New filter system from French maker Cokin suits both still and video, film and digital photography
filter specialist Cokin, has announced the release of the
new Cokin Z-PRO Filter Holder, suitable for both film and digital
cameras, in particular D-SLRs and video/broadcast cameras (including
the new HD format).
It is modular, it can be easily dismantled, and it’s set-up to be able
to accept filters of 1.6mm thickness (which most photographers use),
and 4.0mm thickness, used in the Broadcast segment in dimensions such
as 100x100mm (4″x4″) and 100x150mm (4″x6″).
The Z-PRO Filter Holder will fit a large variety of lenses thanks to a
range of adaptor rings covering the common lens diameters of 49mm up to
96mm. Additional rings designed for Hasselblad® B60/B70 and Rollei® are
The entire Z-PRO system is ideal for the latest generation of Digital SLR and Video cameras (HDV).
The Z-PRO range of filters is made of organic glass with a very high
optical transmission rating. It includes over 90 different filters
designed to satisfy the needs of professional photographers and
videographers. The range includes Correction/Conversion filters,
Graduated filters, filters for Black & White, Soft filters, Neutral
Density filters, etc.
Totally reversible Holder
To prevent the risk of vignetting (dark edges around the picture), the
Z-PRO series Filter Holder is fully reversible, which means that a
filter can fit in the adaptor ring’s slot and the adaptor ring can be
fit in the first filter slot. Therefore the filter can be positioned
very close to the lens and the edges of the holder are clear of the
field of view.
Eliminates vignetting over 20mm focal lengths
The Z-PRO filter-holder was tested (in the standard 3-slot version) and
created no vignetting on focal lengths down to 20mm (based on 35mm
format). This can be extended further in the wide-angle configurations.
The Z-PRO range also includes a storage wallet for 5 filters, and a
choice of two filter kits including widely-used graduating
Pro Grad Kit: Filter holder, wallet, Z121L, Z123L and Z125L filters: RRP $225.00
Pro Grad ND Kit: Filter holder, wallet, Z121L, Z121M, Z121S, Z306 (ND2) (ND4) (ND8): RRP $275.00
For other countries please check your local distributor.
The Z-PRO COKIN System is totally compatible with following brand SYSTEMS:
LEE FILTERS®, TIFFEN® and SHNEIDER®.