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Singh-Ray 100 x 150mm Daryl Benson 0.9 Reverse Graduated Neutral Density Filter

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Product Highlights
  • 3 Stop Reverse Graduated ND Filter
  • Reduce Exposure in Selective Areas
  • Density Transitions from Middle to Edge
  • CR-39 Optical Resin
  • Compatible with Cokin Z-Pro Holder

The Singh-Ray 100 x 150mm Daryl Benson 0.9 Reverse Graduated Neutral Density Filter is unique compared to other graduated neutral density filters in that the density begins in the middle of the filter and tapers off toward the edge of the filter. The density is placed in the middle of the filter in order to help compensate for bright horizons or other circumstances when the brightest part of the image is located in the middle of the frame. Normal graduated ND filters are unable to achieve similar results due to the physical edge of the filter lying within the picture plane while photographing in a similar manner. Neutral density filters do not affect the coloration of the image and the 0.9 density provides a 3 stop reduction in light from entering the lens.

Singh-Ray rectangular filters are constructed from CR-39 optical resin for high image clarity and overall durability. This filter is compatible with the Cokin Z-Pro filter holder and measures 3.9 x 5.9" / 100 x 150mm.

Reverse graduated filter places the most density in the middle of the filter to accommodate bright horizons and other situations where the brightest part of the image lies in the middle of the composition.
0.9 density provides a 3 stop reduction in light in selective areas.
Neutral density filters do not affect the overall coloration of the image.
Compatible with the Cokin Z-Pro filter holder.
Filter Type Reverse graduated neutral density
Size 3.9 x 5.9" / 100 x 150 mm
Density 0.9 (3 stop)
Construction CR-39 optical resin
Singh-Ray 100 x 150mm Daryl Benson 0.9 Reverse Graduated Neutral Density Filter
  • Protective Padded and Lined Pouch
  • Limited 90-Day Warranty
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    Singh-Ray100 x 150mm Daryl Benson 0.9 Reverse Graduated Neutral Density Filter
     
    4.8

    (based on 43 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Clear optics (32)
    • Easy to use (31)
    • Strong construction (21)
    • Firm mount (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Image manipulation (22)
      • Color correction (6)
      • Filter protection (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (24), Semi-pro photographer (8), Pro photographer (5), Casual photographer (3)
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      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great filter for sunrise & sunset photo

      I'm a fan of sunrise and sunset photography and I found that this one is the best GND filter I've ever used.
      This filter was in front of my lens in 90% of my...Read complete review

      I'm a fan of sunrise and sunset photography and I found that this one is the best GND filter I've ever used.
      This filter was in front of my lens in 90% of my sunrise and sunset photos. It produced clear optics and more natural photo as I expected.

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      Probably not as best

      My came with smear of gray colour ,half inch long in the clean area.Guess that control at Singh Ray has just had nap.Filter is not cheap -[...]

      My came with smear of gray colour ,half inch long in the clean area.Guess that control at Singh Ray has just had nap.Filter is not cheap -[...]

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      5.0

      Most have for Sunset Shots

      By Mazuly

      from San Marcos, CA

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            Comments about Singh-Ray 100 x 150mm Daryl Benson 0.9 Reverse Graduated Neutral Density Filter:

            I used the 3 stop Sing-Ray Graduated Neutral Density Filter before I got this filter and I always ended up with sky which was too dark. Using this filter now you get a really nice sunset shot and a balance sky.

            The quality of Sing-Ray filters is very high and they all come with their own leather pouch. I am very happy with the 2 filters I have.

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            5.0

            Great

            By xzhu1234

            from New Haven, CT

            About Me Casual Photographer

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            Pros

            • Clear Optics

            Cons

            • Loose Mount

            Best Uses

            • Filter Protection

            Comments about Singh-Ray 100 x 150mm Daryl Benson 0.9 Reverse Graduated Neutral Density Filter:

            Great

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            5.0

            Great filter for sunrise & sunset photo

            By MINH LE

            from VIETNAM

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                  Comments about Singh-Ray 100 x 150mm Daryl Benson 0.9 Reverse Graduated Neutral Density Filter:

                  I'm a fan of sunrise and sunset photography and I found that this one is the best GND filter I've ever used.
                  This filter was in front of my lens in 90% of my sunrise and sunset photos. It produced clear optics and more natural photo as I expected.

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                  5.0

                  Best for sunrise/sunset

                  By carp3di3m

                  from Washington, DC

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                  Pros

                  • Clear Optics
                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Color Correction
                    • Image Manipulation

                    Comments about Singh-Ray 100 x 150mm Daryl Benson 0.9 Reverse Graduated Neutral Density Filter:

                    So far so great. I love the filter as I am able to capture very beautiful sunrise. It's a must for sunrise photo

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                    5.0

                    The best graduated ND filter made

                    By not2ez

                    from Kansas

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                    Pros

                    • Clear Optics
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Image Manipulation

                      Comments about Singh-Ray 100 x 150mm Daryl Benson 0.9 Reverse Graduated Neutral Density Filter:

                      I decided to get good use out of the filter before writing a review. I've had the 0.9 reverse graduated ND (4"x6") Singh-Ray filter for 9 months and used it on over 30 shoots. I clean the filter between shoots and it is still without scratches. It was money well spent.

                      All my standard Canon lenses use a 77mm filter so instead of buying a filter mount I find it much more effective to view the landscape through Live View and hand-hold the filter. This allows me to dodge the light on long exposures. Tilting it and dodging it up and down I can control the exposure much better. I've even used it in front of a solid 5-stop ND filter and B&H circular polarizing filter to get exposures between 5 and 30 seconds. The clouds come out beautiful and the image colors are vivid.

                      My fear has been that I might break the filter while in transit but it's pretty sturdy. I still plan on getting a hard-shell case to carry all 4"x6" filters.

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                      5.0

                      Best Reverse Grad ND filter out there

                      By Larry W

                      from Seattle

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                      Pros

                      • Clear Optics
                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Filter Protection
                        • Image Manipulation

                        Comments about Singh-Ray 100 x 150mm Daryl Benson 0.9 Reverse Graduated Neutral Density Filter:

                        I already had a set of Lee 4"x6" soft ND grad filters and they're the best. But they work best when the sun is high or behind you. I needed a an ND where the grad was reversed for sunset shots of the ocean. With a reverse grad the heaviest filter is on the horizon where you need it and it reduces upward from there. Lee didn't make one. From the reviews I'd read the Daryl Benson Reverse .9 grad ND by Singh-Ray was the best one out there. I used it last week for some sunset shots taken in at the Des Moines Marina near Seattle and the results totally blew me away.

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                        5.0

                        Perfect fit for the Lee Filter System

                        By Larry

                        from Seattle

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                        Pros

                        • Clear Optics
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Firm Mount

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Color Correction
                          • Image Manipulation

                          Comments about Singh-Ray 100 x 150mm Daryl Benson 0.9 Reverse Graduated Neutral Density Filter:

                          I shoot sunrises and sunsets. I needed a reverse ND grad to balance overexposure on the horizon. My regular Lee ND grads work great when the sun is high in the sky but no so much when the sun is setting without totally darkening out the foreground. And Lee didn't offer a reverse ND grad. I chose the Daryl Benson .9 Reverse ND by Singh-Ray based on reviews that there is none better. I'm happy with my purchase.

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                          5.0

                          High Quality Filter

                          By JSA

                          from SLC, Utah

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                          Pros

                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Image Manipulation

                            Comments about Singh-Ray 100 x 150mm Daryl Benson 0.9 Reverse Graduated Neutral Density Filter:

                            I've been using the filter for sunrise and sunset shots and it has solved my exposure issues while shooting directly ino the sun. It's also a very high quality material.

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                            5.0

                            Must have filter

                            By Chris

                            from Rancho Santa Fe, CA

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                            Pros

                            • Clear Optics
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Image Manipulation

                              Comments about Singh-Ray 100 x 150mm Daryl Benson 0.9 Reverse Graduated Neutral Density Filter:

                              Just got back from Hawaii, and the SR Rev ND Grad filter was essential for those breathtaking sunset pics. 3 stops is about right. When I looked at the histograms and opened in LR, there was no perceptible color shift. Nicely sized for hand holding and keeps in a nicely padded leatherette pouches.

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                              5.0

                              Great Results

                              By ChrisV

                              from Boston

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                              Pros

                              • Clear Optics
                              • Easy To Use

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Image Manipulation

                                Comments about Singh-Ray 100 x 150mm Daryl Benson 0.9 Reverse Graduated Neutral Density Filter:

                                Works as advertised , great for sunrise and sunset shots. I use this on a Lee Filter system . Fits fine , no issues and been using it on a 10-22 wide angle lens.

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                                5.0

                                Better than anything out there.

                                By Andre Luu

                                from Vietnam

                                About Me Pro Photographer

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                                Pros

                                • Clear Optics
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Strong Construction

                                Cons

                                • Expensive

                                Best Uses

                                • landscape

                                Comments about Singh-Ray 100 x 150mm Daryl Benson 0.9 Reverse Graduated Neutral Density Filter:

                                I own both Lee and Singhray GNDs in 4x6 and 6x6 inche sizes, and with a professional background in Thin Film & Nano Coating Technology, I like Singh-Ray filters for the following qualities.

                                1. The transition zone of Singh-Ray is smoother (wider) providing a more natural transition, specially when the dark filter zone needs to cover over an object in the picture.

                                2. Clouds pop out more with Singh-Ray, and colors remain truer in comparison with Lee.

                                3. Using a hard pencil, I could test Singh-Ray's surface is harder than Lee's, and placing both on a lightbox, I can see Singh-Ray is whiter (clearer).

                                4. Singh-Ray coating from eye inspection, seems to be coated using a vacuum sputtering process, which is the same process used to produce sunglasses. That explains the smooth transition as the metal was vaporized and transfer into the filter vs Lee hand dipping.

                                Since the coating utilizes metal to coat, it is more scratch resistance vs Lee ink dye system.

                                Vacuum sputtering process is a much more precise process, which coats surface to a specific wavelenth/nanometer in thickness, which explains why the cloud pop out more and the colors remain truer...and why Singh-Ray filters cost much more due to advanced technology cost.

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                                5.0

                                Awesome

                                By rdmarque

                                from San Diego, CA

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                                Pros

                                • Clear Optics
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Firm Mount
                                • Strong Construction

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Color Correction
                                  • Lens Protection

                                  Comments about Singh-Ray 100 x 150mm Daryl Benson 0.9 Reverse Graduated Neutral Density Filter:

                                  No color cast. Great for sunsets and sunrise. I think the 3-stop works for most applications. I havent tried the 2-stop rnd yet. Best of all, it fits my lee filter holder set.

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                                  4.0

                                  Excellent Filter

                                  By Jimmy

                                  from Mississauga, Canada

                                  About Me Casual Photographer

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                                  Pros

                                  • Clear Optics
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Strong Construction

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Singh-Ray 100 x 150mm Daryl Benson 0.9 Reverse Graduated Neutral Density Filter:

                                      This is an excellent filter for shooting sunrise and sunset. The quality of this filter is very good. However, the price is too high considering it's only a piece of resin filter. As I know, only Singh-Ray produces Reverse GND, so you don't have a choice if you want a Reverse GND.

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                                      4.0

                                      A landscape shooter's best friend

                                      By Manila Dan

                                      from Manila, Philippines

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                                      Pros

                                      • Clear Optics
                                      • Easy To Use

                                      Cons

                                      • Reddish Cast

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Image Manipulation

                                      Comments about Singh-Ray 100 x 150mm Daryl Benson 0.9 Reverse Graduated Neutral Density Filter:

                                      There will always be instances when shooting at sunrise or sunset when the upper part of the sky is still quite dark.
                                      If you use a regular GND at these times, the sky just looks odd and unappealing.
                                      The reverse GND insures you have a better transition from the bright horizon to the dark upper sky
                                      Singh-Ray has a reddish cast though as opposed to say Lee's blueish color cast, but Lee only makes strip filters and no reverse ones
                                      As with most resin filters, they are more prone to slight scratches than thicker glass ones

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                                      4.0

                                      Clear and Accurate Color!

                                      By Scott Roeder Photography

                                      from Oakland, CA

                                      About Me Pro Photographer

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                                      Pros

                                      • Clear Optics
                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Strong Construction

                                      Cons

                                      • Finger Prints

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Image Manipulation
                                      • Sunrises
                                      • Sunsets

                                      Comments about Singh-Ray 100 x 150mm Daryl Benson 0.9 Reverse Graduated Neutral Density Filter:

                                      This is a must have for any photographer who is looking to capture landscape photos and balace out the skies exposure. They aren't cheap but they are durable and have accurate color. I hand hold mine but sometimes it is definitely useful to have a mount. Also, beware of fingerprints on the filter because those will show up on the photos as smudges.

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                                      5.0

                                      Great Filter

                                      By Dianne

                                      from Hunter Valley Australia

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                                      Pros

                                      • Clear Optics
                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Strong Construction

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Singh-Ray 100 x 150mm Daryl Benson 0.9 Reverse Graduated Neutral Density Filter:

                                          I have been using the filter for sunrises.At first I thought it looked a little odd, but when I saw the results I was impressed. While expensive I think its worth every cent.

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                                          5.0

                                          Can't beat it

                                          By Andrew H. Kim

                                          from New York, NY

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                                          Pros

                                          • Clear Optics
                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Firm Mount
                                          • Strong Construction

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Image Manipulation

                                            Comments about Singh-Ray 100 x 150mm Daryl Benson 0.9 Reverse Graduated Neutral Density Filter:

                                            Works great, can't beat it, especially for video work where you can't stack exposures/HDRs etc. Just be careful of your horizons.

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                                            4.0

                                            Awesome product, must have for landscape

                                            By MukherSo

                                            from St. Paul, Minnesota

                                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                                            Pros

                                            • Clear Optics
                                            • Easy To Use
                                            • Strong Construction

                                            Cons

                                            • Not Available All Time
                                            • Very Costly

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Singh-Ray 100 x 150mm Daryl Benson 0.9 Reverse Graduated Neutral Density Filter:

                                              It is an awesome product for the early / late landscape shooter. Particularly for great lakes, sea, open prairie and Sunrise, sunset combination. May not be useful for uneven horizontal like mountain range.

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                                              5.0

                                              Awesome for sunsets and sunrises!

                                              By Rick

                                              from Denver, CO

                                              About Me Pro Photographer

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                                              Pros

                                              • Clear Optics
                                              • Easy To Use

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Color Correction
                                                • Image Manipulation

                                                Comments about Singh-Ray 100 x 150mm Daryl Benson 0.9 Reverse Graduated Neutral Density Filter:

                                                Singh-Ray makes the best Lee compatible filters IMO. Lee and HiTech seem to have a weird color cast. This filter is perfect for sunrises and sunsets allowing you to filter the bright sun and then progressively up and down decrease ND filtering. Perfect for Lee Filter system. Another great product by Singh-Ray. Yes they are more expensive, but worth the extra money.

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                                                4.0

                                                It's okay

                                                By Christian

                                                from San Diego

                                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                Pros

                                                • Clear Optics

                                                Cons

                                                • Vignetting

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Light Control

                                                Comments about Singh-Ray 100 x 150mm Daryl Benson 0.9 Reverse Graduated Neutral Density Filter:

                                                Does not produce color cast but creates vigneting of almost 2-stops with a 17mm lens on a crop-sensor body. Which makes this filter over-priced. Too bad Lee Filters didn't make reversed ND grads so the only other option is the Hitech brand. The filter came with a really nice leatherette case.

                                                Do not get the Hitech version because it produces very strong magenta color cast and it's very difficult to correct in post.

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