Best Graduated Neutral Density Filters: 6 models tested and rated
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
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PAGE 2: Hitech 100 Series ND Grad Soft Edge Filter Kit
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on Monday, February 18th, 2013 at 11:30 am under Accessories, Reviews.
Tags: camera accessories, ND filter