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Old March 20th, 2005, 01:38 AM   #346
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I got to this place about a year ago and realised the need for a matt box.

I have 2 adaptors for the matt box:

1/- 58mm

2/- 80mm for the WD

This is THE way to get pola AND a way to mount several filters at once.

Keith - you weren't suggesting pola in post? You weren't suggesting extra ND straights or grads and openning up the iris in post to get that extra DoF . .were you? Nah! You couldn't have meant that?

Sometimes, just sometimes you gotta purchase that which you want/need to actually GET that which you aren't getting!

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Old March 20th, 2005, 06:42 AM   #347
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I was suggesting soft filtering in post, the cam has a built-in ND. A matte box will work with the WA lens?
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Old March 20th, 2005, 09:48 AM   #348
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"A matte box will work with the WA lens?" - Yup! I use an adaptor that takes it over the 80mm - great stuff!

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Old March 20th, 2005, 10:31 AM   #349
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What matte box? How much?
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Old March 20th, 2005, 10:35 AM   #350
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Keith - I got the Kestrel 16:9 bellows. You get a 58mm and a 80 mm adaptor.


Here yah goes!

http://www.truelens.co.uk/matte/kestrel.htm


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Old March 20th, 2005, 02:31 PM   #351
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They only mention the XL1, and not the GL1... What are you using Grazie?
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Old March 20th, 2005, 10:28 PM   #352
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XM2 [PAL] - Grazie
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Old April 4th, 2005, 11:45 AM   #353
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Lense Filters for Wide Angle?

I was wondering if anyone knew of a company that mande UV, soft, or anyother type of lense filters that would fit on my canon wide angle lense....

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Old April 4th, 2005, 12:56 PM   #354
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Go see Matte Boxes . . .

Matte box is the only way I know of getting a filter "in front" of the BIG end. If you want to screw filters at the "THIN" end then you can ONLY deal with non-Grad OR NON-Pola filters. I've used UV and SKYlight 58mm on the thin end. However, using screw filters are a massive pain in the bottom.

Once you are using a matte box then the World's Your Lobster! I use a Kestrel Matte Box and Formatt filters - and this on a XM2 - works a treat!

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Old April 5th, 2005, 05:27 AM   #355
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Hi Grazie,

Out of interest, why do you say you can't put a polariser before the wide angle? Fully accepted it's a pain but I have used a cheap Tiffen filter between the wide angle and the camera and haven't noticed any issues at any focal length.

Actually, having said that, the one thing I have noticed is that the W/A is ever so slightly lose fitting when it's attached to the Tiffen.

Still up for that beer one day???!!!

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Old April 5th, 2005, 05:54 AM   #356
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How do you twist it? Them pola that is?

Drink! Anytime PAL!

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Old April 5th, 2005, 06:09 AM   #357
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It just, well, twists! (along with the w/a of course.)

It doesn't affect the polariser action at all (although, as I mentioned before, I think the extra weight of the w/a on the filter does make the rotating disc a bit loose).

Regarding a wee drinky, I'm in a Variety Club charity show at the moment so very tied up. Let's do what we agreed last year - let me get back to you when I'm a bit freer! Which of course means we'll be having this conversation again in 6 months!!

Cheers.

Ian . . .

BTW, if ever you are down in the New Forest over a weekend, be sure to visit the Saturday market at Lymington. I just picked up 2 Hakuba metal cam cases with original uncut foam for a fiver each. There is a stall there which deals only in photographic equipment and they have loads of lenses, filters, cases etc etc. All used, much garbage, but the odd gem.
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Old April 12th, 2005, 05:49 PM   #358
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Small chips in Wide Angle

I held my GL-2 out the window of a car to get really low car shots and got a couple tiny, very tiny, chips in the lense. whats th ebst way to get these repaired or in the futuree protect my wide angle lense.
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Old April 12th, 2005, 06:48 PM   #359
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In the future, try an inexpensive (at least compared to replacing the cameras lens) UV filter over the lens. Be careful, it sounds dangerous.
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Old April 13th, 2005, 04:30 AM   #360
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Just a thought about filters behind the wide angle. I know on my GL-2, if I put a filter behind the wide angle, I experience vignetting.
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