HOW FILTERS WORK

Star Filters

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.

Star 4

Hoya Star Example Hoya Cross Screen Example

Star 6

Hoya Star Example Hoya Star 6 Example

Star 8

Hoya Star Example Hoya Star 8 Example

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.

Filters in category

  • Hoya S Star-Eight Filter Box

    HOYA STAR EIGHT Filter

    Prices starting at $16.90

  • Hoya S Star-Six Filter Box

    HOYA STAR SIX Filter

    Prices starting at $16.90