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Old Dec 15, 2009, 10:28 PM   #11
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It would be interesting to know what type filters the poster in the link at DPReview used. He definitely had no issues with shaded corners, he was using the 12-60 Zuiko, and the images look to have been shot more towards the wider end of the zoom range.
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It would be interesting to know what type filters the poster in the link at DPReview used. He definitely had no issues with shaded corners, he was using the 12-60 Zuiko, and the images look to have been shot more towards the wider end of the zoom range.
It could be OK with the Cokin P series as the lens is a 72mm filter but personally I would double check as it can be a little annoying. It would only be at the very widest that you could get it everything else would be fine. I just wanted to highlight it as a possible problem, not to put you off but just to ensure there were not surprises.
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You definitely should go for the "P" size Cokin filters for the 12-60 since it has a filter diameter of 72mm...the smaller "A" size Cokins are for less than 62mm diameter. There may be some risk of vignetting from 12-14mm...this page explains it all:
http://cokin.fr/ico5-p1.html

Realize though you only need one set of filters for all your lenses...you can get the mounts for smaller lens diameters.
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It could be OK with the Cokin P series as the lens is a 72mm filter but personally I would double check as it can be a little annoying. It would only be at the very widest that you could get it everything else would be fine. I just wanted to highlight it as a possible problem, not to put you off but just to ensure there were not surprises.
I wound up asking the OP in that DPReview forum and the answer sounds like what you said except he uses the Lee brand..

I use a set of Lee soft grads (0.3,0.6,0.9 1,2 and 3 stop) with a Lee adaptor (you also need a 72mm 'wide' filter ring with the 12-60 otherwise vignetting will occur at 12mm
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I wound up asking the OP in that DPReview forum and the answer sounds like what you said except he uses the Lee brand..

I use a set of Lee soft grads (0.3,0.6,0.9 1,2 and 3 stop) with a Lee adaptor (you also need a 72mm 'wide' filter ring with the 12-60 otherwise vignetting will occur at 12mm
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Cool, I'm almost impressed that I knew something related to landscape photography LOL.
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Cool, I'm almost impressed that I knew something related to landscape photography LOL.
When I said "lens", that's about what it takes to put together a set like that, although it's amazing how you think differently about certain things.

That Lee filter set, with the wide adaptor ring, runs around $360 at B&H, which is a relatively inexpensive price for a "lens", but when I use that price in the context of filters, cheap isn't the terms that comes to mind!
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When I said "lens", that's about what it takes to put together a set like that, although it's amazing how you think differently about certain things.

That Lee filter set, with the wide adaptor ring, runs around $360 at B&H, which is a relatively inexpensive price for a "lens", but when I use that price in the context of filters, cheap isn't the terms that comes to mind!

This is one of those instances where I would consider taking a chance on getting a filter set from a supplier on Ebay. The price difference is that dramatic.
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