Best Gradient filter

  • Made of a high quality Optical Polymer with multi-coating,...
  • Comes with multiple adapter rings for camera lenses in...
  • Slow down the shutter speeds for high speed films or digital...
  • 100mm x 150mm x 2mm
  • No color cast.
  • Fits Cokin Z, Lee, Nisi and Formatt Hitech 100mm drop in...
  • Fits Home Master Sediment Filter
  • Typical life 6-12 months
  • Triple the dirt-holding capacity of similar sized filters
  • 【Includes】K&F CONCEPT 58MM Adjustable Neutral Density...
  • 【Material】 ND Filter: Made by Completed Professional...
  • 【Professional Design】 Using Super Slim Original Design...
  • Top-quality optical glass ensures Sharp and detailed aerial...
  • 16 layers multiple coatings on filter ensures protection...
  • Excessively lightweight in form to prevent negative effect...
  • STANDARD DIMENSION - 10 inches x 2.5 inches 25 micron...
  • FUNCTION - Remove 99% rust, silt, sand, iron and other...
  • NSF CERTIFICATION - Compare to string wound filter, this...

Gradient filters are glass or plastic panes or films made of different materials such as gelatine and plastic that are inserted into the beam path of the camera in front of the lens. They are used above all in landscape photography to darken the sky in front of the foreground and thus achieve high-contrast images that nevertheless do not appear overdrawn. This makes the exposure more balanced overall. Good gradient filters have one or more anti-reflection layers to prevent reflections and stray light. High-quality graduated filters usually have a rotatable mount. Their effect depends on the aperture and focal length setting of the lens.

Our Top Gradient filter Pick

Rangers 8pcs ND Filter Kit (Full and Graduated ND2, ND4, ND8, ND16 Filters, Optics) + 9 Filter Adaptors Ring (49-82mm) + 1 ABS Adaptor Holder + Carrying Pouch RA109
  • Made of a high quality Optical Polymer with multi-coating, which effectively prevents the lens from being scratched.
  • Comes with multiple adapter rings for camera lenses in different sizes. (49mm-82mm)
  • Slow down the shutter speeds for high speed films or digital cameras to record blur or moving subjects such as waterfall, clouds, fountain, or any fast moving subject. Decrease the depth of field by allowing wider apertures to be used, which helps separate subjects from their background.
  • Allow cine and video cameras (which have fixed shutter speeds) to film subjects such as snow, sand or other bright scenes which would normally cause over-exposure.
  • Ideal for professional photographers or beginners to take vivid photos.

Photo & Camera: Gradient filter Video Guide

A gradient filter is used to partially darken an image, especially in landscape photography, in bright areas such as the sky or the sun. This corrects contrasts that are too high. An overexposure of the sky, which can occur when the landscape is correctly exposed, can thus be avoided. With a graduated filter, dramatic images can be composed as well. A darker sky, for example, creates a very special lighting atmosphere. By colored gradients also whole picture parts can be colored. There are also graduated filters where the transition from light to dark can be shifted. The darkening of the bright image areas is also possible and useful in digital photography, especially if the contrast of the motifs exceeds the density range of the sensor during the exposure. There are gradient filters in different thicknesses, different blending levels and different color gradients. So you should know which effects you want to achieve. The gradient filters can be moved in front of the lens.

Gradient filters are offered in large numbers. Almost every well-known manufacturer offers several models of different sizes. In addition to simple screw filters for screwing into the thread of the lens, there are increasingly also so-called system filters. This separates the filter from the socket. This enables a quick combination of the installed filter holder with various other filters. The Lee Filters brand is particularly active in this area. The Aukey history filter set scored well in the comparison and comparison of different history filters. It comprises three gradient filters in the colours grey, blue and orange. With the gray filter the structure of the sky can be worked out well. It can be used in any weather. The blue filter enhances the sky blue in an impressive manner and is particularly suitable for taking pictures by the sea. With an orange filter, on the other hand, it is possible to create a sunset atmosphere even in broad daylight. The Aukey gradient filters are universally suitable for all smartphones and their price is also quite reasonable.

The ultra-thin Zomei gray filters, which are made of a special resin, also received good ratings. In addition to photography, they are also suitable for filming videos and are available in various sizes. The Hama gradient filter, which is also well rated, guarantees harmonious images on beautiful summer days and is suitable for both analogue and digital cameras. Neewer’s neutral density filters also scored well. The Hitech Gaufilter format with reverse flow has praiseworthy characteristics. It is suitable for a wide range of different lenses and is more expensive, so it is likely to appeal primarily to professional photographers. Other gray filters with good ratings in the top places come from the manufacturers Cokin, Dörr and Rollei. These gray filters are all well suited to color and shape the sky according to your own ideas and to lend contours to the clouds.

Gradient filters can be a fine thing for both analog and digital photography. Some well-tested models can also be used for video and photography with smartphones. The financial expenditure for the acquisition of such a thoroughly sensible effect filter remains manageable in most cases despite good quality.

TOP 5 Gradient filter Bestseller

Rangers 8pcs ND Filter Kit (Full and Graduated ND2, ND4, ND8, ND16 Filters, Optics) + 9 Filter Adaptors Ring (49-82mm) + 1 ABS Adaptor Holder + Carrying Pouch RA109
  • Made of a high quality Optical Polymer with multi-coating, which effectively prevents the lens from being scratched.
  • Comes with multiple adapter rings for camera lenses in different sizes. (49mm-82mm)
  • Slow down the shutter speeds for high speed films or digital cameras to record blur or moving subjects such as waterfall, clouds, fountain, or any fast moving subject. Decrease the depth of field by allowing wider apertures to be used, which helps separate subjects from their background.
  • Allow cine and video cameras (which have fixed shutter speeds) to film subjects such as snow, sand or other bright scenes which would normally cause over-exposure.
  • Ideal for professional photographers or beginners to take vivid photos.
ICE 100mm x 150mm Soft Grad ND8 Square Filter Neutral Density 3 Stop Optical Glass ND GND Hard Plastic Clamshell Case
  • 100mm x 150mm x 2mm
  • No color cast.
  • Fits Cokin Z, Lee, Nisi and Formatt Hitech 100mm drop in Filter holders.
  • Optical Glass.
  • Includes Hard Plastic Clamshell Case
Home Master CFDGD2501-20BB Multi Gradient 25/10/5/1 Micron Sediment Replacement Water Filter, White
  • Fits Home Master Sediment Filter
  • Typical life 6-12 months
  • Triple the dirt-holding capacity of similar sized filters
  • Designed for high flow rate with low pressure drop; and chemical and bacteria resistance
  • Reduces turbidity, dirt, sand, silt, and rust particles down to 1 micron nominal
K&F Concept 58mm ND Fader Variable Neutral Density Adjustable ND Filter ND2 to ND400 for Canon 600D EOS M M2 700D 100D 1100D 1200D 650D DSLR Cameras + Lens Cleaning Cloth
  • 【Includes】K&F CONCEPT 58MM Adjustable Neutral Density Professional Photography Filter ND2~400 + Professional Microfiber Lens Cleaning Cloth
  • 【Material】 ND Filter: Made by Completed Professional Optical Glasses instead of Optical Resin. Microfiber: This Professional Microfiber made by Japanese Raw Material, very soft and easy to cleaning lens, filters,glasses and mobile etc
  • 【Professional Design】 Using Super Slim Original Design to Avoid Vignetting When You Taking Photo
  • 【NOTE】This Filter kit is compatible with all 58mm lenses. Please verify your camera's lens thread size(usually marked somewhere on the lens barrel or printed underneath the lens cap) before ordering.The number is always preceded by a "ø" (diameter) symbol
  • 【Popular Compatible Lens】CANON Rebel (T5i T4i T3i T3 T2i T1i XT XTi XSi SL1), CANON EOS (700D 650D 600D 550D 500D 450D 400D 350D 300D 1100D 1000D 100D 60D) with 58MM Lens include:EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II, EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II, EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
Freewell Landscape Gradient ND Camera Lens Filters – 4K Series – 3Pack ND8-Gr, ND16-4, ND32-8 Compatible with DJI Osmo Pocket
  • Top-quality optical glass ensures Sharp and detailed aerial footage
  • 16 layers multiple coatings on filter ensures protection physically and optically
  • Excessively lightweight in form to prevent negative effect on gimbal or flight control
  • Grade kit for DJI OSMO pocket contains - nd8-gr, nd16-4 and nd32-8 lens filters
  • Compatible with DJI OSMO pocket gimbal