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Cokin Graduated Neutral Density Filter Kit for "P" Series (3 Filters and Filter Holder)

B&H # COGNDKP Mfr # CH250
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Product Highlights
  • Can Be Adjusted Up/Down Within Holder
  • Permits Using Fast ISO In Bright Light
  • Use to Create Blurs/Special Effects
  • Helps Controls Depth of Field
  • Permits Use of Wider Apertures
  • Use With Film or Digital Cameras
  • Made From Plastic

The Graduated Neutral Density Kit from Cokin consists of three filters: 121L (1 stop), 121M (2 stops) and 121S (3 stops). 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 ND filters are part clear, part neutral density. They allow the transition to be blended into the scene, often imperceptibly.

These filters have several uses and offers the possibility to achieve very interesting results. They enable the shooter to adjust exposure without affecting color balance. An ND filter appears gray and reduces the amount of light reaching either the sensor of a digital camera or the film plane of a traditional film camera.

A Neutral Density filter is used to create some unusual special effects such as capturing the "blur" of the rippling water of a waterfall or the swirling effect of city traffic. Since it allows the use of slower shutter speeds in bright light, it becomes possible to create these special effects that would normally not be possible to capture without the filter. And, since it can also help to control your depth of field, it permits you to shoot at wider apertures. Ultimately, its value is in helping to prevent bright, overly washed out images shot in bright light.

Cokin filters are used worldwide by pro and amateur photographers. They present an affordable alternative to more expensive filter systems.

Note! Kit requires adapter rings

Cokin 121L - 1-stop Graduated Neutral Density (Light)
Cokin 121M - 2-stop Graduated Neutral Density (Medium)
Cokin 121S - 3-stop Graduated Neutral Density (Soft)
Neutral Density Filters Have Four Main Uses
To enable slow shutter speeds to be used, especially with high speed ISOs, to record movement in subjects such as waterfalls, clouds, or cars
To decrease depth of field by allowing wider apertures to be used, which helps separate subjects from their background
To decrease the effective ISO of high speed film (above ISO 400) and allow it to be used outdoors in bright situation
To allow cine and video cameras (which have fixed shutter speeds) to film subjects such as snow, sand or other bright scenes which could cause overexposure
Type Graduated Neutral Density
Size Cokin P: 85 x 100mm
Grade 121L = 1 stop
121M = 2 stops
121S = 3 stops
Filter Factor 1 stop = reduces ISO by 1/2
2 stops = reduces ISO by 1/4
3 stops = reduces ISO by 1/8
Multi-Coated Not Applicable
Rotating Not Applicable
Effect Balanced light intensity from one part of a scene to another
Application Nature, outdoor, scenic photography
Color Temperature Not Applicable
Construction Plastic
Front Filter Thread Size Not Applicable
Front Lens Cap Size Not Applicable

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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CokinGraduated Neutral Density Filter Kit for "P" Series (3 Filters and Filter Holder)
 
4.4

(based on 134 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (65)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (61)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (112)
  • Clear optics (60)
  • Firm mount (51)
  • Strong construction (30)
  • Improves picture quality (15)

Cons

  • Poor quality (6)
  • Inconsistent effect (3)

Best Uses

  • Image manipulation (62)
  • Color correction (34)
  • Shooting outdoors (15)
  • Landscapes (8)
  • Filter protection (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (59), Semi-pro photographer (31), Casual photographer (8), Pro photographer (8), Enthusiast (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (84), Yes (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

I would buy this product again.

Mainly used on sunrise and sunset photos. Very pleased with quality and ease of use.

Mainly used on sunrise and sunset photos. Very pleased with quality and ease of use.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Do not waste your money

Not worth the money. The best product out of the four is the Filter holder and the Cokin 121L - 1-stop Graduated Neutral Density (Light)

Cokin 121M - 2-stop...Read complete review

Not worth the money. The best product out of the four is the Filter holder and the Cokin 121L - 1-stop Graduated Neutral Density (Light)

Cokin 121M - 2-stop Graduated Neutral Density (Medium)and Cokin 121S - 3-stop Graduated Neutral Density (Soft) are an utter waste. They cast a magenta color on your image for every time, works you too hard in post processing to remove it and it gets even worse if you try stacking them.

Honest suggestion find another brand of Graduated ND Filters

Reviewed by 134 customers

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5.0

Great kit

By PS

from CT

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Easy to Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Flimsy Case

Best Uses

  • Landscape/Scenery

Comments about Cokin Graduated Neutral Density Filter Kit for "P" Series (3 Filters and Filter Holder):

I use for sunset and ocean shots. They are easy to install and are small and light. Having the 3 filters allows for flexibility in different situations. I agree with a previous review that the case in which they come in is not good. They remain loose in the case and could scratch,crack or break.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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5.0

Great Set of filters

By Jeff

from Portland, OR

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy to Use
  • Great Picture Quality
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Travel
    • Wildlife Photos

    Comments about Cokin Graduated Neutral Density Filter Kit for "P" Series (3 Filters and Filter Holder):

    I have always loved Cokin filters extremely flexible to use. the Graduated ND Kit is great especially for outdoor sunset/ ocean shots.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Very useful on my Nikon 3200

    By Alan k

    from Singapore

    Comments about Cokin Graduated Neutral Density Filter Kit for "P" Series (3 Filters and Filter Holder):

    Very easy to install. Small and light. Am an enthusiast photographer - taking classes. Photos taken with these ND grad have receive positive critiques.

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    5.0

    Awesome Filters for a beginner!

    By lrivard

    from Boston, MA

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Easy to Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery

      Comments about Cokin Graduated Neutral Density Filter Kit for "P" Series (3 Filters and Filter Holder):

      Awesome filters! I've used them a couple times and they are perfect for a beginner.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Great Kit!!

      By jpolifr

      from Saint Petersburg, FL

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery

          Comments about Cokin Graduated Neutral Density Filter Kit for "P" Series (3 Filters and Filter Holder):

          Works really well. Very easy to connect to the lens, and very easy to move the filters up and down.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Nice kit

          By timmmae

          from Keizer, Oregon

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery

            Comments about Cokin Graduated Neutral Density Filter Kit for "P" Series (3 Filters and Filter Holder):

            The filters are great,however, the case(s) in which they come in are a little less desired.They're too loose and invite the opportunity of scratching,cracking and possibly even breaking.
            Other than the case, the filters are great, and the holder is as well.

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            • No

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            5.0

            have needed these for a while now

            By Kenstuf

            from San Mateo, Ca

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Filter Protection
                • Image Manipulation

                Comments about Cokin Graduated Neutral Density Filter Kit for "P" Series (3 Filters and Filter Holder):

                Now I will be able to capture those landscape images without a blowout sky

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                • No

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                5.0

                successful gift

                By wv_ray

                from East Tennessee

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Firm Mount

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Image Manipulation

                  Comments about Cokin Graduated Neutral Density Filter Kit for "P" Series (3 Filters and Filter Holder):

                  My daughter was very pleased with this as a Christmas gift. very much looking forward to seeing pictures taken with these filters. The only thing that would make this package better is inclusion of the adapter ring.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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                  4.0

                  Great Product

                  By Luckster

                  from Dalton, Pa.

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Optics
                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Image Manipulation

                    Comments about Cokin Graduated Neutral Density Filter Kit for "P" Series (3 Filters and Filter Holder):

                    I really like the ease of mounting the filter on my lens once you screw on the adapter ring.

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Great inexpensive filters

                    By AB

                    from Chicago, iL

                    Comments about Cokin Graduated Neutral Density Filter Kit for "P" Series (3 Filters and Filter Holder):

                    This is a nice inexpensive filter. These were given to my boys that backpack. They are light weight and will not cause any issues if broken on a hike.

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                    5.0

                    it is wonderful goods

                    By josephjota

                    from athens,GA

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Clear Optics
                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Color Correction

                      Comments about Cokin Graduated Neutral Density Filter Kit for "P" Series (3 Filters and Filter Holder):

                      i like them very much ! they are wonderful goods!

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Very useful

                      By bajlunchan

                      from Poza Rica, Veracruz, Mexico

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Cokin Graduated Neutral Density Filter Kit for "P" Series (3 Filters and Filter Holder):

                          I used Cokin GND to take some sunset photographs.

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                          • No

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                          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          3.0

                          They work but BEWARE

                          By Ben

                          from Seattle

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use

                          Cons

                          • Inconsistent Effect
                          • Weak Construction

                          Best Uses

                          • Image Manipulation

                          Comments about Cokin Graduated Neutral Density Filter Kit for "P" Series (3 Filters and Filter Holder):

                          I use these filters for balancing out sky and foreground photos, and they do it fairly well. Except that when you use these filters, you get a purple haze in the images. Other then that, I had a few filters slip out of the holder because they werent a snug fit, and some are to tight.

                          Overall they are ok, just prepare for a little more post work.

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                          4.0

                          Very useful

                          By Mitch

                          from Montreal, Canada

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Clear Optics
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                          • Weak Cases

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscapes

                          Comments about Cokin Graduated Neutral Density Filter Kit for "P" Series (3 Filters and Filter Holder):

                          My first set of ND-grads. I'm stoked with the results. I did not notice any colour casts even with all three installed at once.
                          My only complaint is that the cases for the lenses are weak, I broke one on my first outing.
                          The filters attract dust, so keep a cloth handy.

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          Good product

                          By Denny

                          from Lower Burrell, Pa

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Clear Optics
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Firm Mount

                          Cons

                          • Will Scratch Easy

                          Best Uses

                          • Image Manipulation

                          Comments about Cokin Graduated Neutral Density Filter Kit for "P" Series (3 Filters and Filter Holder):

                          Fits the P-series holder well, however the filters will scratch easy.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Great product

                          By Patti

                          from Stephenville, TX

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Firm Mount

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Image Manipulation

                            Comments about Cokin Graduated Neutral Density Filter Kit for "P" Series (3 Filters and Filter Holder):

                            These three filters are well made and should fulfill all my ND needs. The filters arrived in separate plastic cases. The holder fits well on my camera. The filters are easy to slip in and out of the holder.

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                            5.0

                            Great product

                            By Jax Photographer

                            from Jacksonville, FL

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Clear Optics
                            • Easy To Use

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Image Manipulation

                              Comments about Cokin Graduated Neutral Density Filter Kit for "P" Series (3 Filters and Filter Holder):

                              I'm able to photograph sunrises at the beach with these filters. Very effective in blocking light intensity above the horizon. Easy to apply and remove filter from lenses.

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                              • No

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                              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              how did I live without these?

                              By Marie

                              from Pullman, WA

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Clear Optics
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Firm Mount

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Image Manipulation

                                Comments about Cokin Graduated Neutral Density Filter Kit for "P" Series (3 Filters and Filter Holder):

                                These are excellent not only for darkening the sky and brightening a foreground, but also for taming large areas of your image with extreme highlights or shadows, such as the side of a building lit by harsh sunlight, or even a shadow thrown by an overhang. That is because the frame which holds the filters rotates--a feature not noted in most descriptions of this product. You are not limited to using the filters for a horizon line; you can also use them vertically or on any diagonal.Even for landscape photos at dawn or dusk, these are invaluable. I did some test shots at dusk, with a friend not using such a filter. My skies showed pink clouds on the horizon--clouds not apparent to the naked eye. These filters do a great job.Yes, this is the least expensive set that Cokin makes. Now that I own the product, I do not understand the complaints about the glass in other reviews. The filters will stand up to moderate carelessness in handling: you don't need to baby them, you just need to be mindful.I bought them just to see what a difference it would make in my travel and lanscape photos; having tried them, I can't live without them and I always carry them with me now. I am very pleased with my purchase and recommend them highly as a starter set. Right now I see no need to upgrade to something more expensive.

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                                (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                3.0

                                flare when shooting sunrise

                                By njfz50

                                from new jersey

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Firm Mount

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Image Manipulation

                                  Comments about Cokin Graduated Neutral Density Filter Kit for "P" Series (3 Filters and Filter Holder):

                                  good price and useful for situations that you are not shooting directly into Sun.
                                  Can't use it to shoot sunset/sunrise. It has flares.

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                                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  Great filter kit

                                  By Big Red Dog

                                  from Aspen, CO

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  See all my reviews

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use

                                  Cons

                                  • Parts Missing

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Cokin Graduated Neutral Density Filter Kit for "P" Series (3 Filters and Filter Holder):

                                    Great filter kit. ..........

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