Format Hitech Firecrest 100mm Holder Magnetic Kit

Format Hitech’s new Firecrest 100mm filter holder combines the convenience of magnetism for a polarizer with the flexibility of slots for square filters

Format Hitech Firecrest 100mm Holder Magnetic Kit
(Image: © Angela Nicholson / Digital Camera World)

Digital Camera World Verdict

Format Hitech’s latest Firecrest 100mm holder is well thought out and although it seems pricy, the cost includes a circular polarizer. The magnetic adapter ring makes it easy to mount the polarizing filter and the holder mounts securely, keeping your filters in position well. It’s also good to see a cog for adjusting the rotation of the polarizer without touching the filter.


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    Easy polariser attachment and use

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    High-quality construction

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    Compatible with a wide range of filters


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    Expensive when the polariser is included

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    Care needed to ensure the holder is mounted

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Formatt Hitech is a UK-based company with its design and manufacturing center in Wales. It’s not the most widely-known filter manufacturer, but it’s a respected company amongst those in the know.

The Firecrest 100mm Magnetic Holder was launched in September 2022 as an update to the Firecrest 100mm Holder MKII. The new holder introduce a magnetic attachment for the polarizer, which was hard to unscrew in cold conditions with the old holder system.

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Angela Nicholson

Angela has been testing camera gear from all the major manufacturers since January 2004 and has been Amateur Photographer’s Technical Editor and Head of Testing for Future Publishing’s photography portfolio (Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-PhotoPractical PhotoshopPhotography Week and Professional Photography magazines, as well as the Digital Camera World and TechRadar websites). She is the founder of SheClicks - a community group that encourages and supports female photographers.