Cokin Series P Grey Graduated Neutral Density Filter ND8X

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About Cokin ND8X

• Grey Neutral Density filters compensate for bright light.
• By under-exposing the sky, they give a better relief to the surfaces and colors of landscapes and architecure.
• They are indispensable in summer, for seaside and mountain photos.
• They are available in six choices to cover every situation.
120 - 2X graduated neutral density filter reduces the light 1 stop
121 - 8X graduated neutral density filter reduces the light 3 stops.
121L - 2X Light starts with the same neutral density as 120, but feathers the grey almost from the color edge and more gently graduates to clear. One stop of compensation.
121M - 4X Medium is the same gentle graduation as 121L but with twice in dens ty. Requires 2 stops of compensation.
121S - 8X Soft is twice the density of 121M and the graduation extends to 3/4 of the filter. Requires 3 stops.
121F - 8X Full is the same as 121S except that the neutral density grey cover the entire filter. Requires 3 stops

The Cokin ND8X is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Photo enthusiast among others.The Cokin ND8X is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Cokin ND8X: Clear optics, Easy to use and Strong construction

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Easy to use (20),Firm mount (11),Clear optics (10),Strong construction (8),Consistent effect (4)
Best Uses:
Image manipulation (10),Color correction (8),Landscape photography (4)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (12),Semi-pro photographer (9),Enthusiast (4)

Cokin ND8X Reviews

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(based on 27 reviews)


of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Most Liked Positive Review


does the job

I already had the Cokin ND4X graduated filter, but I found that it wasn't enough for many situations with bright skies. So far the ND8X appears to be doing a great job. I still need to test in more extreme situations, if the skies would ever clear up here in Portland. But even with cloudy skies, the results were interesting/dramatic. This is a good filter to add to your collection!


Most Liked Negative Review


color cast, otherwise great

Mine has a slight magenta color to it, only in the darkened half. I actually like the effect it has on sunrise/sunset photos, which is what I mainly use this filter for, so I didn't bother trying to return it.

Reviewed by 27 customers


Great for sunrise and sunset photos


from Minnesota  -  Photo Enthusiast

This filter is great for capturing sunrise and sunset colors. Just slide it in the Cokin filter holder and adjust the transition line to match the horizon. The filter balances the bright sky and the dark landscape to bring out all the details.


A great product


from Madison, WI  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Very easy to use as it just slides into the holder. Being a soft version the lighting becomes perfectly blended creating a natural look. I especially wanted this for sunset pictures and it works wonderfully. I certainly recommend it and plan to buy other filters over time.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Budget Friendly GND


from Germantown, MD  -  Semi-pro Photographer

This is probably the most affordable GND on the market which is why this is the second time I've owned this filter (the first one became scratched and was then lost). As with most of the lower end Cokin filters, they are plasticy, can scratch very easily, and are likely to add a slight magenta tint to the darker end of the filter. That is a given. Sometimes you may want to stack this filter with a stronger ND for longer exposures but your image will have a STRONG magenta tint throughout. But if you're on a budget and don't mind a little post-color correction, this is fine. I would advise making sure to purchase a soft filter pouch, as the plastic containers that P-series Cokin filters come in don't do the trick and because they will scratch or chip within them.


Works as advertised


from Germantown, MD  -  Semi-Professional

We all know that Cokin A and P-series ND's generally add a slight magenta tint to your image (and if you stack them, your image will be downright purple). Being well aware of that, otherwise, this affordable filter will definitely stop down your exposure by 3 full stops. Great for long exposures. Perfect for the photog who can't expend $300+ for the high end glass filters and those new to longer exposures. But as it is not solid glass, you'll need to be careful to not scratch or chip this filter. But you CAN afford to replace it if you do!


It's good stuff


from Canada  -  Photo Enthusiast

The Z-Pro graduated ND filter kit have enabled me to photograph landscapes into the Sun to a whole new level. The quality of the kit is very good.


I would buy again


from Maine  -  Photography Student

Does what it is supposed to.


More shutter time


from South East Texas  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Easy to use. The only con. would be the material is plastic and coud get scratched but with proper handeling/ storage this should never be a problem. This will not give long shutter times in bright sunlight. My slowest ISO is 200 on my Canon 50D. I will get the 9 stop for very bright conditions.I guess I could get another like one and stack them and get 6 stops. All in all I'm pleased.


Works just as described!


from Conway, SC  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

I use this when the extra stops are needed to get the shot. Also replacing screw on type filters with the Cokin P series filter system due to the ease of use & just having to buy 1 set of filters for all my various sizes of lenses! Although I have bought a few of the screw on type in various sizes, I figured that getting started with this type of system would save me money in the long run. Not having to buy for the 3 different sizes of lenses I have at the present time will be a plus!


The Way to Go


from Orange County, CA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Great when shooting scenes with multi lighting

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)


Great Histogram Fixer


from Oahu, HI  -  Photo Enthusiast

Great to correct a histogram that shows a peak in the dark range and a second peak in the very bright range. Using this filter allows the exposure to be more consistent. A grouped histogram allows better manipulation of brightness and contract without blown or underexposed pixels.


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Shopper  will it fit the canon t3?
JOHN E  It will work with the T3, but you'll also need a Cokin P series filter holder and an adapter ring that fit the screw-on filter size for the lens you want to use this with. The adapter rings are available in all standard lens sizes. After you screw the adapter onto the lens, the filter holder slides onto the ring. You can then insert your ND and/or other Cokin P series filters.
Shopper  I am looking at the Cokin 121 Neutral density Filter..Is this considered a Hard-Edged Filter??
STEPHEN P  If by hard edged you are referring to the transition between the neutral density and clear area, then no, it is not hard edged. There is a gradual transition between the darkened area and non-darkened area.
Shopper  I am looking at the Cokin 121 Neutral density Filter..Is this considered a Hard-Edged Filter??
STEPHEN P  If by hard edged you are referring to the transition between the neutral density and clear area, then no, it is not hard edged. There is a gradual transition between the darkened area and non-darkened area.
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