Cokin NX CPL polarizing filter review

Cokin’s NX-Series circular polarizer is designed for use in the all-metal NX-Series Holder

5 Star Rating
Cokin NX CPL filter
(Image: © Angela Nicholson/Digital Camera World)

Digital Camera World Verdict

The Cokin NX-Series CPL integrates very well into the NX-Series system and it’s great to see that the smart, low-profile aluminum holder is compatible with wide lenses. It also offers a neat means of adjusting the degree of polarization, making the system a little more advanced than some of the competition. Crucially, the NX-Series CPL is very good optically.


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    Suitable for use on focal lengths down to 16mm

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    Aluminum holder

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    Uses a polarization adjustment wheel


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    Only compatible with Cokin NX-Series Holder

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    Existing filters require frames

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    Tricky to remove without putting fingerprints on the glass

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Cokin first started making photographic filters in 1978 and for a long-time the French manufacturer was the go-to brand for amateur photographers. Nowadays, the early cheesy rainbow and keyhole filters have fallen by the wayside, but the company is still a strong competitor in the filter market. 

Announced in May 2021, the Cokin NX-Series is a new filter system that is compatible with the 100mm square and rectangular filters favored by many enthusiast and professional photographers. It’s also optimized for use with wide-angle lenses with focal lengths as short as 16mm.

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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.