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Old March 17th, 2008, 12:44 PM   #1
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ND Filters

Most of my flight photography has been with 35 mm where the higher shutter speed is better. I am new to the group and have been following the birds in flight thread. I have a question about using an ND filter to maintain a lower shutter speed during bright light. I use a 16x9 1.5 teleconverter on an FX1. Will still camera filters work on the threads of this teleconverter? They seem bigger than the camera threads. Any other suggestions? Are there any opinons regarding screw in or Cokin type filters?
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Old March 17th, 2008, 07:31 PM   #2
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Dale,

I am not sure about your thread size. I use a gl2 with a 2x century and while it will take 72mm filters that doesn't have a hood then.

so I purchased a conkin p series filter holder and hood that mounts on the front with three screws. The hood is extendable so you can make it deeper or mor shallow for wider shots.
the filter holder will hold two filters. It takes 3x3 filters and I have a few different filters, ND is one of them, a polizer, and a 3x close up, a warming filter and a sky light.

It works just fine. The whole set up is under 50 bucks if I recall. I also use it for an anamorphic lens and a wide angle lens, so it has several uses.

were I to buy again I would get the z version that takes 4x4 filters so I could use it on my lx2 as well.

Here is a picture of it.
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Old March 17th, 2008, 10:36 PM   #3
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The Cokin idea sounds good. The tele extender has an 86mm front diameter and the screw in filters seem expensive, especially if I could use my current Cokin filters. I know this is not a cheap hobby but why duplicate equipment. Unless I hear of a better idea Cokin will be the way I go.
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