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    To my knowledge... i thought Cokin was the only ones who made filters that gradually change from one colour to clear ....

    eg taking a sunset shot... where you want the top half to allow perhaps 2 stops of light less to enter the lens.


    but somehow i found these on ebay...

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...e=STRK:MEWA:IT

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...e=STRK:MEWA:IT

    SOOOooo..... it seems that other filter companies do that too....

    so did i hear wrongll and was misinformed that only cokin do such stuff?

    drop your input here
    thanks
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    You obviously was misinformed!

    Some of the best filters are made by companies like Singh-Ray, and Lee. Cokin is only one of the players. There are others.

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    funnny....when i read reviews of filters.. they dont mentioned anything about
    Singh-Ray, and Lee......

    any reason why?
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    Because they are expensive, especially Singh-Ray!

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    Quote Originally Posted by haagen_dazs
    funnny....when i read reviews of filters.. they dont mentioned anything about
    Singh-Ray, and Lee......

    any reason why?
    Student is right! There are many filter-makers not only Cokin.
    Cokin is well know in Singapore because of a few reasons. First, Cathay Photo is the main distributor in Singapore and they promote the brand well. Second, Cokin is cheaper becoz it is meant for the main-steam markets while brand like Lee is much more expensive.

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    does singapore sell BW filters?
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    Quote Originally Posted by haagen_dazs
    does singapore sell BW filters?
    Yes! Cathay sells them.

    BUT, with reference to the graduated neutral density filters you mentioned, BW (Schneider) are not the most practical ones.

    These GND filters comes in two forms - a screwed in filter and a square/rectangular filter which fits in a special hood with slots for these square/rectangular filters. As far as I am aware, BW only has circular ones.

    In the circular ones the dividing line between the darker and unfiltered area is fixed, usually at the centre. So if you want to darken the sky, it may not be where you want the division to be. It is better to use the square/rectangular ones. Cokin has this latter ones, and so does Lee. Cathay sells both Cokin and Lee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by student
    Yes! Cathay sells them.

    BUT, with reference to the graduated neutral density filters you mentioned, BW (Schneider) are not the most practical ones.

    These GND filters comes in two forms - a screwed in filter and a square/rectangular filter which fits in a special hood with slots for these square/rectangular filters. As far as I am aware, BW only has circular ones.

    In the circular ones the dividing line between the darker and unfiltered area is fixed, usually at the centre. So if you want to darken the sky, it may not be where you want the division to be. It is better to use the square/rectangular ones. Cokin has this latter ones, and so does Lee. Cathay sells both Cokin and Lee.
    nice you hit the nail on the head.
    thanks for the advice... really answered some of the questions i had
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    Sorry to pop up this old post... but I this seems like the most recent thread on cokin filters from my search...

    I have lens with 67mm and 77mm filter size, and i'm thinking of purchasing a cokin filter system and start of with ND4 and GND filters.

    What are the separate items that I do need? Such as adaptors, holders, etc. And anyone has a rough estimates of these prices?

    Thank You.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spurssy
    Sorry to pop up this old post... but I this seems like the most recent thread on cokin filters from my search...

    I have lens with 67mm and 77mm filter size, and i'm thinking of purchasing a cokin filter system and start of with ND4 and GND filters.

    What are the separate items that I do need? Such as adaptors, holders, etc. And anyone has a rough estimates of these prices?

    Thank You.
    it dependz on how many adaptors u r getting. generally u oni need 1 filter holder. i saw CP selling Cokin starter kit many mths ago, dunno now still hav or not. wanted 2 get but $$ is steep for plastic/gel filters like Cokin. then again Lee & Singh-Ray will blow most beginners' budget!!

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    Default Re: graduated filter question.......

    try this

    http://www.cokin.com/ico15-A.html

    you need the 67mm and 77mm adaptor rings, 1 x holder and filters

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    actually just buy the filter then hold with ur hands. dun really need the filter holder.
    sigh.

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    Default Re: graduated filter question.......

    Read some where before that Cokin filters comes in 2 sizes. Not too sure what are the sizes.

    You can get the adapter holder for 77mm and then a step up ring from 67 to 77.

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    thankx, i'll go down to cathay one of these days to check these out...

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    Quote Originally Posted by haagen_dazs
    To my knowledge... i thought Cokin was the only ones who made filters that gradually change from one colour to clear ....

    eg taking a sunset shot... where you want the top half to allow perhaps 2 stops of light less to enter the lens.


    but somehow i found these on ebay...

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...e=STRK:MEWA:IT

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...e=STRK:MEWA:IT

    SOOOooo..... it seems that other filter companies do that too....

    so did i hear wrongll and was misinformed that only cokin do such stuff?

    drop your input here
    thanks
    Yes the Filter you wanted is called ND filer (or Neutral Density) for 2 stop under, you should use a ND 4. Try cokins for gradual filters.

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    Well I went to cathay and was quoted $43 for 2 rings and a holder. However, due to the lack of stock for GND filter, I end up buying nothing.

    Guess I'd have to wait for the shipment.

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