Neutral Density Filter Possibilities: Cokin’s Nuances

I met Jean Coquin at photokina 1978 when he had just launched his Cokin filter system and have been a fan ever since. So much so that I have a case containing more than 200 Cokin filters in various sizes and types, including the Bid Daddy Z-Pro size. These filters are available in two different sizes: Plain filters measure 100x100mm with the graduated filters at 100x150mm.

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Cokin and Omegabrandess are very excited to introduce Nuances Limited Edition Nd1024 Z-Pro (100x100mm) filter kit. Nuances are Neutral Density (ND) filters that can placed in front of your lens allowing you to use slow enough shutter speeds to photograph waterfalls or the river flow over rocks.. Nuances filters fit Cokin’s range of filter-holders, from M to XL sizes. The L size is compatible with standard matte boxes that use using 4×4-inch filters.

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They are designed for long exposure outdoor photography or depth-of-field reduction. The strongest density ND1024 filter allows a 10 stops reduction without color cast. The kit includes the ND1024 filter, Z-PRO (L) filter holder w/foam mask, four adapter rings (67, 72, 77 & 82mm) and a soft filter case. ND32 or above filters in L and XL sizes come with a foam mask that should be inserted between the filter and the holder to prevent light leaks.

To create Nuances Cokin developed a new coating process to ensure uniform coloration. A nano-metallic alloy is applied on both sides of a highly resistant tempered Schott Glass B270, known for its high transmittance and low reflectance. The result is neutrality that’s free of infrared pollution allowing multiple filters to be stacked without adding a color cast. Nuances filters are available in six different densities: ND2, ND4, ND8, ND32, ND256 & ND1024.

And like any good Cokin filter, Nuances filters can be combined with other filters from their filter system range for additional creative possibilities.

For more on the use of Cokin filters, see “Why Use Modular Filters.”

Author: Joe Farace

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