Best Graduated Neutral Density Filters: 6 models tested and rated

Best graduated neutral density filters: Cokin P-Series ND Grad Filter Kit

Cokin Z-PRO ND-Graduated Kit

Best graduated neutral density filters: Cokin Z-PRO ND-Graduated Kit

Price: £135, $300

Cokin’s Z-PRO filter series is aimed at enthusiast photographers, so you get three filters of a 100x150mm size.

They’re big enough to cover even ultra-wide lenses with no visible vignetting.

Densities are the standard 0.3, 0.6 and 0.9 grades and are bundled with a Z-Series holder along with a good quality case.

Optical testing revealed that the filters produced a very small turquoise colour cast, but this was barely noticeable.

Other niggles include the sharp corners and the greater-than-average rotational slack when positioned in the holder.

However these are minor quibbles given the overall value of this high-end graduated neutral density filter kit.

Pros… Useful filter size and good light neutrality
Cons… Not quite as neutral as the more expensive options
We say… Proves that large ND grads needn’t cost the earth

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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  • Joaquin de Iturbide

    I bought the z pro kit. The holder has two stoper pegs that makes the first slot all but unusable. Should I remove them ir use the other spots and risk flaring?