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    Default grad filters-brands and price?

    i'm looking for grad filters, +2 or +3 doesnt matter.
    i need it to fit at least 77mm lens.
    i have the cokin system but had since lost my filter holder and IIRC, it cant go up to 77mm.

    any recommendations, brands and indicative price and where to buy?

    thanks much csers

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    Default Re: grad filters-brands and price?

    I have no problem with the Cokin P-series (wide series available at Cathay Photo) holder covering the 77mm and without vignetting.

    For grads, I use a +2 Galen Rowell's Graduated Neutral Density Filters and a +3 Daryl Benson Reverse Neutral Density Graduated Filters.

    You have to order them direct from:

    http://www.singh-ray.com/grndgrads.html

    If I were to do it over again, I instead go for the Cokin Z-Pro series (have to order) that can hold 100mm filters and get the 4 x 6 inches Singh Ray filters instead of what I recommended earlier.
    Last edited by yyD70S; 1st November 2008 at 07:28 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeanie View Post
    i'm looking for grad filters, +2 or +3 doesnt matter.
    i need it to fit at least 77mm lens.
    i have the cokin system but had since lost my filter holder and IIRC, it cant go up to 77mm.

    any recommendations, brands and indicative price and where to buy?

    thanks much csers
    For a start, you can try TianYa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yyD70S View Post
    I have no problem with the Cokin P-series (wide series available at Cathay Photo) holder covering the 77mm and without vignetting.

    For grads, I use a +2 Galen Rowell's Graduated Neutral Density Filters and a +3 Daryl Benson Reverse Neutral Density Graduated Filters.

    You have to order them direct from:

    http://www.singh-ray.com/grndgrads.html

    If I were to do it over again, I instead go for the Cokin Z-Pro series (have to order) that can hold 100mm filters and get the 4 x 6 inches Singh Ray filters instead of what I recommended earlier.
    thanks very much.

    may i know the difference between P series and Z-pro series?

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    Default Re: grad filters-brands and price?

    P series holds filters of width 84mm, attaches to lenses up to 82mm in diameter
    Z-pro series holds filters of width 100mm, attaches to lenses up to 96mm in diameter.

    Other than having a lens that has a bigger diameter, a more common reason why 35mm SLR users use a bigger holder is to use it on wide angle lenses without too much issues of vignetting ( compared to the Cokin P ).

    As quoted from Cokin

    To avoid vignetting :

    - A Series is recommended for focal lengths from 35mm onwards (35mm format).
    - P Series is recommended for focal lengths from 28mm onwards (35mm format).
    - Z-PRO Series is recommended for focal lengths from 20mm onwards (35mm format).
    - X-PRO Series is recommended for focal lengths from15mm onwards (35mm format).


    Ryan
    Last edited by giantcanopy; 2nd November 2008 at 08:24 AM.

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    thanks ryan.

    sigh.that means i got to buy an 'entire' new system cos last time IIRC, mine was the P system.

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    Default Re: grad filters-brands and price?

    You can always try handholding them. I usually slap them against my lens and u dun get any vignetting issues.

    There is a slim mount Cokin P holder that lets me employ it in focal lengths wider than 24mm without vignetting.

    I cannot imagine switching my entire range of SR products to their bigger filter sizes :P

    Ryan

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    Quote Originally Posted by giantcanopy View Post
    You can always try handholding them. I usually slap them against my lens and u dun get any vignetting issues.

    There is a slim mount Cokin P holder that lets me employ it in focal lengths wider than 24mm without vignetting.

    I cannot imagine switching my entire range of SR products to their bigger filter sizes :P

    Ryan
    what filter system u using?

    whats SR?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeanie View Post
    what filter system u using?

    whats SR?
    Cokin P size filter - Singh Ray.
    They got a bigger filter size if you need. Any bigger u gotta ask them to tailor
    make for u ( they are pretty flexible to photog needs ; i have seen some fellas on other forums asking them to custom make filters for screw mounts )

    Ryan

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