For classic Old-Hollywood close-ups, with image quality for the New-Hollywood.
Schneider has developed a subtle and effective softening filter that can be used freely without fear of compromising the high quality of modern lenses. Schneider Classic Soft filters are made possible by state-of-the-art optical technology, and a proprietary Schneider manufacturing technique that produces a Micro-Lenslet™ array. This filter blends small wrinkles and blemishes while maintaining overall sharp focus that conceals the fact that a softening filter was used.
In the normal range of exposure, this filter imparts only a closely confined, very subtle glow to highlights. If large amounts of overexposure exist in a scene, like a "blown" window, Classic Soft filters add a stylish glow that keep the scene's contrast under control, while adding a romantic look.
This filter is available in strengths of 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 1, 2, and 3. These strengths achieve a range from subtle to heavy diffusion.