First of all, thanks Daredevil123 for this wonderful guide! However, I have a few doubts and I hope any CS-er can help clarify! Thanks!
1) As the Lee Filters set are a bit expensive for me, I was wondering if I could purchase the Hitech smaller size filters (smaller than 100mm) and fit them onto the Lee foundation kit with 77mm wide angle. Will the foundation kit be too big? The website stated that the size could be changed but I'm not sure up to which size.
2) Will there be any issues such as vignette if I use a smaller filter than 100mm? I'm using a canon dslr and am afraid the smaller lenses is not wide enough for me. If so, what are the advantages of buying a larger size filter too?
3) Are there any similar brands that have similar quality but slightly cheaper filters? And can fit onto the lee foundation kit too?
Thanks a lot if I can clear my doubts! Your help is very much appreciated!
2) Actually i dun quite get your qns. What lens are u using? What are the filter size of your lens? Take for example canon 85f1.8 lens is on 58mm size. What u need to do is just get an adapter ring of 58mm to fix onto it before putting on the cokin p series or lee foundation holder to use. The filters are fixed in size. It is the adapter ring which helps u.
3) Why do you need to use a lee filter? Have you tried using round filters? What is limiting you on the round filters that you have to change to Lee? LEE is not cheap. I will suggest either u start off with the 85mm square filters first or use round filters (haida nd filters are quite promising btw).
2) Since Hitech has many size filters ranging from 67mm to 165mm, I was wondering what difference will such filters make to a Wide angle lens, say Canon 10-22mm (77mm filter thread) shot at 10mm, and Canon 17-55mm lens (77mm filter thread) shot at 17mm. I saw this form the Hitech website
and a Cokin P series website85mm: This is the most popular size or hobbyist photographers using smaller consumer lenses. 85mm is slightly more compact overall (a plus for the photographer on the go), but may not have sufficient coverage for your widest or longest lenses.
I do not know what will be the effect if I were to use the 85mm filters on the Canon 10-22mm and if the 85mm filters are even big enough for the 17-55mm lens.For larger diameter lenses up to 82mm. Recommended for focal lengths from 28mm onwards(35mm format).
3) I wanted Lee cos I could stack up different filters together at a time and it was easier to put square filters on rather than screwing on and off round filters.
3) if that is the case, you will need 100 by 100 filters which will be more expensive. I suggest you head down to CP or TK to try out. I will suggest CP cos even if u are not going to buy, they wouldn't give you the black face.
Hi all once again,
Sorry another question: will there be any disadvantages if I use a brandless generic filter holder and wide angle adapter that are very similar to genuine one just with slightly lousier build quality? I've seen a few from eBay but not sure if I should just get the lee foundation kit with WA 77mm adapter.
I have one progrey filter holder which holds lee 100 by 100 filters firmly but i get it because i wanna use a cpl before GND or big stopper.
Hi guys I'm looking to get my first set of filter in Singapore. Possible Cokin p series for their price. Lee and Hitech 100mm seem abit out of my price range.
I will be using it on nikon 24-70 so a 77mm fit, anyone had experience of the p range on this lens and if ok?
One last stupid question, what's the full name of the stores you all mention below and are they located at funan it mall?
CP & OP
For the stores, refer to the price list's 1st post. Anyway, for easy reference..
AH: Audio House
AP-F: Alan Photo, #02-07 Funan The IT Mall | 6883-0922 | firstname.lastname@example.org
AP-S: Alan Photo, #01-38 Sim Lim Square | 6336-0922 | email@example.com
CP-1: Cathay Photo, #01-11, 14 Peninsula Plaza (Main) | 6337-4274 | firstname.lastname@example.org
CP-2: Cathay Photo, Peninsula (Printer Section) | 6338-7783 | email@example.com
CP-3: Cathay Photo, Peninsula (Tripod Section) | 6338-0451 | firstname.lastname@example.org
CP-M: Cathay Photo, #02-215, Marina Square | 6339-6188 | email@example.com
HN: Harvey Norman (various)
IP: Iphoto (formally known as Lord's Camera) 304 Orchard Road, #01-79, Lucky Plaza, Singapore 238863 | 6235 4248 | 6235 4605 | firstname.lastname@example.org
JO: John 3:16, #05-37 Funan Digitalife Mall | 6337-2877 | 6337-1897 | email@example.com
MS: MS Color (Main), 711 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8, #01-3501C | 6457-6380 | firstname.lastname@example.org
MS: MS Color (AMK Hub), 53 Ang Mo Kio Ave 3 #02-24 | 6452-2828 | email@example.com
OP: Orient Photo, #06-31 | 53 Sim Lim Square | 6339-1035 | firstname.lastname@example.org
PA-N: Parisilk (North), 7 Transit Road | 6452-1593
PA-HV: Parisilk (Central), 15A Lorong Liput | 6466-6002
PA-E: Parisilk (East), Blk 214 #01-179 Bedok Central | 6441-6066
SLRR: SLR Revolution, #05-K7 Funan Digitalife Mall | 6336-8767 | email@example.com
TCW: The Camera Workshop, 3 Coleman Street #01-31 | 6336-1956 6336-7808 | firstname.lastname@example.org
TK: T.K. Foto Technic, #02-14 Funan Digitalife Mall | 6292-4533 | email@example.com | www.tkfoto.com.sg
Last edited by daredevil123; 4th October 2013 at 12:45 AM.