Square and rectangular filters are made from glass or resin, and are attached to the end of your lens by a lens holder, which must be separately bought. These filters can accommodate multiple camera systems. And of course, multiple types of filters, most commonly neutral density and graduated neutral density, can be bought in a square format.
Physical filters attach to the lens of the camera, and immediately affect the picture you take, while digital filters are added in post-production as you tweak your image in Lightroom or Photoshop. Each type has its own set of benefits and drawbacks, but which one is better overall?
The New Cokin NUANCES Extreme filters are the next evolution in Cokin's professional series of filters. The product line introduces 2 new types of graduated filters and evolves the Soft Grads and 10-stop full ND from the current NUANCES series.
We hear this question a lot, "How can I use a filter with a super wide-angle lens that has no filter threads?" The answer is simple, use the Cokin X499N Universal Adapter ring with the XL holder and filter system.
Shooting with a "square" filter system can dramatically change the way you take pictures but for a beginner it can be downright confusing. So much so that you avoid even taking a chance at trying them. So I put this simple step-by-step guide to help take the confusion out of the process and get you on your way...