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Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by csimpson, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. Azrael

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    Anyone have any opinions on the rotation adjustable ND filters you can get these days?

    Ive been thinking about getting one for travel stuff, rather than having to carry my rectangular filters for longer distance stuff.
     
  2. bueller

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    I tried the Marumi one while I was on holidays and it was absolutely terrible, wasn't cheap either! Not sure if there are better alternatives but after missing a day's worth of good shots because of that I've decided to stick with normal ones from now on.
     
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  4. Deftone2k

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    Yep

    You get one with the Cokin Z kit. Have never used it... takes up too much space and if you do it regularly enough its just a pain in the arse.

    Just use the felt pouches for each filter and put them in a section of my bag that is big enough to hold them. I keep the holder and the filter rings in seperate glad bags.

    As for belt stuff, eh.. it becomes cumbersome and pisses you off. If you are doing landscapey stuff you keep most of your stuff fairly close by. If I am doing seascapes I keep it fairly high and dry. Realistically you are only using 1 or 2 max at the same time (filters that is) and you wouldnt carry adaptor rings for different lenses etc.
     
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  5. sloder

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    I tried a cheap one and an LCW one, they both left a big black X in the middle of the photo when using with a 10-20mm lens, and has issues with red cast.

    It was alright set at a lower light stop, but useless at maximum.

    I just use fixed ND filters now, no probs.
     
  6. Azrael

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    More after the felt pouches and a nice way of keeping 4 or 5 together that isn't the Cokin plastic cases
    Would want 4-5 for travel stuff. Even if most lived in my suitcase at any one time.
    Again might see what is on offer in Paris, London or Sinfapore
     
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    The only thing I can see possibly is the more expensive kit mentions ELS Transmitter SPEED, whereas the cheaper kit just says Skyport Transmitter... Is that the difference? If so what difference does that make? I'm using a 5D2 so my sync speed is around 1/200-1/160 anyway so I don't think I need to worry to much about having 1/250...
     
  10. Deftone2k

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    Yep you dont get those shitty cases with the higher end Z kit. You get the bag like thing and individual felt pouches for each filter (that that just sit in, and then they sit inside the bigger filter bag).

    But as my reply, the bag is pretty useless/big/painful so they just live in the felt pouches.
     
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    Left my battery charger at work and I need my camera ready tomorrow at 7:30AM. Gosh darn it all.
     
  12. The_Shadow

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    I hate it when that sort of thing happens, leads you to getting 2 of everything so you can leave one at home and work.

    Have any crop people out there played with the Sigma 30mm F1.4? Tossing up between it the 28 F1.8 or the 50 F1.4 as they seem to range between 400-500 depending on where you go.
     
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    I have the 28 1.8 which I got to use with my 60D. On a crop I used it as i would a 35 I guess, but since getting the 5D I use it less and less and will probably sell it now. Optically no complaints.
     
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    csimpson

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    I was smart enough to get a couple of chargers for my MBP, just not the camera.

    I had a 30/1.4 on Pentax and loved it to bits. Rubbish corners wide open but that just makes the centre look better:

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    Full res.
     
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  15. Deftone2k

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    Why not just hit me up? Im down the road!
     
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    Didn't think you'd have anything that could charge an EN-EL15?
     
  18. Deftone2k

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    You could just borrow my d3/d700 ... lol
     
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    QFT, love it. Thanks for posting :)
     
  20. bueller

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    Definitely a good watch, does almost become a Leica ad in places though.
     

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