|Cacagoo Pro ND1000 Nano Multi Coated Filter (77mm)|
December 16, 2016.
Today finally arrives the filter that I ordered. It's called the Cacagoo Pro ND1000 Nano Multi Coated Schott Glass Filter in 77mm. It looks like the company is marketing this as a competitor to the current high end filters out there.
I'm shocked it arrived one week earlier than mentioned. At first, I felt apprehensive thinking that these were cheap filters made in China and probably low quality rip-offs trying to sell themselves as high quality material. So after 2 months of patient and methodical research, and no review came up -- I finally decided to give it a gamble, let's just trust that the product claims stated on the ad are true.
So then, now it's finally in my hands. I'm actually very impressed, because it looks like it can compete with those filters that sell for 4k PH Pesos! Let me just summarize my first impressions here:
- > Thin profile. It never caused vignetting on my ultra wide angle lens, where I intend to use it.
- > I'm not sure about the 14 layers of nano multicoating stuff, but I swear that the glass does effectively repel water, fingerprint/oil, and you can just wipe off the dust with your finger without leaving any trace. In other words, I don't need to wipe the glass at all.
- > Made of German Schott glass. The glass does sound high quality when I tap on it, no scratches left. Also, I hardly notice any blur or softness after using the filter. The samples below will prove.
- > The filter does have a bit of pinkish color cast. But my research finding reveals that pink or magenta color cast is common with high ND filters like this ND1000. The color cast actually works nice for daytime (like you would use a skylight filter to reduce haze and cut out the blue color) and I never changed the White Balance as I would normally use my lens without this filter.
- > Used indoor, the color cast is not obvious, and it doesn't matter if you use with or without filter.
So the first impression ends here. A more thorough demo to follow in my review... soon!
|No noticeable introduction of softness/blur, but the color cast is seen.|
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