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    Default Recommendations on type of filters to buy...

    Hi Folks,
    I'm sure there are heaps of you out there with this dilemma.
    I have 4 lenses, each with a different diameter. Grrrr...
    So if I wanted a filter to use for all of them I will have to purchase one for each diameter which can prove costly.
    So what do people do about this issue?
    A work around and cheaper option is to use Cokin P Series and get adaptors for each diameter.

    Anyone else have any other solutions?

    Thanks
    Kev.

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    Get the one for the largest lens and then step up rings for the rest?

    Cokin P are slot in filters so that shouldn't be a problem. You just need different sized holder rings.
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    I use a cokin P system with a cokin cpl and hitech 85mm filters.

    I think I am moving to 100mm Lee soon tho
    Canon 5DmkII, 400L, Canon 17-40L, Canon 24mmf3.5 TS-E, Canon 70-200f2.8L, Tamron 90mm SP AF Di f2.8 Macro, Sigma 50mmf1.4 EX HSM, Nissin Di866 flash, Manfrotto 190xprob & Markins Q3t head, Lee filters, Lowepro Flipside 400AW, Yong Nuo rf 602 triggers.


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    Hi rjd, so I gather the Cokin P Series only goes up to 85mm square, so for the Lee filters, does Cokin have a filter holder for 100mm or does Lee have their own specific system similar to Cokin?

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    Cokin, hitech and lee all do 100mm systems, cokin have a 130mm one and I think theres a 150mm hitech one too ($$$$).

    With the P stuff and 85mm filters even with the wide angle filter holder you get the hoilder in shot on wide stuff (10-12mm, on my 17-55 at 17-18mm etc)
    Canon 5DmkII, 400L, Canon 17-40L, Canon 24mmf3.5 TS-E, Canon 70-200f2.8L, Tamron 90mm SP AF Di f2.8 Macro, Sigma 50mmf1.4 EX HSM, Nissin Di866 flash, Manfrotto 190xprob & Markins Q3t head, Lee filters, Lowepro Flipside 400AW, Yong Nuo rf 602 triggers.


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