HOYA SOFTENER No0.5

SOFTENER No0.5

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Classic softening filter for still and videography.
Available Sizes (mm)
49 52 55 58 62 67 72 77 82
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Description

For a charming and dreamy atmosphere

The HOYA SOFTENER No0.5 is a classic soft filter that creates a softening effect in your image by removing edge sharpness. It also gently reduces the contrast of the image, which allows the filter to ultimately create a charming and dreamy atmosphere. That makes the filter a perfect choice not only for portrait and commercial photography but also for video production, since it can let people and objects appear in a more lovely and appealing way.

Without filter With HOYA SOFTENER No0.5 filter

The HOYA SOFTENER No0.5 has weaker effect compared with HOYA SOFTENER No1.

Without filterWith HOYA SOFTENER No0.5 filterWith HOYA SOFTENER No1 filter

Technology

The HOYA SOFTENER No0.5 creates the soft effect through scattering the light. This is achieved by ring-shaped deformations that are arranged randomly over the surface of the glass.

Close-up HOYA SOFTENER No0.5 surface

Close-up HOYA SOFTENER No0.5 surface

Portraits

The HOYA SOFTENER No0.5 is mainly suggested for portraits. The skin of the model becomes soft, unwanted details are hidden and the overall mood of the image looks more stylized.

Without filter With HOYA SOFTENER No0.5 filter

Illuminations

Another fantastic way to use the HOYA SOFTENER No0.5 is for illuminations, as the soft effect goes well with light sources.

Without filter With HOYA SOFTENER No0.5 filter

Landscape

You can also take advantage of creating a dreamy atmosphere in landscape photography.

Without filter With HOYA SOFTENER No0.5 filter

Gallery

With HOYA SOFTENER No0.5 filter

Video

Short movie "The dog Dream" by Harrison Kraft

The following HOYA soft filters are used:

HOYA SOFTENER No0.5
HOYA SOFTENER No1
HOYA DIFFUSER No1
HOYA Variable Density II

HOYA soft filters effect comparison chart

SOFTENER No0.5 DIFFUSER No1 SOFTENER No1 FOG No0.5 FOG No1
Focus Lighter softening Middle softening Stronger softening In focus In focus
Contrast Slightly reduced No change Slightly reduced No change No change
Specifications
General Info
Model
HOYA SOFTENER No0.5
Series
CREATIVE
Type
SOFT
Available Sizes
49, 52, 55, 58, 62, 67, 72, 77, 82
Additional Info
Frame Material
Aluminum
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