HD Classic Softs impart a closely confined, very subtle glow to highlights. If large amounts of overexposure exist
in a scene—like a “blown” window—they produce a stylish glow that keeps the scene’s contrast under control, while adding a romantic look. This effect also blends small wrinkles and blemishes, while maintaining an overall sharp focus that conceals the fact that a softening filter has been used.
These filters are designed to allow shooting in all HD formats, without fear of artifacts. Like all Schneider Optics professional filters, the HD Classic Soft line is manufactured from crystal clear, water white optical glass that is diamond cut, precision ground and polished to the most exacting tolerances, to ensure absolute uniformity and consistency.
Available in strengths of 1/16, 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, & 1, Schneider HD Classic Softs produce the same rich In-Focus Diffusion™ as the standard Classic Soft series. Each one contains a carefully calculated amount of precisely positioned Micro-Lenslets™. These provide a controlled soft image that is overlaid on a sharp, in-focus image, creating In-focus Diffusion™.