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Updated Sept 1/23

Black Mist Filters

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Black Mist is an optical glass soft filter infused with fine black diffusing material. It suppresses highlight and shadow contrast, providing a soft image. Without requiring a retouch, you are able to create movie-like photographs with Black Mist.

Kenko Black Mist No. 05
58mm - $69 - in stock
67mm - $99 - in stock
72mm - $125 - in stock
77mm - $139 - in stock
82 mm - $149 - in stock
Made in Japan.



NiSi Black Mist creates a cinematic look that is commonly used to soften skin and create a flattering image of a subject. It lowers contrast. 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.

Suppress highlights and lift shadows
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.

Black Mist is for many applications.
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.

Black Mist 1/4 Filter
77mm - $140 - in stock
82mm - $155 - more in soon

Black Mist 1/8 Filter
77mm - $140 - in stock
82mm - $155 - in stock

NiSi Black Mist Kit (1/4, 1/8 & Case)
67mm - $190 - in stock
72mm - $225 - in stock

The Black Mist Kit includes Black Mist 1/4, 1/8 and a carrying case for the filters.


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