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Hard Graduated ND8 Filter Plus+

Perfectly balanced landscapes
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Our professional Hard Graduated ND8 (3 Stop) Filter Plus+ provides a fixed 3 f-stop light reduction for balanced exposure and better dynamic range in hard graduated light conditions.

$58.00

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Our professional Hard Graduated ND8 (3 Stop) Filter Plus+ provides a fixed 3 f-stop light reduction for balanced exposure and better dynamic range in hard graduated light conditions.

$58.00

DESCRIPTION

By blocking 3 f-stops of light from half your image, you can balance your exposure when the foreground is darker than the background – such as shooting landscapes in the mountains. The hard graduation creates a natural blending of light.

Our Plus+ range features 20 layers of nano-coating providing easier cleaning and better protection against water, oil, and scratches. These layers also provide a higher maximum light transmission and a more consistent transmission curve for truer light reduction.

For best results, use our Hard Graduated ND8 Plus+ with lenses of focal lengths 35mm and above. For ultra-wide angle lenses, we recommend our Soft Graduated ND8 Filter Plus+ because it provides a more natural blending of light.

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DELIVERY

Free standard shipping within the Americas.

We deliver with USPS, UPS and DHL express for faster and safer delivery.

Standard shipping:
USA: 3-5 days.
Rest of World: 8-18 days.

Express shipping:
USA: 1-2 days.

Please allow an extra 2 days for regional areas.

RETURNS

30-day returns.

Shop with confidence knowing you can return products within 30 days of purchase.

Hard Graduated ND8 Filter Plus+

World's best glass

Made with world leading German SCHOTT.

Creative control

Dramatic long exposure and motion blur effects.

Greater dynamic range

More depth and detail.

Lifetime warranty

Quality you can trust.

Hard Graduated ND8 Filter Plus+

No Filter

HGND8 Plus+

Better dynamic range

Greater detail and depth

Balanced light

Balanced light shooting landscapes

Elevated landscapes

Better landscape captures

Features

Hard Graduated ND8 Filter Plus+

Professional German glass

Industry-leading German B270 SCHOTT optical glass is coated with a 20-layer nano-coating for truer light transmittance, better protection, and easier cleaning.

Hard Graduated ND8 Filter Plus+

Ultra-slim rim

Our consciously designed ultra-slim rim avoids vignetting and our durable magnalium is guaranteed for life.

Hard Graduated ND8 Filter Plus+

Double-threaded

All our filters are double-threaded for stacking filters or using screw-mount lens caps.

How to Use

Hard Graduated ND8 Filter Plus+

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Find your filter size
Inquisitively search lens for diameter symbol. often marks the spot. The diameter you seek may be accompanied by a number 58 or 58mm. Look to the side and the front this precious number is your filter size. Be warned: your lens focal length (e.g. 18-55mm) is not your filter size.
Hard Graduated ND8 Filter Plus+

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Place flat and screw clockwise
Lovingly behold lens in one hand and place flat on lens. Gently screw clockwise until just firm. Do not over-tighten that which goes on must one day come off.
Hard Graduated ND8 Filter Plus+

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Align your horizon
Rotate your Hard Graduated ND8 Plus+ so the graduated half of the filter cover the brighter half of your scene. This will help you balance the light in your image so you can better expose the highlights and lowlights.

Want some more in-depth info?

Getting to Know Graduated ND Filters – Soft vs Hard-Edge

Getting to Know Graduated ND Filters – Soft vs Hard-Edge

Find out everything you need to know about this unique landscape photography filter.

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Technical Specifications

Hard Graduated ND8 Filter Plus+

VS

Soft Graduated ND8 Filter Plus+
Soft Graduated ND8 Filter Plus+
Center Graduated ND8 (3 Stop) Square Filter Plus+
Reverse Graduated ND8 (3 Stop) Square Filter Plus+
Soft Graduated ND8 (3 Stop) Square Filter Plus+
Soft Graduated ND16 (4 Stop) Square Filter Plus+
Soft Graduated ND4 (2 Stop) Square Filter Plus+
Hard Graduated ND8 (3 Stop) Square Filter Plus+

Filter Type

Hard Graduated ND8

Soft Graduated ND8

Center Graduated ND8

Reverse Graduated ND8

Soft Graduated ND8

Soft Graduated ND16

Soft Graduated ND4

Hard Graduated ND8

Nano Coating

20-Layers

20-Layers

20-Layers

20-Layers

20-Layers

20-Layers

20-Layers

20-Layers

Grade

German SCHOTT B270

German SCHOTT B270

German SCHOTT B270

German SCHOTT B270

German SCHOTT B270

German SCHOTT B270

German SCHOTT B270

German SCHOTT B270

Density

0.9 (3 Stop)

0.9 (3 Stop)

0.9 (3 Stop)

0.9 (3 Stop)

0.9 (3 Stop)

1.2 (4 Stop)

0.6 (2 Stop)

0.9 (3 Stop)

Effect

Cuts 87.5% of light

Cuts 87.5% of light

Cuts 87.5% of light

Cuts 87.5% of light

Cuts 87.5% of light

Cuts 93.75% of light

Cuts 75% of light

Cuts 87.5% of light

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why buy a Graduated ND Filter?

To perfectly balance exposure in your landscape photographs.

Graduated Neutral Density Filters have an ND coating on one half of the filter so that light is diminished across half your frame. This is so you can balance your exposure when there is a strong source of light coming from one side – like when you’re shooting in the forest, in the mountains or at sunset and sunrise. A Graduated ND Filter helps you balance the highlights and lowlights for more balanced exposure.

Who should buy a Graduated ND Filter?

Landscape photographers and anyone wanting more detail in their landscape highlights and lowlights.

Graduated Neutral Density filters filter out light across a portion of the frame allowing you to better balance your exposure and capture more detail in the highlights and lowlights. Graduated and Reverse Graduated ND filters block light across half the frame – perfect for when the background is bright and foreground is light or vice versa. A Centre Graduated ND filter is made for sunsets and sunrise or when there is a bright light at the centre of the frame. Graduated ND filters will help you better balance your exposure when capturing landscapes.

What does a Graduated ND Filter do?

A Graduated ND filters out a set amount of light from a portion of the frame.

Graduated Neutral Density filters filter out light across a portion of the frame allowing you to better balance your exposure and capture more detail in the highlights and lowlights. For example a Graduated ND8 blocks 3 f-stops of light across half your frame – perfect for when the background is bright and foreground is light or vice versa.

What does a Reverse Graduated ND Filter do?

A Reverse Graduated ND Filter helps you balance sunrise and sunset landscape photographs.

A Reverse Graduated ND Filter starts with the darkening in the centre of the frame and it fades across the top half of the frame to cut brighter light at the horizon while still capturing the details of the sky for balanced exposure when shooting sunrises and sunsets. By effectively darkening the horizon line across your frame, it allows you to capture greater detail in the highlights near the horizon and in the lowlights in the top and bottom of your landscape images.

What does a Centre Graduated ND Filter do?

A Centre Graduated ND Filter helps you balance sunrise and sunset landscape photographs.

A Centre Graduated ND Filter has a narrow band of darkening across the centre of the frame for balanced exposure when shooting sunrises and sunsets. By effectively darkening the horizon line across your frame, it allows you to capture greater detail in the highlights and lowlights of your landscape images when the light source is close to the horizon.

Took this on a trip into the mountains and I was blown away. Stops the sky overexposing or the darker foreground being underexposed. Fay bought our Hard Grad ND8 Plus.

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good for 70-300 mm

Urth quality filters. you can't go wrong.

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