This filter set provides a low-cost entry to experimenting with different effects and techniques – particularly for film photographers. It includes filters which are suitable for both landscape photography (including graduated and neutral density filters) as well as for weddings and portraiture effects (soft focus and vignettes). They have been used professionally on both 35mm and medium format film cameras.
Cromatek filters were introduced at about the same time as the better known Cokin filter system and were of a similar style – consisting of a filter holder with slip-in filters. Being mostly made of optical resin, they were a cheaper alternative to traditional glass screw-in filters, and included a much wider range of special effects. They were originally designed for film cameras, but are equally suited to digital cameras where the photographer would rather create effects in-camera rather than using Photoshop or some other photo editing software in post-processing.
The condition of the filters varies. All have been used – some quite heavily and others very little. All are however perfectly serviceable with no cracks or serious scratches and represent excellent value for the asking price of only £20.00.
The Cromatek system fits lenses with a filter thread from 46 mm to 67 mm (and Hasselblad B60 bayonet fitting). All the filters (except graduated ones) measure 75 mm x 75 mm and have a black plastic rim for protection and easy handling (if the plastic rim is removed, the filters measure 67 mm x 67 mm and are compatible with Cokin A series filter holders). Each filter comes with its own sturdy plastic box for storage.
The set includes the following:
1x Cromatek filter holder with slots to hold up to 3 Cromatek (or any other 75 x 75 mm) filters, plus an extra slot on the front for graduated filters. The front slot is also compatible with Cokin (P series) filters.
1x front cover for the filter holder.
6x lens adaptor rings (49 mm, 52 mm, 55 mm, 62 mm, 67 mm and Hasselblad B60 sizes).
14x Cromatek filters comprising the following:
- light grey graduated
- dark grey graduated
- neutral density N.D 2
- 81C warming
- 82A blue
- 85B artificial/daylight conversion
- clear centre oval diffuser
- clear centre spot diffuser
- grey colour soft oval cameo
- grey/low key oval vignette
- white/high key oval vignette
- black oval vignette
1x Hoyarex softener B filter.
1x Cromatek system handbook.
The complete set is for sale at the bargain price of only £20.00 – which is well below the cost of the lens adaptor rings alone. It is being sold from Chesterfield in Derbyshire. Inspection prior to purchase is welcome, or it can be posted anywhere (at extra cost).
Please contact me if you are interested, or need any further information.