. For a while I thought I would have to send the filter back as I just couldn't get a good color adjustment on the resultant images. As I looked at my "procedure" a bit more closely I noticed that even though I was blocking light leak coming through the viewfinder I was not shielding the front element or resin filter to a maximum ability. I had been shooting in the shade but still there is an abundance of ambient light bouncing all about. So, at least the solution for me, is to use your hat or some shading element making sure that you "see" its shading difference. When you observe these practices then your image will come out "neutral" or be very easy to color correct via Lightroom, Photoshop, etc.


Blue tint, but does what you need


from Puget Sound  -  Photo Enthusiast

Product is a resin not a glass (high quality plastic). Works great for 30 second shutters in mid day sun. Main use for me is water blur and clouds. Must know how to use your white balance controls in camera and highly recommend shooting in RAW for greater white balance control as the filter does leave a heavy blue tint. However, can be fixed in post or with AWB in the camera

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