What It Does
Create Dramatic Impact with Star Filters
Star filters are dramatic multi-point light flares or rays of light also know as a “star effect” to bright or strong point light sources in a scene. It also gives a slight soft focus effect. They are great for Street lamps at night or for photographs of jewelry or other objects with strong specular highlights or reflections.
When the filter is rotated the rays turn with the filter so the photographer can control the look of the final image.
Star filters come in 3 different varieties, one is a Cross Screen also known as a Star 4, a Star 6 and a Star 8, they have 4, 6 or 8 ray emanating from the light source.
How It Works
Hoya Star filters are high-quality glass filters that have lines etched in the surface of the glass to create the flare needed to create the star effect. Each of the filters, Cross Screen, Star 6 and Star 8 have patterns of lines etched in the glass to create the number of rays of light for the filter.