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Cokin P121M Gradual Grey 2 Medium Neutral Density Resin Filter

You Pay: $29.40

Cokin P121M Graduated Gray G2 Neutral Density Resin Filter - Often it is necessary or desirable to balance the light intensity in one part of a scene with another. This is especially true in situations where you don't have total light control, as in bright contrasty landscapes. Exposing for the foreground will produce a washed-out, over-exposed sky while exposing for the sky will leave the foreground dark and under-exposed.

Cokin graduated gray ND filters are part clear, part neutral density. They allow the transition to be blended into the scene, often imperceptibly. A ND.6-to-clear, with a two stop differential, will generally compensate the average bright sky-to-foreground situation and is also the most popular density of the series.

This filter measures 85 x 85mm and fits the Cokin P series holder.

The Cokin 121 series of filters comes in five variations of graduation:

  • Cokin 121 - ND8 3-stop Graduated Neutral Density
  • Cokin 121S - 3-stop Graduated Neutral Density (Soft)
  • Cokin 121F - 3-stop Graduated Neutral Density (Full)
  • Cokin 121L - 1-stop Graduated Neutral Density (Light)
  • Cokin 121M - ND4 2-stop Graduated Neutral Density (Medium)

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CokinP121M Gradual Grey 2 Medium Neutral Density Resin Filter
 
4.3

(based on 28 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (21)
  • Lightweight (10)
  • Durable (6)
  • Improves picture quality (4)
  • Reliable (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape photography (10)
    • Shooting outdoors (5)
    • Travel (5)
    • Everyday (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (6), Enthusiast (5), Semi-professional (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (20)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    works well

    I don't own the Cokin filter holder, I purchased just this filter only. I thought it would be better than a circular filter since the circular ones seem a bit limited, since they...Read complete review

    I don't own the Cokin filter holder, I purchased just this filter only. I thought it would be better than a circular filter since the circular ones seem a bit limited, since they can't be raised or lowered.

    The filter works as intended, and the difference is really noticeable between photographs I've taken of the same landscape with the filter on and the filter off. I use a rubber lens good to keep from scratching the filter when using it. I just hold the filter in front of the lens by hand and that works great.

    I"ll probably end up getting the filter holder and other filters as well.

    The only con I can think of was that the filter came in a hard plastic case. Something soft or padded would have been nice, but I'll just wrap a microfiber cloth around it and then put it in the case.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    coking resin filters

    use them with cokin p system filter holder..
    the only problem for me is that they scratch way too easy

    use them with cokin p system filter holder..
    the only problem for me is that they scratch way too easy

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    4.0

    Part of your essential Landscaping gear.

    By ACphoto_71

    from Miami

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery

      Comments about Cokin P121M Gradual Grey 2 Medium Neutral Density Resin Filter:

      I have this as part of my essential landscaping gear.
      When you need to stop light less than the other cokin that reduces 3 stops or when you need to combine it with another filter in order to reduce light from a different direction, this is the filter to have.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Works as described.

      By Lee the gardengal

      from Lancaster, PA

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Great Picture Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery

        Comments about Cokin P121M Gradual Grey 2 Medium Neutral Density Resin Filter:

        I have been using this filter in my landscapes and to smooth flowing water. I am pleased with the results

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Great ND Grad filter!

        By Cycle Guy

        from Greenville, SC

        About Me Casual user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape Photography

          Comments about Cokin P121M Gradual Grey 2 Medium Neutral Density Resin Filter:

          Great smooth transition, works perfectly to balance out a bright sky. Great to get extra detail in clouds.

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          • No

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          3.0

          For balanced skies

          By tflare

          from New Freedom PA

          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

          • Not Durable

          Best Uses

          • Landscape Photography

          Comments about Cokin P121M Gradual Grey 2 Medium Neutral Density Resin Filter:

          If you want to capture some detail in skies of your photos, this grade of filter is good for that. It doesn't darken the sky significantly. and the

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          • No

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          4.0

          Great filter for the price!

          By BeachCottage

          from St. Simons Island, GA

          About Me Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape Photography

            Comments about Cokin P121M Gradual Grey 2 Medium Neutral Density Resin Filter:

            These Cokin filters work like a dream at a great price. I don't use the holder - just hold them up in front of my lens with my fingers. I've scratched my expensive filters up before so I now buy these.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Great To Use

            By Ross

            from Willowbrook, IL

            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape Photography
              • Traveling

              Comments about Cokin P121M Gradual Grey 2 Medium Neutral Density Resin Filter:

              A neccessity to use in certain situations. I find the G2 better than the G1 if you need one for all around use. Scratches easy, so need to be careful with it.

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              5.0

              Nice filter

              By Peter J

              from Enola Pa

              About Me Semi-Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape Photography

                Comments about Cokin P121M Gradual Grey 2 Medium Neutral Density Resin Filter:

                Really like this filter for landscapes

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                5.0

                I would never be without one

                By Always JRH

                from Winston Salem, NC

                About Me Semi-Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday use
                  • Landscape Photography

                  Comments about Cokin P121M Gradual Grey 2 Medium Neutral Density Resin Filter:

                  I do a lot of Sunrises and Sunsets.
                  Added with a polarizering filter it's like a third arm for me.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Great Product

                  By Cindy S

                  from Marietta, PA

                  About Me Semi-Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape Photography
                    • Traveling

                    Comments about Cokin P121M Gradual Grey 2 Medium Neutral Density Resin Filter:

                    I tested my filter this past Saturday to photograph the sunset and I love the results! This is a must have tool for landscape photography. This product will be used very often!

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    easy to use

                    By amiel

                    from rancho cucamonga

                    About Me Semi-Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape Photography

                      Comments about Cokin P121M Gradual Grey 2 Medium Neutral Density Resin Filter:

                      easy to use, more time on taking pictures, less time on picture editing

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Does the trick

                      By Aviator

                      from Harrisburg, PA

                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape Photography

                          Comments about Cokin P121M Gradual Grey 2 Medium Neutral Density Resin Filter:

                          Works like a charm.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          This is great to have in your bag.

                          By Gary

                          from Kihei, Hawaii

                          About Me Semi-Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Everyday use

                            Comments about Cokin P121M Gradual Grey 2 Medium Neutral Density Resin Filter:

                            Great for landscapes, sunsets.

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                            • No

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                            3.0

                            Good for the price

                            By K64

                            from Dallas, TX

                            Verified Buyer

                            Comments about Cokin P121M Gradual Grey 2 Medium Neutral Density Resin Filter:

                            A good filter for the price. The grad is not quite straight or level, but I was pleased with my first results. If you're looking to experiment without spending a lot of money, then I recommend this filter. If you want the best, I'm sure there are better filters.

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                            4.0

                            Very good filter for the price

                            By gb

                            from NJ

                            About Me Tech Savvy

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Improves Picture Quality

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Shooting Outdoors

                              Comments about Cokin P121M Gradual Grey 2 Medium Neutral Density Resin Filter:

                              Does the job. Used it this just this past week in NH on fall foliage and it did a great job preserving the clouds and sky.

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                              • No

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                              3.0

                              A Decent Product

                              By Rien

                              from Middle East

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use

                              Cons

                              • Cheap looking

                              Best Uses

                              • Close Up Filming
                              • Panoramic Filming
                              • Shooting Indoors
                              • Shooting Outdoors

                              Comments about Cokin P121M Gradual Grey 2 Medium Neutral Density Resin Filter:

                              Its a decent filter for the prize.
                              Does its job as intended.
                              Filter looks extremely cheap, almost like a cheap window of a chinese made toy bus... but the box looks more expensive then the filter ... in fact the box is made of really good durable platsic material and looks elegent. I think Cokin needs to spend more money on the glass even if it means giving cheaper or no box.
                              The filter definately looks rediculously cheap on my L glass but at the moment I am willing to spend only this much as I need to learn more about using filters correctly. Once I get good at it, I will definately buy better quality filters. I would recommend it only for those who have entry level lenses or if you are like me who wants to learn first before spending extra on better filters.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Best for the price

                              By Charlie

                              from Edmonton, AB

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Cokin P121M Gradual Grey 2 Medium Neutral Density Resin Filter:

                                  Cokin Graduated Gray ND filters are my favorite for the price. I've tried Hitech but was not completely happy with them. I guess I just expected more cause I paid more.....my bad. I assume I would have to make the jump to the really pricy ones for a noticeable improvement. (Just a guess)
                                  But I don't think I would grab the expensive ones anyway. I tend to work fast(rush) and as a result my filters get abused. Cheap ones are easier to replace.

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                                  • No

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                                  4.0

                                  better skys instantly

                                  By johnnyraff

                                  from NJ

                                  About Me Film Professional

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Improves Picture Quality

                                  Cons

                                  • Made of plastic

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Film use
                                  • Shooting Outdoors

                                  Comments about Cokin P121M Gradual Grey 2 Medium Neutral Density Resin Filter:

                                  Great for balancing skies or overexposed parts of your image. Its hard to use with out the holder on wide angles i get my fingers in there sometimes on the 16-35mm L. It does scratch easily because its plastic, and im sure it effects the image quality somewhat. Its also common to get lens flares since you cant use your lens hood. Its a small sacrafice to make. Id recomend getting a darker one also for bright sunny days, this one is great for balancing sunsets. Overall worth it to have in your bag of tricks, plus if you shoot film, you need it!!!!!!! Sometimes it tricks your metering system so be careful when metering using your camera.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  good

                                  By little-e

                                  from atlanta, GA

                                  About Me Tech Savvy

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Improves Picture Quality

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Shooting Outdoors

                                    Comments about Cokin P121M Gradual Grey 2 Medium Neutral Density Resin Filter:

                                    works as advertised

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

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                                    3.0

                                    hammer.will[@]

                                    By Hammerwill

                                    from Brooklyn, NY

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Improves Picture Quality

                                    Cons

                                    • Cokin holder nt avlbl

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Close Up Filming
                                    • Close up with sky bckgrd
                                    • Panoramic Filming
                                    • Shooting Outdoors

                                    Comments about Cokin P121M Gradual Grey 2 Medium Neutral Density Resin Filter:

                                    Balances the scene fine, but unfortunately the Cokin filter-holders aren't available, so unless you have one, be prepared to hand-hold and position the filter. Fpr the price, a good get.

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                                    5.0

                                    Pleased

                                    By Karen

                                    from Kennewick, WA

                                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Everyday use
                                      • Landscape Photography
                                      • Traveling

                                      Comments about Cokin P121M Gradual Grey 2 Medium Neutral Density Resin Filter:

                                      My first ND filter. It comes in a hard plastic case to store it in. Easy to hold in front of the lens and snap your picture. Works well.

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