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CokinP121M Gradual Grey 2 Medium Neutral Density Resin Filter
 
4.3

(based on 26 reviews)

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    (13)

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    (7)

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    (6)

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100%

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Pros

  • Easy to use (20)
  • Lightweight (9)
  • Durable (5)
  • 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 (18)

    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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    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

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            • 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

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                                • No

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                                3.0

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                                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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                                  • No

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                                  3.0

                                  can always be useful

                                  By niki

                                  from roma, italy

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use

                                  Cons

                                  • Weak Construction

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Color Correction

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

                                  very good filter, easy to use. useful for high-contrast views

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  4.0

                                  works well

                                  By KC

                                  from WI

                                  About Me Casual Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Clear Optics
                                  • Easy To Use

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

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

                                      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.

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

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