Best Graduated Neutral Density Filters: 6 models tested and rated

    | Accessories | Reviews | 18/02/2013 11:30am

    Hitech 100 Series ND Grad Soft Edge Filter Kit

    Best graduated neutral density filters: Hitech 100 Series ND Grad Soft Edge Filter Kit

    Price: £99, $160 (+£60 holder; £15 per adaptor)

    Like the Lee filters, Hitech’s graduated neutral density filter kit comprises three 100x150mm filters of 0.3, 0.6 and 0.9 densities.

    Their large rectangular size means there’s plenty of room to raise or lower the filter to suit many different compositions.

    The corners of each filter have been chamfered, making them easy to slot into the holder.

    The holder itself is a well-crafted aluminium design, but it’s pretty pricy and does add more weight to a lens than a plastic holder.

    Once in place, the Hitech filters produced excellent results, equalling the Lee filters’ neutral light transfer and producing no noticeable colour casts.

    A high-performing kit let down by an overly-expensive holder.

    Pros… Excellent quality light transfer and well made
    Cons… Quality holder, but it’s heavy and raises the kit price
    We say… Great quality, if expensive as a kit

    Score: 4/5

    PAGE 1: Lee Filters Neutral Density Hard Grad Set
    PAGE 2: Hitech 100 Series ND Grad Soft Edge Filter Kit
    PAGE 3: Cokin Z-PRO ND-Graduated Kit
    PAGE 4: Cokin P-Series ND Grad Filter Kit
    PAGE 5: SRB-Griturn ND Grad Kit
    PAGE 6: Kood P-Type ND Filter Kit
    PAGE 7: Five things to look out for when choosing the best graduated neutral density filter


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    Posted on Monday, February 18th, 2013 at 11:30 am under Accessories, Reviews.

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