Cokin Nuances Extreme Neutral Density ND1024 filter review

Cokin’s Nuances Extreme Neutral Density Filters are a great choice for long exposure photography in daylight.

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Cokin Nuances Extreme Neutral Density ND1024 filter review
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Digital Camera World Verdict

Cokin’s Nuances Extreme Neutral Density Filters are compatible with other holders, but the L or Z-Pro series filters come into their own when they are mounted in a frame and paired with Cokin’s NX Holder. They slide smoothly and securely into the holder, cut out the claimed amount of light without removing significant detail and are neutral. What more can you ask for from a neutral density filter?


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    Excellent sharpness and low vignetting

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    Available in 10EV, 6EV and 3EV strengths

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    Neutral and effective


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    NX filter frames are very fiddly to fit

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    Needs a filter holder

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Cokin is a well-known filter manufacturer that dates from the 1970s, but it has a reputation for being the amateur’s choice rather than a professional’s. The Nuances Extreme Neutral Density Filters, however, have some high-end features that broaden their appeal.  They are made of tough mineral glass, for instance, and can withstand a drop or two. A new coating process also ensures that they have uniform density and a nano metal-alloy coating is used to ensure there’s no colourcast.

Cokin makes the Nuances Extreme Neutral Density Filters in three size, L (Z-Pro series), M (P-series), and XL (X-Pro series). I tested the mid-sized L-sized filter which is also known as the Z-Pro series size. These filters measure 100 x 100 x 2mm and are designed to work with the 100mm-type filters and holders that are produced by several brands.

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Angela Nicholson

Angela has been testing camera gear from all the major manufacturers since January 2004 and has been Amateur Photographer’s Technical Editor and Head of Testing for Future Publishing’s photography portfolio (Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-PhotoPractical PhotoshopPhotography Week and Professional Photography magazines, as well as the Digital Camera World and TechRadar websites). She is the founder of SheClicks - a community group that encourages and supports female photographers.