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I use Schneider NDIR filters from 1.2 up to 2.1, below that I use their NDs in .6 and .9 My ND Grads are Tiffen, from .3 up to .9
I also like to use Tiffen Warm Black Pro Mists.
This is all on the pocket 2.5k/red/alexa/5d ect--filters I try to keep pretty universal, though with NDIRs it is mildly camera specific.
I highly recommend sticking with the top tier filters, those being Tiffen or Schneider. I have had bad experiences with Formatt (horrible green cast)--so I avoid them-- though who knows these days. Also Lee has some nice filters-- but I would only use them for color fxs, such as a coral grad, or a blue grad.
Sizing will depend on what mattebox you're working with. I use a 4x4 MB hence all my filtration is 4x4 or 138 round as I have that stage. The 4x4 covers me down to about 16mm on a S35mm chip (9.5mm on S16mm). Below that with my mattebox (Arri MB 16) I'd see it- so I'd have to switch out for a 6x6MB and filter set which would normally be a rental.