In this article, we will be taking a look at what we feel is the best ND filter for Sony a6000 cameras currently available on the market right now. With the a6000 being such a popular camera in widespread use, we always see a number of people reaching out for advice on what accessories they should pick up for their camera.
One of the main questions we see is “What size ND filter for Sony a6000”? Before getting into the article, we would like to point out that the filter fits the thread size of your lens, not your camera. This means that depending on your lens collection, you may use different filter sizes. Most lens caps will tell you the thread size of your lens, it can sometimes be found written around the end of the lens too as well as in the manual. Once you know the filter thread size of your lens, you know what size ND filter you need to order.
The Gobe ND Filter Range
The Gobe ND filters come in three main versions. These are the one, two, and three peak filters that each mark the level of quality of the filter. In our opinion, the two peak filters are not really worth your time due to them being slap bang in the middle but their one peak filters are excellent if you are on a tight budget and their three peak filters are ideal if you are wanting a more professional filter without breaking the bank.
The Gobe three peak ND filters come with the highest possible quality German Schott optical glass for their element as standard too offering you the highest possible image quality for your long exposures. Their one and two peak filters both use high-quality Japanese glass for their elements to help reduce costs but it still does an excellent job and if you are an amateur photographer, chances are you won’t be able to see the difference anyway.
The filters come with a very low profile frame that is also very lightweight while also very robust. This allows you to easily add the filters to your photography kit bag without them taking up much space or adding much weight at all.
Gobes two and three peak filters also come with the sixteen layers resistant coating technology to help further improve both the performance as well as increase the robustness of the filter. The coats help to reduce lens flare as well as ghosting to improve your image quality as well as help improve the anti-scratch and water repellent properties of the filter.
All in all, we feel that the Gobe filter range are ideal for use with your lens of choice for your mirrorless camera and DSLR camera collection. They offer excellent performance and functionality without the need to break the bank and they are also very easy to use.
The Tiffen ND Filter Range
That said, the Tiffen brand still holds a ton of weight within the photography community due to them being almost undisputed kings of the lens filter market back in their hay day. Their ND filter range has an excellent reputation within the photography community although their lens filters do cost a little more than the ones offered by Gobe with some of the Gobe filters also managing to outperform the Tiffen ones.
The Tiffen ND filter range is currently available in the following lens filter thread sizes allowing you to find a suitable filter most common lens filter thread sizes:-
As you can see, the majority of the common thread sizes are included within the range as well as some of the less popular thread sizes too. If you are using the standard Sony a6000 kit lens then you are covered as well as if you are using any of the popular wide-angle or zoom lenses too.
As you would expect from an established lens filter brand, Tiffen have taken the time to ensure the glass they use for their element is high quality and does not have any effect on your image quality at all. They have also designed their filter frame to be as low profile as possible to help reduce both the size and weight of the filter.
All in all, if for some reason you choose not to go with a Gobe ND filter for your Sony A6000 then we feel that the Tiffen range is the next best thing. Their filters are in wide circulation making it very easy for you to be able to source them but both lens brands are usually available with next day delivary on Amazon anyway.