I’m testing a couple of filters sent to me by 7Artisans to review. One is a soft white mist filter. One is an ND filter.

First up: soft white mist!

What it’s made of: Since this is aircraft grade aluminum and optical grade glass, you can use this filter without fear of harsh environments or any type of weather. It’s made from seamless pipe, and is shaped to provide an ultra thin experience. The filter comes with a multi-layer coating including an anti-scratch coating, is waterproof, and has ultra high transmittance, which means that an exceptionally high proportion of light passes through the filter without being reflected or refracted.

More than that, your images retain true colors and this filter with enhance your images with dreamy beauty but while retaining details.

Here are some images using the 7Artisans Soft White Mist filter.

The most prominent features of a soft diffusion filter like this are that it creates a glow effect, especially in the presence of strong light, and with people as subjects, it softens skin and blemishes.
According to the 7Artisans website, it will “CREATE A DREAM-LIKE ATMOSPHERE.” I definitely see that especially with these shots taken using the monochrome Fujifilm film simulation, Acros Yellow.

Overall, I definitely agree that the filter helps create a dream-like atmosphere.

More from the 7artisans website about this filter: Soft diffuses and softens strong light entering the lens and produces a diffused glowing effect. While the resulting image appears softer and ethereal with little loss of clarity or detail. This filter works by diffusing the light entering the lens with small particles; by spreading the light more evenly, a soft glow is created rather than the sharp, well-defined image when shooting without a filter.

The soft effect of this filter makes it widely used in portrait photography, which can cover up blemishes on the face or skin. For landscape photography, using the soft filter can add glowing effects to strong light.

Here are some shots of the X-M1 (more on that later!) that I took with the X-S10 using the 7Artisans soft white filter on the Viltrox 56mm F/1.4 lens.

Next up, I test the ND filter they sent to me!

I don’t have an affiliate link for this filter – check it out on their website.

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