Schneider-Kreuznach has developed a subtle and effective softening filter that can be used freely without fear of compromising the high quality of contemporary lenses. In the normal range of exposure, this filter imparts only a closely confined, very subtle glow to highlights.
If large amounts of over-exposure exist in a scene, like a blown window, Classic Soft filters add a stylish glow that keeps the scene’s contrast under control, while adding a romantic look.
The Secret of In-focus Diffusion
Hundreds of Micro-Lenslets arrayed within each Schneider-Kreuznach Classic Soft filter provide a precisely controlled soft image that is overlaid on a sharp, in-focus image. The number of Micro-Lenslets per square inch determines the image-blending effectiveness of each Classic Soft filter. This combination diffuses the fine details in the image while maintaining overall sharp focus.