Cokin Series P - Gradual Grey Neutral Density Filter ND8X Soft

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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

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
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

Review Snapshot®

 
4.3

(based on 27 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

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  • 4 Stars

     

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Cokin back on track

It's always better to get a get a good file and spent less time on the computer, this type of filter that I had used "in the old days" ( Nikon F 100 and F/2,8 28mm) does the job.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Effective, but poor quality

A great filter to have for getting the right lighting balance in your landscape shots. I got this filter for the price, and the saying "you get what you pay for" holds true for this class of filter. I expected glass construction, and it seems to be made of plastic polymer. I bought a higher-priced Singh-Ray filter, and I've noticed that the Cokin ones in comparison cause glare. If you get the lighting angles right, you can avoid glare, and come off with a decent shot.

Reviewed by 27 customers

 
5.0

Great for sunrise and sunset photos

By

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.

 
5.0

A great product

By

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)

 
4.0

Budget Friendly GND

By

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.

 
4.0

Works as advertised

By

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!

 
5.0

It's good stuff

By

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.

 
4.0

I would buy again

By

from Maine  -  Photography Student

Does what it is supposed to.

 
5.0

More shutter time

By

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.

 
5.0

Works just as described!

By

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!

 
5.0

The Way to Go

By

from Orange County, CA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Great when shooting scenes with multi lighting

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Histogram Fixer

By

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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