The Hoya Black Mist filter diffuses light sources and creates a soft glow effect by reducing contrast areas between highlights and shadows. When compared to other brands, the Hoya Black Mist diffuses similar to filters rated 1/8. It is slightly less halation than the more powerful White Mist filter.
The Hoya Black Mist filter is helpful when:
- Halation / Diffusion of light sources like lamps or headlights
- “Softening” highlights in an image
- “Softening” the overall look of a portrait
The filters feature a lightweight matte-black standard aluminum frame to house the glass and signature Hoya casing.