Filter adds soft effects on your photograph without affecting sharpness.
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Creates a picture with a clear focus and a soft gradation. This effect is especially noticeable on the object with a point light source. Filter has randomly arranged tiny lens like water drops that scatter the light. This creates an effect of soft focus.

If your pictures are too sharp and you would perhaps add some tenderness and softness, you can use softening filter Kenko REALPRO SOFTON-A. This filter blurs the small objects on the picture, while large ones stay sharp. If you use this filter for shooting bright objects, they will obtain soft and mild texture, what will make your picture special, vibrant and mysterious.

Before After

This filter can also be used in portrait photography. The filter will help to hide woman skin problems actually revealed by recent high-resolution digital cameras. The skin will appear smoother, and the color of the picture itself will have wide variety of soft color tints.

Before After

You can use this filter for astro-photography as well: blurring will affect only the bright objects on the dark sky thus making them look bigger.

Foto by Ookubo Hidetoshi "Space Fuji Mountain"

Every single light will reach camera sensor for clear and sharp image

reflectionSince the sensor of digital SLR or mirror less cameras becomes more sensitive to light coming through lens, Anti-Reflection Multi Coating is a must for photographic filters.
Kenko Anti-Reflection Multi Coating technology that is already obtained a general standard for each Kenko filter will give you maximum light transmission and protection from flares and ghosting caused by parasite reflections.

Kenko REALPRO SOFTON-A adopts multi layered Anti-Reflective coating in order to let as much light as possible reach the sensor of the camera and eliminate the chance of unwanted reflections and highlights.

Slim Frame

Use with any lens and with no loss of light. REALPRO SOFTON-A adopts ultra thin frame to avoid vignetting effect on wide and super wide angle lenses.

Knurling Edge Frame

frameThe frame of REALPRO SOFTON-A is equipped with knurling surface to prevent slipping, making attachment and removal easy and stress-free.

Black Almite Frame

glassTo reduce to minimum any unwanted reflections REALPRO SOFTON-A adopts black aluminum satin finish almite frame. Satin finish will increase friction between fingers and frame for quick operation and satin black frame will minimize internal reflections.

Black Rimmed Glass

To reduce the internal light reflections off the edge of the filter glass Kenko uses the technology of black rimming. The outer rim of the glass plate is treated with a specific black ink prevent any leaking of the light.

Wide Variety of Sizes

REALPRO SOFTON-A is available in diameters from 49mm to 82mm.

UV Protected Case

Every REALPRO filter comes with durable re-usable plastic case with UV-cut function. Since the polarization film is sensitive to UV light REALPRO case will lengthen life of the filter. case

General care and handling of the photographic filter

  1. Use filter carefully and always keep it clean. When cleaning use cleaning tissue or cleaning cloth. But before that remove as much dust and dirt as possible from the lens with a blower or brush.
  2. Avoid unnecessary cleaning of your filter.
  3. Filter is made of glass. When it is broken glass fragments may injure.
  4. Do not disassemble filter by yourself.
  5. When the filter is not attached to the lens, store it away from sharp objects. They may damage the filter glass.
  6. Keep filter away from children.
  7. Keep filters in plastic hard-sided case or filter pouch.
  8. Keep filters dry and away from direct sun light.
  9. Avoid storage in high humidity environment. Moisture drops due to the high humidity or dew on the filter can burn the coating and create traces on the glass surface that can be hardly wiped off.
General Info
Available Sizes, mm
49, 52, 55, 58, 62, 67, 72, 77, 82
Main Characteristics
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