Japanese filter and accessory manufacturer Hoya has introduced its new light pollution cut filter, Starscape. The filter is designed specifically for nighttime photography, enabling photographers to capture star-filled night skies in areas where light pollution could limit visibility.
The Starscape filter is designed to reduce the glare produced by the mercury and sodium vapor lights commonly found in cities. According to Hoya, its filter cuts the greenish and yellow hues that may result from artificial light pollution, ultimately offering what the company describes as ‘natural color reproduction.’ It’s unclear how well it can handle light pollution from LEDs, however.
Hoya will offer the Starscape 1.5 ND filter in 49mm to 82mm sizes; it features a low-profile aluminum frame and 0.5-stop exposure reduction. Pricing and availability information hasn’t been revealed at this time.
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