Black Mist Filter? What is it? What does it do? I had all of these thoughts too.
The K&F Concept Black Mist Filter is effectively a diffusion filter. The filter is covered with minute particles which scatter the light, softening the image, with the aim of giving your images a more ethereal film quality. You can see from the final gallery image above, I’ve used a macro lens to show a more detailed view of the filter.
I took the 52mm thread version of the filter out for a test on my Canon 50mm f/1.8 portrait lens. The walk was on a pleasant, sunny evening with our Border Collie Meg, so I thought she could model for me. You can see from the example images how the filter lowers the contrast and softens the harsh light to give a very film like quality.
As it is late May there are also plenty of Bluebells still in bloom so I took the opportunity to try out the bokeh potential of the Black Mist Filter.
I was worried that Black Mist Filter would really impact the sharpness too much but looking at the resulting images you can see that there is still a good deal of detail. K&F’s own specification say that it diffuses by 84%
I did notice across all of the images that the filter raises the black level, it’s immediately apparent on all of the histograms and definitely fits in with producing that film-like output. I actually find in a lot of my black and white shots that I’m doing this in post-processing anyway so I’m quite looking forward to trying out the Black Mist Filter for street photography.
If you want to add something different and artistic to your arsenal then this could be it.
The K&F Concept Black Mist Filter can be picked up from the following locations:
Kent Faith Website https://bit.ly/2QhzZR4 Use coupon code: KF10UK (10% discount,Valid until 31/12/2021)
Amazon: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08T69FLP1 Use coupon code: P8DR2C2V (15% discount,Valid until 30/06/2021)