Cokin Z-PRO Grad Filter Kit

Cokin Z-PRO Grad Filter Kit

Cokin Z-PRO Grad Filter Kit

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Cokin Z-PRO Grad Filter Kit

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Product Highlights

  • Helps Control Depth of Field
  • Creates Certain Special Effects
  • High Quality CR39 Resin
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Cokin Z-PRO Grad Filter Kit - 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.

Color Graduated filters can make a run-of-the-mill sunrise, sunset or landscape into a memorable image. This unique filter will  not only add color but it does so with a subtle and extremely gradual transition between the two halves of the filter.

The Z-PRO Series is recommended for focal lengths of 20mm onwards (in the 35mm format). This filter is made of CR39 resin which is a reputable lightweight and unbreakable optical material also used for ophthalmic glasses.

Note: These filters measure 100 x 150mm (4 x 6") and fit the Cokin Z-Pro holder. This kit does NOT include any adapter rings - sold separately

Neutral Density Filters Have Four Main Uses

To enable slow shutter speeds to be used, especially with high speed films, 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 situations
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

The Cokin 121 Series of Filters Comes in Five Variations of Graduation

Cokin 121 - 2 stop Graduated Neutral Density
Cokin 121S - 3 stop Graduated Neutral Density (Soft)
Cokin 121F - 3 stop Graduated Neutral Density (Full)
Cokin 121L - 1.75 stop Graduated Neutral Density (Light)
Cokin 121M - 1.75 stop Graduated Neutral Density (Medium)
UPC: 085831300291
In the Box
Cokin Z-PRO Grad Filter Kit
  • Z-Pro Filter Holder
  • Z-121L Graduated G2 (ND2) Light Gray Resin Filter
  • Z-123L Gradual Blue B2 Resin Filter
  • Z-125L Graduated Tobacco T2 Resin Filter
  • Filter Wallet
  • Limited 1 Year Warranty
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    Cokin CU961 specs

    Type Grad Filter Kit
    Size 100 x 150mm (4 x 6"), 1.5mm thick
    Grade Z-121L Gradual Grey G2 (ND2)
    Z-123L Gradual Blue B2
    Z-125L Gradual Tobacco T2
    Filter Factor Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Multi-Coated No
    Rotating No
    Effect To add color to part of the photo
    Application Nature, scenics, outdoor photography
    Color Temperature Not Applicable
    Construction CR39 Resin
    Front Filter Thread Size Not Applicable
    Front Lens Cap Size Not Applicable
    Packaging Infofdrywwdqeraruqbz
    Package Weight 1.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.1 x 6.7 x 3.9"

    Cokin CU961 reviews

    Z-PRO Grad Filter Kit is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 6.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice kit for advanced landscape I am an semi-professional photographer and do a lot of landscape shots, so a GRAD ND filter set is a must. I was always bothered by the circular filters because with them I had only one gradient option to work with (both in intensity and placement of the beginning of the gradient), so I decided to buy this Cokin filter so that I could slide it in the mount to my taste. I bought the kit because the price difference to a standalone filter was not much and this one comes with a nice pouch to store the filters, the mount and the adapter rings for my lenses (77mm, 72mm nd 62mm). I have tried the teal and blue grad filters with some nice results also. But be aware that it is really BIG - much larger than a digital point-and-shoot, so it is not something you would carry around every day.
    Date published: 2009-09-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I should've bought one years ago For those of you who are new to the Cokin system and are considering Cokin in lieu of screw-on filters, listen up... Cokin provides what is probably the most inexpensive way to acquire numerous filters that can be used on virtually ALL yor lenses. It's so simple you'll just shake your head. The quality is nice, especially the filter plates themselves. They are very tough. The filter holder is plastic with brass screws, but THAT'S FINE! The plastic design is extremely lightweight, less expensive to produce than metal and performs the job adequately. What more could you ask for? And they're cheap to replace or to buy extras. The Cokin system itself is wonderful. You buy one (1) adapter ring for each of your lenses (based on the thread diameter) or at least one for each diameter size you have (don't get cheap on me). You screw the rings onto your lenses then you can slip the filter holder on/off the ring with ease to move it from one lens to the next. Or buy extra holders and just leave them on each lens to save time when shooting gets fast and furious (weddings). For filtering, just select your filter and slide it into the filter holder. This is the only way to use graduated filters because you can adjust the up/down or side/side placement of the filter (the holder swivels 360, by the way). Want to use more than one filter? No problem! Stack a few of them in there! Use an ND grad for the sky and a blue grad for the lake/ocean/whatever. Just slip the blue one in with the color on the bottom. This kit comes with a carrying case (I think Cokin calls it a wallet). The wallet holds several filters (because you'll wana buy more) and appears to be a fine quality. You'll want to buy some adapter rings for your lenses as none are included in the kit. Note that Cokin makes different series of their filter system. This is the Z-Pro series. You'll want to order adapter rings, additional filters, etc. using ONLY this series. Some of their other series (i.e. P-Series) are smaller and use smaller filters which will not fit into the Z-Pro holder. They also make a larger one than the Z-Pro but it is used primarily for large format cameras and video production cameras (big money).
    Date published: 2008-07-10
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Solid grad filters Filters are high quality, the holder is simple and solid, but yes, anything wider than 21 mm will likely vignette significantly. From 21-24, it's less evident and by 24, I can't see a difference with it off or on. If you shoot UWA, you will want to consider a different holder. Also, this package ships with a filter wallet, even though it's not listed as being included.
    Date published: 2009-07-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a first class kit! I just got tired of dull gray skies. If you are like me, I don't stop my addiction for photography in the winter. If you live in the north/west the gray days and flat light makes the passion that much more challenging. I have been totally using on screw on filters for everything until now. I also made the mistake of not ordering the Cokin lens adapter ring. You well need this because it's not possible to hand hold the filter in front of your lens so the filter can work properly. This kit is the perfect way to reinvent your photography.
    Date published: 2015-03-16
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from I would buy this product again and again Have not had a chance to use much yet, bought for a trip to Jamaica. Was looking at LEE filter kit and changed to Cokin when Lee was on back order for ever. Seams to be a nice set up though, I would buy again.
    Date published: 2012-02-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Canon girl Nice filter. Great fun!
    Date published: 2017-10-30
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