Omegabrandess along with Cokin filters announced yesterday the release of a new square ND filter called Nuances. Cokin has developed a new coating process to ensure a uniform coloration which they say will "redefine what neutrality means when talking about Neutral Density (ND) filters". A nano metallic alloy is applied on both sides of the highly resistant tempered glass. The glass they have chosen is Schott Glass B270, which is renowned for its high transmittance and low reflection.
With the coating and selection of the glass, Cokin says "the result is stunning neutrality, completely free of infrared pollution. Multiple Nuances filters can be stacked without color cast".
These filters were designed for long exposure outdoor photography. The strongest density (ND1024) filter allows a 10 stop reduction. It literally catches the light to create surreal images without color cast. The Nuance filters will be available in 6 different densities ranging from 1 - 10 f-stops.
The Nuance filters were designed to fit Cokin's Creative filter holders from M - XL sizes. The L side is compatible with standard matte boxes using 4x4" (100x100mm) filters. Nuances can also be combined with other filters from the creative filter system for unlimited possibilities.
Look for the Nuances filter test by the Landscape Photography Magazine in the near future.