NOSTALTONE is a filter that was created with the goal of creating a landscape that is "like a scene from an anime", a familiar scene that will move your heart with its warmth. It adds a warm and nostalgic atmosphere, which is enhanced with dramatic flares and ghosting to express the world in a nostalgic way. Two types, NOSTALTONE ORANGE and NOSTALTONE BLUE, with different nuances of color, contrast, and light diffusion effects, are available.
Some of the world's most highly acclaimed Japanese animations fascinate people not only with their characters and stories, but also with their background art. They depict fantastic worlds and beautiful rural and urban landscapes that you would love to visit and photograph in such places.
The NOSTALTONE BLUE has the effect of brightening the shadows while at the same time reducing the highlights, creating a nostalgic image through soft tones. The optical design also allows for the use of a very subtle blue tint. The blue tones in the brightened shadows create an atmosphere that is similar looking to a scene in an anime.
NOSTALTONE BLUE also has the effect of diffusing light. It diffuses the low morning and evening sunlight, creating a nostalgic atmosphere as if surrounded by gentle light.
Since the diffusion effect is strong with direct backlighting, to achieve a good diffusion effect it is best to use diagonal backlighting or sidelighting, or to hide the entire sun or a part of it behind buildings, trees, people, etc. When shooting after sunset, the filter creates an impressive scene through softly diffusing light sources like streetlights, traffic lights, cars, etc.
Comparing orange and blue, orange has strong coloring, but the softening effect is only slightly weaker. Blue has a subdued color but a comparatively strong soft effect.
NOSTALTONE filters create rings of light and ghosts when the sun's rays are low in the picture angle in the morning or evening, creating a dramatic effect like a scene in an animated film.
* Some lenses may not produce a light ring.
* To produce a ring of light, place the sun in the center of the image. The ring is smaller at wide-angle and larger at telephoto.
The circle gets bigger as the focal space increases