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sjms Jul 16, 2002 9:17 AM

FILTERS for the D7/D7i
a place holder for filter info management. the D7 series is very suseptable to the dreaded vignette at the wide end. plz post experience/info onfilters used filter ring thickness and dia here for the group to check out. a database of the good and the bad.

sjms Jul 16, 2002 9:29 AM

B&W F-PRO 49 010 UV-Haze 1x MRC
this filter seem to have no vignette at all at 28mm.
the usual B&W brass ring treatment and great multicoated glass. purchased at the filter connection.
the owner was familiar with the D7 issue. said this would be no problem. so far it hasn't. i was originally after the hoya super pro but it seemed to be out of stock everywhere i tried for at least 2 months. this was even a little less money
ring depth= 4mm
series- F-PRO
filter factor-010 (essential no light loss)
type- UV Haze
coating- MRC (multi resistant coating)

[Edited on 7-16-2002 by sjms]

KCan Jul 16, 2002 9:41 AM

There is this place for infos , and reporting as well

I have a UV , a Hoya NDx4 , both 49mm thread , no vignetting , I'll check the thickness later.
( start vigneting if both stacked )

Also , Cokin 49mm UV filter is ok, same thickness than mine

[Edited on 7-16-2002 by KCan]

sjms Jul 16, 2002 10:45 AM

i kind of figured the cokin would. after all minolta is the distributer here in the US. i have the p system for my film stuff. they all work.

[Edited on 7-16-2002 by sjms]

KCan Jul 16, 2002 10:58 AM

Oh! ... I had the Cokin system that go with my film SLR ( forgot what series it is , A ? ) , I just bought a 49mm adapter ring , that's all .

sjms Jul 16, 2002 12:24 PM

i like people who buy for the future. they think "will this fit or work with my next toy"?

the p system stuff looks a little weird on my camera. as i've always said "so what".

i also have a series of filters i use that only fit the p series.

NHL Jul 16, 2002 2:23 PM

Just for the record: I thought I was the only one having 'P' series Cokin for my medium format (but they work great on G series lenses from Minolta as well). Some of mine are actually made out of real glass !!!

... and KCan, I even had an A to P adapter just in case... sure come handy and I thought all my film stuffs are collecting dust...


[Edited on 7-16-2002 by NHL]

sjms Jul 16, 2002 2:51 PM

Rowell Filters
have you seen the singh-ray galen rowell ND filter set. they have gotten me out of a few jams with major contrast variations. they have a cool factor of 10

[Edited on 7-16-2002 by sjms]

NHL Jul 16, 2002 7:32 PM

True, but with Photoshop it doesn't cost a penny and you can make them in any shape or form... That's the beauty of digital and I can see why my film cameras are collecting dust, and I will be too lazy to clean them (like almost everyday in the Carribean)

A polarizer that's different... but you never know the D7i already has the color under control, and with some DSP code anything can be achieved (hey, but somebody will be complaining about battery again...LOL!!!)

[Edited on 7-16-2002 by NHL]

sjms Jul 17, 2002 9:52 AM

believe me the images those filters saved photoshop couldn't even touch

KCan Jul 17, 2002 10:56 AM

Just a little more precision :
- Optex UV filter , 49mm , 4 mm thick ( excluding thread ) is OK
- Hoya NDx4, 49mm, 5.5 mm thick ( excluding thread ) is OK
- Cokin UV , 49 mm are OK ( there are 2 ring color, black and silver)
- Cokin A series are ok ( including +3 close up )

What is the "ideal" polarizer for D7/D7i ? circular ?

NHL Jul 17, 2002 11:07 AM

I think it's the thin 'B&W', actually Minolta has it's own 49mm for the D7 as well...(posted on the old board)

[Edited on 7-17-2002 by NHL]

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