These filters are used to smooth the take by taking advantage of the physics of refraction or diffraction, overall to correct imperfections, lines and wrinkles in a discreet way, while maintaining a sharp focus. It minimizes highlights and reduces contrast by creating soft light quality.
- ClassicSoft filters are quite effective smoothing filters that can be used freely without fear of compromising the high quality of contemporary lenses. They are widely used to give portraits a classic effect like the one used in Hollywood productions. In the normal range of exposure, this filter gives a very subtle brightness in highlights and if there is a large amount of overexposure in a scene, such as a burned window, they add a stylish brightness that keeps the scene contrast in check. , while adding a romantic look. Available in 1/8, ¼, ½, 1 and 2 density from lowest to highest intensity.
- Glimmerglass filters are diffusion filters that produce a smooth and clean halo around illuminated objects, maintaining an apparent sharpness in the entire image. Decreasing the contrast changes the area of low light without producing a halo of special light sources. In close-ups, sharpness and fine detail are preserved as the filter effect lowers contrast as you move into dark areas. This low contrast moderately affects bright colors. Even at higher densities, the filter is not overdone in its diffusion. Available in densities 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 from lowest to highest intensity.
- Pro-Mist filters are perhaps the most demanded and well-known series of filters of all diffusers, filters that give a beautiful and effective appearance, especially in portraits, creating a special “atmosphere” softening excess sharpness and contrast, offering shine unmatched, hence they have become the benchmark, alongside the Black Promists, of many cinematographers when it comes to using a diffusion filter. Its contour smoothing creates a pearly halo and is more prominent than other filter series, allowing the effect to be easily seen on illuminated objects. At low graduations the sharpness and excessive contrast produced by cameras is greatly attenuated. HD and 4K making the "look" much more similar to that of the film. Available in 1/8, ¼, ½, 1 and 2 densities from lowest to highest intensity.
- Black Promist filters offer all the benefits of the Pro-Mist series but in a more subtle and not so marked way. The details of the highlights are easier to control with this filter. Contrast is reduced, but affecting much less in low light areas achieving a more delicate effect. Like the Promists at low graduations, the excessive sharpness and contrast produced by the HD and 4K cameras is considerably attenuated, making the “look” much more similar to that of the film. Available in 1/8, ¼, ½, 1 and 2 densities from lowest to highest intensity.
- Golden Diffusion filters produce a slight reduction in contrast creating a very pleasant effect on darker skin tones, giving the image a faint golden warmth. Smooth out details while adding a soft shine to reflections. They are widely used to counteract the high sharpness that some lenses offer. Using the highest intensity filters, even then, its effect is refined and non-invasive. Available in ¼, ½, 1 and 2 densities from lowest to highest intensity.
- Black Diffusion filters are mainly used to correct imperfections and wrinkles in portraits since they keep the image clear and fully focused, eliminating unwanted details without giving a blurred appearance, even so it is a filter whose effect is apparently non-destructive, since any reduction in saturation is kept to a minimum. When used in close-ups, facial features such as eyes and hair remain sharp in the focal plane, while finer, unwanted skin details blend smoothly. Available in 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 densities from lowest to highest intensity.
- Soft FX filters use a different mode to reduce the sharpness and resolution of an image since it does so by dispersing different oval points within the laminated glass. The resulting image is affected in a slightly different way than the other diffusion filters creating a smoothness that extends more widely over the image, which means that the resolution is reduced to a greater degree at a lower density. This physical scattering effect causes light halos to occur around light sources and illuminated objects. Available in ½, 1, 2, and 3 densities from lowest to highest intensity.