SRB P Size ND Soft Grad Starter Kit £25, $42
Like Kood, SRB adopts the 82mm P-Size filter format for a good balance of portability and lens coverage. There’s only a single filter in the starter kit to get you going, but it’s a versatile ND4 soft grad that’s ideal for balancing a bright landscape exposure. Plus with extra filters starting at as little as £12.50/$20.77 a piece, expanding the kit needn’t break the bank. SRB throws in a three-filter holder, cleaning cloth and storage wallet for eight filters. All you have to do is choose an adaptor ring, with 49mm to 82mm thread sizes available.
Considering the budget price tag, we found the optical quality to be fairly good, with only a slight blue colour cast visible at the darkest point. Ultimately the Kood kit gives slightly more bang for your buck, but it’s a close call.