Fractals Filters Classic review: a three-pack of prisms for portrait photographers

Not your standard prisms, this premium set from Fractals have been designed with photographers in mind

5 Star Rating
Fractals Filters Classic 3 Pack
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Digital Camera World Verdict

Cheap glass prisms that can be found online remain a great starting point for anyone interested in prism portraits. Though, if you’d like to take your prism photos even further, then the Classic 3 Pack is a fantastic choice. All three filters are made to a high standard and open up the door to some amazing abstract results. At $129/£145 it works out at just over $40 per filter, though you do also get the soft carry case. Considering I wouldn’t bat an eyelid spending much more on a new lens to open up more creative possibilities then I think these filters offer brilliant bang for your buck.

Pros

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    Professional build

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    Premium glass quality

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    Versatile

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    Comes with padded soft case

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    Good value for money

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    Open up creative possibilities

Cons

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    Quite expensive

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    No effective way to hold filter hands-free

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    Awkward positioning filters from right side of the lens

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The story of Fractal Filters begins with Nikk Wong, a portrait and wedding photographer from the USA who became obsessed with prism photography after experimenting with cutting glass in a local glass studio and playing with pieces from a fallen glass chandelier which gave him the inspiration to set up his Kickstarter.

Fractals Filters Classic 3-Pack: Specifications

Softcase: Yes
Filters: Julia, Penrose, and Pascal
Julia weight: 225g
Penrose weight: 138g
Pascal weight: 255g
Combined weight with softcase: 745g
Diameter: 97mm

Lensbaby OMNI Creative Filter System

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Lensbaby Color Expansion Pack

Inject your imagery with mood and atmosphere using the <a href="https://www.digitalcameraworld.com/news/lensbaby-omni-adds-more-psychedelic-flare-to-its-box-of-funky-effects" data-link-merchant="digitalcameraworld.com"">Lensbaby Color Expansion Pack. Featuring a variety of colored crystals, gels and films. Designed to be compatible with the Lensbaby OMNI Creative Filter System, this expansion pack contains Multicolor Crystals, Crisscross Rainbow Film, Lumi Films and Color Gels to help you inject color and flare into your images.

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Dan Mold
Deputy Editor

Deputy Editor on PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine, Dan also brings his technical wizardry and editing skills to Digital Camera World. He has been writing about all aspects of photography for over 10 years, having previously served as technical writer and technical editor for Practical Photography magazine, as well as Photoshop editor on Digital Photo


Dan is an Adobe-certified Photoshop guru, making him officially a beast at post-processing – so he’s the perfect person to share tips and tricks both in-camera and in post. Able to shoot all genres, Dan provides news, techniques and tutorials on everything from portraits and landscapes to macro and wildlife, helping photographers get the most out of their cameras, lenses, filters, lighting, tripods, and, of course, editing software.