Arri Alexa Plus | Zeiss Ultra Primes | 800iso | 4300k | All shot at a T2.8/4 unless specified.
Footage was graded with a uniform basic LogC to Rec709 LUT.
Special thanks to our subject and co-tester Sam Wolff, co-tester Katelyn Rebelo, Lynn 'Gus' Gustafson, Anjela Coviaux, Christopher Scott, Calen Cooper, and everyone at ARRI Rental.
Not all filters had perfect pairings, so you will see that we sometimes compared 1/4 and full filters, and sometimes compared 1/2 and fulls. The Pro-Mist filters were very heavy, so we decided to additionally test the 1/8 variants, which seem to be the most popular choice anyway. At the end, we also tested a few additional filters on the 32mm focal length that we thought were interesting.
Full list of diffusion filters tested:
Classic Soft (1/4, 1)
Soft FX (1/2, 1)
Pro-Mist (1/8, 1/4, 1)
Black Pro-Mist (1/8, 1/4, 1)
Glimmer Glass (1/2, 1)
Digital Diffusion (1/4, 1)
Hollywood Black Magic (1/4, 1)
Harrison & Harrison Diffusion (1/2, 1)
Fogal 110 Noblesse 2100 Noir stocking (rear element, front element)
Low Con (1/4, 2)
Black Diffusion FX (1)
Gold Diffusion FX (1)