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CokinP121S Graduated G2 Soft Gray Neutral Density Filter (3-Stop)
 
4.3

(based on 23 reviews)

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95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (19)
  • Lightweight (8)
  • Clear optics (5)
  • Improves picture quality (4)
  • Durable (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape photography (7)
    • Shooting outdoors (6)
    • Image manipulation (5)
    • Travel (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (6), Photo enthusiast (5), Tech savvy (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (15)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great filter for landscape & sunset

    I use this for landscape photography. The soft edge is perfect for getting that blended sky and correct exposures without having a harsh line like you can get from harder edges graduations. I haven't...Read complete review

    I use this for landscape photography. The soft edge is perfect for getting that blended sky and correct exposures without having a harsh line like you can get from harder edges graduations. I haven't found anything negative about the product. I would recommend this to other buyers.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Dust/Dirt magnet

    My pictures are definitely better with this filter. However, I spend a tremendous amount of time cleaning it. And I can never seem to get all the dust off it, even with the...Read complete review

    My pictures are definitely better with this filter. However, I spend a tremendous amount of time cleaning it. And I can never seem to get all the dust off it, even with the proper spray and cloth. Is this because it's basically plastic and static prone? I'm not sure.

    I intend to try other brands.

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    4.0

    Great

    By Jeremy

    from Los Angeles, CA

    About Me Semi-Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home
      • Landscape Photography
      • Traveling

      Comments about Cokin P121S Graduated G2 Soft Gray Neutral Density Filter (3-Stop):

      Very easy to use, looks solid.
      Great filter.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Works as Promised

      By rteller

      from Scottsbluff, NE

      About Me Semi-Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape Photography

        Comments about Cokin P121S Graduated G2 Soft Gray Neutral Density Filter (3-Stop):

        I use it for landscapes and it brings the contrast in to a more manageable range at sunrise and sunset.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        2.0

        Dust/Dirt magnet

        By Yak

        from Portland, OR

        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape Photography

          Comments about Cokin P121S Graduated G2 Soft Gray Neutral Density Filter (3-Stop):

          My pictures are definitely better with this filter. However, I spend a tremendous amount of time cleaning it. And I can never seem to get all the dust off it, even with the proper spray and cloth. Is this because it's basically plastic and static prone? I'm not sure.

          I intend to try other brands.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          Graduated G2 Soft Gray Neutral Density

          By Bruce

          from Caribbean

          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape Photography

            Comments about Cokin P121S Graduated G2 Soft Gray Neutral Density Filter (3-Stop):

            It pretty much works as advertised.

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            5.0

            Total neccessity for landscapes

            By Richie

            from New Zealand

            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape Photography
              • Traveling

              Comments about Cokin P121S Graduated G2 Soft Gray Neutral Density Filter (3-Stop):

              An absolute must for anyone wanting to indulge un landscape photography

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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

              • Shooting Indoors
              • Shooting Outdoors

              Comments about Cokin P121S Graduated G2 Soft Gray Neutral Density Filter (3-Stop):

              Its a decent filter for the price.
              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

                • Shooting Outdoors

                Comments about Cokin P121S Graduated G2 Soft Gray Neutral Density Filter (3-Stop):

                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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                5.0

                The best ND grad by far!

                By Jumping Jack

                from Medford MA and Ireland.

                About Me Amateur Photographer, Tech Savvy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Improves Picture Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • For dramatic dark skies
                  • Landscapes
                  • Seascapes
                  • Shooting Outdoors

                  Comments about Cokin P121S Graduated G2 Soft Gray Neutral Density Filter (3-Stop):

                  This is the best ND grad filter by far. There are others out there, but nothing matches the Cokin range for quality and price. Easy to use with the Cokin P Filter holder, and gives great results when you want to darken down a brigh sky for balance and dramatic effect. Works well with my Sigma 10-20mm and Tamron 17-50.
                  Every photographer should have one of these in their bag.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  As Advertised

                  By barbaranne423

                  from upstate NY

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Improves Picture Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Shooting Outdoors

                    Comments about Cokin P121S Graduated G2 Soft Gray Neutral Density Filter (3-Stop):

                    I use this filter for my landscapes particularly for moving water and clouds. It performs as promised and is far more effective than one might think fhis time, there are no holders for the price.
                    The only down side is, at this time, there are no holders and adapters available for this filter so it demands tripod with my holding the filter over my lens...a but awkward but not impossible.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    GREAT PRODUCT

                    By Shultz

                    from Oneonta, NY

                    About Me Parent, Tech Savvy

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact Design
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Improves Picture Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Shooting Outdoors

                      Comments about Cokin P121S Graduated G2 Soft Gray Neutral Density Filter (3-Stop):

                      Purchased a wide angle tokina lens a year ago and should have purchased this on day one. Perfect addition to my photobag!!

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Great filter for landscape & sunset

                      By Justin Ryan

                      from Ocala, FL

                      About Me Film Professional, Tech Savvy

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Improves Picture Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Shooting Outdoors

                        Comments about Cokin P121S Graduated G2 Soft Gray Neutral Density Filter (3-Stop):

                        I use this for landscape photography. The soft edge is perfect for getting that blended sky and correct exposures without having a harsh line like you can get from harder edges graduations. I haven't found anything negative about the product. I would recommend this to other buyers.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Works well.. with a magenta tint

                        By Subrat

                        from Overland Park, KS

                        About Me Hobbyist

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight
                        • Value for money

                        Cons

                        • Changes color tone

                        Best Uses

                        • Daylight photography
                        • Extend exposure

                        Comments about Cokin P121S Graduated G2 Soft Gray Neutral Density Filter (3-Stop):

                        This is my first ND Grad filter. I am using it in hard day light and soft sunlight, during morning and evening hours too. This is a good filter for the people like me who are starting to learn the importance of filters. Honestly speaking, most of the time, this filter leaves magenta tint to the image (mostly during longer exposures). Most of the time, they can be corrected in post processing.
                        I believe, the product you get, depends on the money you spent. This product is worth the money and I will recommend this for starters. Once you are familar with filters, you can decide which filters are suitable for your photography and you can go for a better (expensive) alternative. 4 star - Value for money.

                        Good luck and Enjoy your clicks.

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                        • No
                        • Similar:
                        • Cokin Series P Circular Polarizer Filter, Cokin P-Series Neutral Grey ND4 (0.6) Filter, P154 Gray Neutral Density (ND) 8x Resin Filter

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                        5.0

                        a must filter

                        By lastik

                        from lauderdale lakes,fl

                        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape Photography
                          • Traveling

                          Comments about Cokin P121S Graduated G2 Soft Gray Neutral Density Filter (3-Stop):

                          working on my hdr photography with this filter sky is unbeleivable blue also at night turn it upside down(gradual filter) to take pictures specially at the ocean.awsome.if you are serious about taking good pictures it is a must.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Great !!!!!!!!!!

                          By Cedric Boularan

                          from Rockville MD

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Cokin P121S Graduated G2 Soft Gray Neutral Density Filter (3-Stop):

                                Most of the filters add "non-natural" effects ; it's not the case with this one and its little friend P121L.It's really hard to find those references in most of the store : so use B&H stock while they have them...

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                                • No

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                                4.0

                                Top gear

                                By Shooter Jim

                                from Minden, Nevada

                                About Me Hobbyist

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact Design
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Improves Performance
                                • Professional Quality

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Complex Projects

                                  Comments about Cokin P121S Graduated G2 Soft Gray Neutral Density Filter (3-Stop):

                                  I bought this filter for my wife's digital camera.
                                  It arrived on time in good condition and is reasonably
                                  priced. What more could I ask for!

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • Yes

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                                  5.0

                                  Great filter, awsome results!

                                  By AKCHARLY

                                  from Alaska

                                  About Me Professional Artist

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Improves Performance
                                  • Professional Quality

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Outdoors

                                    Comments about Cokin P121S Graduated G2 Soft Gray Neutral Density Filter (3-Stop):

                                    HIGH QUALITY FILTER THAT WILL HELP YOU GET AMAZING IMAGES IN DIFFICULT LIGHTING SITUATION, LIKE SUNRISE OR SUNSETS.

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    You will need it if you do B&W film

                                    By Kirov

                                    from Ithaca NY

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Image Manipulation

                                      Comments about Cokin P121S Graduated G2 Soft Gray Neutral Density Filter (3-Stop):

                                      Easy to use. Gives nice image quality. Not the best filter but the best I can afford.

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

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                                      4.0

                                      Cokin filters

                                      By Dan

                                      from Carolina

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Clear Optics
                                      • Easy To Use

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Cokin P121S Graduated G2 Soft Gray Neutral Density Filter (3-Stop):

                                          I bought a Cokin P series mount and several filters graduated neutral density filters for use on my Canon L series lenses. I'm pleased with the results. No noticeable degradation due to the resin filters. They work great!

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                                          4.0

                                          inexpensive filter

                                          By marc

                                          from lincoln,al

                                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Clear Optics

                                          Cons

                                          • Weak Construction

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Image Manipulation

                                          Comments about Cokin P121S Graduated G2 Soft Gray Neutral Density Filter (3-Stop):

                                          use filter for sun sets / rises

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                                          5.0

                                          Oh what a difference

                                          By Erick

                                          from Newport, WA

                                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

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

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Filter Protection
                                            • Image Manipulation

                                            Comments about Cokin P121S Graduated G2 Soft Gray Neutral Density Filter (3-Stop):

                                            Use with landscape photography

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