Best Graduated Neutral Density Filters: 6 models tested and rated

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

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

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