The Kenko White Mist No.1 filter lowers contrast of highlighted and shadowy areas and produces a soft vintage touch to images. When shooting in backlight conditions this filter diffuses light, creating a vintage lens like flare effect.
The Kenko White Mist No.1 filter lowers contrast of highlighted and shadowy areas and produces a soft vintage touch to images.
This filter incorporates white diffusing powder, different to the Kenko Black Mist's black diffusing powder, melted inside the glass. This white powder has stronger contrast and saturation suppression qualities over black variants.
In front light conditions, or when there is no strong light source inside the frame, the White Mist No.1 maintains contrast firmly while rendering dark tones gently.
Even when images are shot with high performance lenses, the Kenko White Mist No.1 allows for soft rendering like old classic lenses. Focus edges remain sharp while the overall atmosphere gently softens. In portrait shots, the White Mist No.1 smoothens the model's skin texture and imperfections.
Flares are traditionally unwelcomed in photography; however recent trends see photographers using flares as an artistic element in their compositions. The White Mist No.1 creates dramatic images due to soft flares that occur in backlit shooting conditions. This filter maintains sharpness while creating a nostalgic atmosphere as if the image was recalled from old memories.
White Mist and Black Mist filters both lower contrast in highlighted and shadowy areas, but per the images below, the shadowy area is more lifted with the White Mist.
In backlight conditions the White Mist lowers contrast, but the diffusing effect is milder compared to the Black Mist.
The diffusion effect of the light source is the most moderate with the Kenko White Mist.