Cokin have announced the long-awaited arrival of their new NX-SERIES 100mm filter system.
COKIN has been developing creative filter-holders and systems since their invention by founder, Jean Coquin back in 1978. Since then, millions of professional and amateur photographers and videographers have been able to explore the creative possibilities offered by these systems.
The 100mm-wide filter format has become Cokin’s most popular size since its launch in 2005 and the radical new NX-SERIES holder system allows 100mm filters to be used on ultra-wide-angle lenses of 14mm, or wider in some cases. The filter-holder is made from premium aluminium and is both compact and lightweight.
The NX-SERIES filter holder system is compatible with Cokin Nuances Extreme filters, Nuances Clearsky and Infrared IR720, as well as COKIN adapter rings in ‘L’ size (also known as Z-Pro). COKIN has also extended compatibility to 100mm filters made by other manufacturers, provided they have a common thickness of 2mm.
The NX-SERIES filter-holder uses metal frames which has enabled COKIN to increase the angle of view of the filter-holder and consequently reduce the risk of vignetting, even with ultra-wide lenses. These frames are available in 3 sizes:
The metallic frames offer additional protection to the filters and allow easy handling, even when wearing gloves. The NX-SERIES filter-holder uses ball-bearings which exert gentle pressure to guide the frames in their slots, for smooth and precise operation.
The NX-SERIES has a dedicated polarising filter which is placed closest to the lens and can be rotated precisely using the adjustment wheel integrated into the filter-holder, regardless of the orientation of the holder. Recessed areas in the filter-holder are provided for easy insertion and extraction of the polarising filter using gentle simple pressure. The NX-SERIES polarising filter is highly efficient and only absorbs 1 f-stop of light. It is provided with an individual protective pouch.
Items in the NX-SERIES filter-holder system are available individually, but the 5 different levels of kits offer fantastic savings. Each kit includes a carrying wallet, microfibre cloth, 3 adapter rings ø72mm, ø77mm and ø82mm as well as the new adapter ring cap, which protects the lens and allows the ring to remain attached.
NX-Series filter holder plus circular polariser, ND1024 and 3 x Grad ND8 filters
NX-Series filter holder plus circular polariser, ND8, ND64, ND1024 and 3 x Grad ND8 filters