K&F Soft Graduated GND16 in Frame for X-PRO Filter System | SKU.1893
R1, 840 incl VAT
A rectangular neutral density filter for the K&F X-Pro System with no colour cast in a protective frame.
– A GND16 filter (Neutral Density Filter 1.2) providing a soft transition from 4 f-stops of light reduction to clear
– Designed for use within the K&F Concept X-Pro Filter System
– a 100mm by 150mm rectangular glass filter
– Full colour with no colour cast or colour shift
– Rectangular filter housed within a protective frame
– The long shape allows you to move it up or down withing the filter mount to position the effect where you need it
– Constructed from Japanese AGC optical glass with the double-sided 28-layer coatings
– Coatings are anti-reflective and reduce glare
– Multilayer coatings especially formulated to reduce known issues with long-exposure work to ensure top-notch image quality
– A PU leather storage pouch is provided with drawstring to easily remove the filter
WHAT’S IN THE BOX:
1 x Full Colour GND16 Graduated Filter
1 x Protective Frame
1 x PU Leather Filter Pouch
1 x 1 Year Warranty
Control the exposure in the sky without losing light on the landscape.
An ND filter is like a pair of sunglasses for your lens. It allows you more control over your exposure settings especially in mid-day lighting conditions. Graduated filters are great for reducing the overall brightness of the sky so its exposure is better matched to the landscape. For photographers wanting performance beyond the limitations of your camera and lenses, upgrade to the X-Pro filter system with this system add-on, to up your photography game.
A great addition to your X-Pro kit
The X-Pro filter system is an amazing photographic tool as it is designed to work on every one of your lenses. With its adapter rings for every size lens, it is a very versatile piece of equipment designed to ultimately reduce the costs for photographers with diverse lenses in their kit. The mount can be used for a round CLP or square ND filters and even rectangular graduated filters. Easy on, easy off and you can even stack filters. Quality filters can be very expensive, now you can buy the high-quality glass filter you need and use it on all your lenses. Invest once and future proof yourself as you grow.
Controlling the skies
Landscape photos can contain a large dynamic range. This is the difference in brightness of the sky versus the relative darkness of the land. To bring colour into your skies, especially sunsets, you need to stop down your exposure. Bright washed-out skies lose colour. To bring that colour back you need to lower your exposure which in turn darkens the land or sea which make up the foreground. The solution is a graduated ND filter. It fades from a dark tint which cuts out some light and fades to clear so all the light in the lower part of the frame is not lost. In this way you can better balance the top and bottom of your image. This Graduated Neutral Density filter has a density of 1.2. This means The top and darkest portion is an ND16 which will block up to 4 f-stops of light. Graduated filters like this are also sometimes referred to as “ND Grads” with the abbreviation GND.
When composing your shot, photographers tend to frame for the “rule of thirds”. Whether you frame for the horizon to be in the top or bottom third of your frame, this filter can be adjusted to suit. The X-Pro Filter mount is able to hold rectangular filters. Yet they are free to slide up or down for precise positioning. This allows you to slide the filter up or down so you can position the darkening effect just where you need it. The advantage of a graduated filter is the transition between light and dark is so subtle it will not be visible in your photo. This 150mm filter can slide within the mount to darken where you need and allow light where you want.
The quality of the filters made for use with the X-Pro filter system is exceptional. The filters made for the X-Pro filter System fall under the Nano-X range. These are premium filters with exceptional optical performance. These filters are made from Japanese AGC optical glass. Manufactured by K&F concept in their state of the art facility. With grinding, double polishing technology, 28 layer coatings and several quality inspection steps to ensure a great product. The filter has coatings applied which increase its durability and reduce many of the negative effects long exposures are vulnerable to. The coatings reduce reflections, glare and ghosting but most importantly give true colour images without colour shifts. This ensures superior images which mean less editing and better results.
These filters are encased within a frame which boarders the entire edge. It helps strengthen the filter and protect it from damage so they last many years longer. Accidental drops can happen and having this frame can save your filter if dropped on flat ground. It can’t protect against every drop or circumstance, but it can give the glass a better than average chance from heights as much as 1.5m. This protective surround won the iF DESIGN AWARD and Red Dot Design Award. The frame is assembled around the filter with two prominent tabs, one on top and one at the bottom. These two tabs make it easier to hold, position and add or remove the filter from the X-Pro Filter system filter mount. Being able to hold the tabs also helps to reduce or even eliminate the need to touch the filter surface. So it keeps the filter clean and smudge or mark free.
A PU leather case for your rectangular filter is included in the kit. The pouch has a magnetic flip cover. Lifting the cover reveals a fabric pull tab for simple and quick access to your filter. Pull the patented design orange drawstring tab to safely lift the filter from its case without touching the glass. A great filter is worth protecting.
PLEASE NOTE… K&F Concept products bought from K&F South Africa or one of its authorised dealers carry a warranty against manufacturing faults. K&F South Africa also carry a full range of spares. Should you lose a locking knob or bend a tripod leg by accident, no stress, and no need to throw your gear away. This trusted brand with excellent user ratings and reviews have got you covered. K&F South Africa can get it repaired and up and running again in no time. If you are looking for excellent photographic equipment to last you many years, look no further than this quality-built K&F product.
If you are looking to expand the capabilities of your existing K&F Concept X-Pro Filter System, this is a great upgrade to your existing kit. Get greater control over your settings by controlling the light and mastering the images you capture.
- FILTER: Graduated Neutral Density
- DENSITY: 1.2
- LIGHT REDUCTION: from 4 F-Stops transitioning to clear
- SIZE: 10cm x15cm
- ASPECT: Rectangle
- MATERIAL: Japanese AGC glass
- COATINGS: 28 Layers Double sided