NiSi Black Mist creates that cinematic look and is commonly used to soften wrinkles, blemishes and create a flattering image of a subject. It lowers contrast and highlights within the frame are diffused, helping to balance the tonal range among highlights and shadows.
Black Mist Circular Filters have strengths ranging from 1/8 to 1/2 stop – with 1/2 being the strongest effect. The filter effect becomes approximately twice as strong with each grade number increase.
If you have not used mist filters before, a good starting point for still photography is 1/4 and 1/8 for filming.
NiSi’s Black Mist suppresses highlights and lifts shadows for well-balanced contrast. Light sources maintain a strong center with a pleasing glow from the light source.
Not only for portrait photography, Black Mist filters can also be used in other scenes, such as night photography, landscape, and still life… to create a cinematic atmosphere. Black Mist adds extra blooming and gradients to the highlights in your scene. Any direct light source will become more film-like, with a smoother, buttery texture around the highlights.
The Black Mist Kit includes Balck Mist 1/4, 1/8 and a case.