Best Graduated Neutral Density Filters: 6 models tested and rated

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

Cokin P-Series ND Grad Filter Kit

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

Price: £60, $83 (+£10 per lens adaptor ring)

This smaller graduated neutral density filter kit features the same three 0.3, 0.6 and 0.9 filter densities as the 100x150mm kits, but here each filter measures a more modest 82x100mm.

They’re still large enough to cover a 77mm lens, with some flexibility in positioning from the rectangular design, but the holder may cause vignetting on wide-angle lenses.

Despite the lower cost of this set, the optical performance of the P-series filters was very impressive, and we found just the slightest hint of a red cast on our test images.

As with all the graduated neutral density filter kits on test, we used Photoshop’s eyedropper tool to measure colour variances in images shot through each filter of a colour-calibrated white screen.

Pros… Excellent performance at a reasonable price
Cons… Smaller filter size could be problematic with some lenses
We say… A solid all-round option from a respected brand

Score: 5/5

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?