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Old June 5th, 2010, 12:55 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by Kris Koster View Post
Best option I thought possible was to buy a matte box and a set of ND filters. It's a more future-proof option.
Yes, I completely agree. Besides, this is the way the film industry has done it for decades. The only drawback is the cost and its size.

Originally Posted by Tony Davies-Patrick View Post
The big problem with a mattebox is that most vignette to some degree with lenses wider than 24mm.
I know about this problem too well -- it gave me quite a few sleepless nights in the shop. The way I got around it was simply to dremel hack a Century matte box so it now can handle lenses down to 16mm. Here's the mattbox I'm using:

And here's how it looks on a 70-200 lens:

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Old June 6th, 2010, 02:26 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by Kris Koster View Post
That's a nice piece of kit, but what if you have a set of prime lenses with a multitude of thread mounts?
Don't buy the Singh-Ray Variable ND filter at $400+ but instead buy the Fader ND from Light Craft Workshop at about $100 per filter. Then you can afford a filter for each lens (or at least four:-)
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