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Steve Witt April 14th, 2010 10:42 AM

Looking for ND faders in U.S.
 
Where is everyone buying the ND faders in the US? B&H is the only retail website I could find carrying them and they seem to be discontinued or always out of stock for a while now. I need 77mm size.

Liam Hall April 14th, 2010 12:03 PM

I can't speak for US users, but I get mine direct from Light Craft Workshop in Hong Kong.

http://www.lightcraftworkshop-shop.com/

Brian Carrell April 14th, 2010 03:48 PM

Many are looking
 
Light Craft has been out of the 77's for a while now. I think just about everyone is. There's one single Singh-Ray up on e.b., but it's over $450.

James Dierx April 14th, 2010 04:25 PM

I just purchased a 77mm fader ND off of amazon last Monday from a store called Crawfords in Florida. My step up rings will probably arrive tomorrow. I'll let you know how it works but so far this thing looks legit.

John Richard April 15th, 2010 07:53 AM

You can order Singh-Ray direct thru them in Florida either on their website or by phone.
They ship within a day or two.

The variable ND filter comes in 77mm but you can also purchase an adapter to go to 72mm as well.

Cannot say enough good things about this filter. So useful and quick.

For video shooting it overcomes the loss of adjusting parameters due to having to maintain 1/50th shutter speed for 24frames per second and 1/60th for 30fps. Now you can easily control depth of field and exposure with what becomes another variable parameter - just quickly dial in the ND level you need for the iris you want.

Brian Carrell April 15th, 2010 08:01 AM

Thanks
 
Not sure why, but I didn't try finding the actual company website. Thanks for the info!

John Richard April 15th, 2010 12:44 PM

One caveat:

With some very wide angle lenses you may get some vignetting at wide open apertures.

I have the standard(little thicker than the "thin" version due to front threads for more filters) Variable ND. On a Tokina 11-16mm, when wide open at 2.8f and at 11mm, you can see the filter in the corners. Move the Tokina to 12mm and you're good to go ... or setup exposure for a smaller aperture and you are good to go.

If you do not see yourself adding other filters, you may want to go with what they call their "thin" version. It is well explained on their website.

Barry J. Weckesser April 15th, 2010 01:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by James Dierx (Post 1514369)
I just purchased a 77mm fader ND off of amazon last Monday from a store called Crawfords in Florida. My step up rings will probably arrive tomorrow. I'll let you know how it works but so far this thing looks legit.

James-
I also purchased a 72mm Fader ND from Crawfords (using it for the 28-135 Canon Lens) - I spoke with the guy in customer service who happened to be a photographer and he claims they "manufacture" the Fader. He also claims they are coming out with a high def version (somewhat better glass and optics) in a few months. Let the forum know how your experience with the filter is.


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