Hey everyone! Wondering do have you taken any advantage of the big Black Friday Sale?
I thought I was going to pass then I found this K&F CONCEPT VDN and CPL 2 in 1 filter and really want to give it a try, still possible to catch the Cyber Monday sale if I can make the decision really quick.
I have bought a few filters from this brand before and they work well, but these Nano X series seem to be their high-end products, doubling the price of my earlier K&F filters (guess it's still more reasonable compared to other pricey brands), so I would like to be sure before paying.
What attracts me is that you get a variable ND and CPL at the same time. With ND the light wouldn't be too bright if you get to the right stop(depending on the exposure time I think). With CPL it can erase the reflection on the non-metal surface---in my case, mostly water. I have got the VND and always have the intention for a CPL，2 in 1 can be really convenient. I did not know a 2nd brand produce that kind of filter up until now.
Plus the cross-hatching thing with wide-angle lenses is FIXED. My earlier version, I think it's K series if I remember it right, is good-enough quality but does have some limitations. Would be great if the limitation goes away at such a price.
I have checked the reviews and most of them are positive, proven true about the no cross-hatching thing. And the photos in the comments are looking great.
About the no cross-hatching, I have also tried to find out how did they make it possible by talking to their guys. So the cross-hatching happens at a certain position combination of the filters, now they have developed some trick to avoid you reaching that position combination. Hence the cross-hatching is gone. Not a tech pro but it seems pretty convincing to me. So the price does go up for a reason, not just package and all that.
I think I almost convince myself to buy it writing all those down. Probably not the best time since Black Friday is gone, but 20% off is still something. That said, I am gonna wait for a little bit longer to see if anyone has already purchased this product or just has another opinion. Thank you in advance for any help you may offer.