Diffusion Filters

Diffusion filters soften the image. They reduce fine details as skin imperfections without affecting the sharpness of the image. Modern lenses are often so sharp, that skin does not look nice, showing every pore and winkle. Diffusion filters smooth those blemishes and create a flatten skin, providing a romantic, pleasant look, without defocusing the scene.

Diffusion filter also add highlight flare, putting a halo around blown windows, light sources, or areas of high exposure. Can also be used to reduce picture contrast by lowering white exposure, and to create romantic or period looks.

Schneider-Kreuznach offers different types of diffusion filter. Each technic providing its own effect. Classic Soft filter provide a precisely controlled soft image that is overlaid on a sharp, in-focus image. The HD Classic Softs are designed to allow shooting in all HD formats, including 1/2˝, 1/3˝ and 1/4˝ chip cameras without fear of artifacts. They produce the same rich In-Focus Diffusion™ as the standard Classic Soft series. While Black Frost mist flared highlights, tones down contrast while retaining rich blacks. Our Hollywood Black Magic combines both: pleasant softening of bright highlights helps control exposure while maintaining rich blacks and colors. The Radiant Soft series expands Schneider-Kreuznach diffusion filter line, bringing the ability to give the talent´s skin a radiant, soft glow with a soothing effect on light skin imperfections and blemishes at the cost of very little blooming effect on highlights. True Net filters are the modern way to create a halo free "old romantic filmic look", given by pulling an old silk stocking on the back of your lens. They are made of/with real hosiery.

Focal length and F-Stop affect the level of diffusion. For a better control all filters come in different strength. The longer the focal length and the more light on the subject the stronger the effect.
 

Black Frost


  • Retain rich blacks
  • Flare highlights
  • Mute Color 
  • Tone down contrast 

Hollywood Black Magic®


  • Soften skin by removing unsightly blemishes & wrinkles.
  • Creates a filmic look by adding a substile glow to highlights.
  • Constant smooth halation in the highlights at all diffusion strength. 
  • Maintain rich blacks and colors. 
  • Smoothen digital look of high- resolution shots.

True Net


  • Very consistent alternative to old stockings.
  • Net diffusion with soft-focus effect.
  • Reduces glare and maintains contrast.
  • Real hosiery, made on the same knitting machines since the 1950’s.

Classic soft 


  • In-focus Diffusion™.
  • Blend small wrinkles and blemishes.
  • Can add a very subtle glow to the highlights.

HD Classic Soft


  • In-focus Diffusion™.
  • Blend small wrinkles and blemishes.
  • Can add a very subtle glow to the highlights.
  • For 1/2˝, 1/3˝and 1/4˝ chip cameras.

Radiant Soft


  • Tones down skin imperfections without changing the surroundings.
  • Gives skin a soft glow.
  • Low blooming effect on highlights.
  • Limited effect on contrast.

Technical Specifications


StrengthsSizesColorsThicknessGlass Type
Black Frost1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 14 x 4“
4 x 5.65“
6.6 x 6.6“
-4 mmWater White Precision
Optical Glass
Hollywood Black Magic®Plates: 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 1, 2
Screw-In: 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 1
4 x 4“
4 x 5.65“
6.6 x 6.6“
Screw-In M77 and M82
-Plates: 4 mm
Screw-In: 2.7 mm
Water White Precision
Optical Glass
True-Net1, 24 x 5.65“Beige
Black
Gray
4 mmWater White Precision
Optical Glass
Classic Soft1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 1, 24 x 4“
4 x 5.65“
6.6 x 6.6“
-4 mmWater White Precision
Optical Glass
HD Classic Soft1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 14 x 5.65“-4 mmWater White Precision
Optical Glass
Radiant Soft1/4, 1/2, 1, 2, 3, 4, 54 x 4“
4 x 5.65“
6.6 x 6.6“
-4 mmWater White Precision
Optical Glass

Filters in Use


Without Filter


Without Filter


Without Filter


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Without Filter


Without Filter

Black Frost


Hollywodd Black Magic®


True-Net


Classic Soft


HD Classic Soft


Radiant Soft


Hollywood Black Magic® filters in use by Ceproma S.A.


True-Net filters in use by Ceproma S.A.


Radiant Soft filters in use by Ceproma S.A.

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