58 mm filter pouch or case?

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by SojiOkita, Dec 11, 2015.

  1. SojiOkita

    SojiOkita Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 23, 2014
    Hello everyone.

    I have several filters (58 and 37 mm polarizers, and I'm going to buy some 58 mm ND).
    The cases sold with the filters are sometimes huge and not very easy to use.
    (especially Hoyas...)

    I'd want to have a nice way to take all these filters in my photo bag.

    There are some pouches available, for instance:
    Amazon.com : Tiffen 4BLTPCHSMK Small Belt Style Filter Pouch for Filters Up to 58mm : Camcorder Cases : Camera & Photo
    But it also seems to be huge and I'm not sure filters will have sufficient protection (especially for dust).

    Soft plastic cases will be ideal...
    Like B+W ones but with a size adapted to 58 mm filters.
    I didn't found any available.

    There are also some metal filter stacks:
    58mm Screw-in Filter Stack Cap Protection Storage Case Aluminum
    I don't know if it's a good protection, nor if it's easy to use on the field.
  2. Rudy

    Rudy Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jan 24, 2013
    Oakland, CA
    The metal end caps are definitely a good protection for the glass of the filters, but not the rim.
    They are also the most compact way to transport filters.
    However, in use, they are not very convenient.
    You first have to unscrew two sides, screw the filter onto your lens and then screw the remaining stack back together. Repeat when done with the filter.
    A pouch is much quicker.
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  3. So Thankful

    So Thankful Mu-43 Veteran

    Jun 9, 2015
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  4. SojiOkita

    SojiOkita Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 23, 2014
    I guess you're right about the filter stack... makes many manipulation to get to your filters (especially if some polarizers are in the stack, as they can turn).
    The Tiffen filter pouch seems okay, I just can't find it in Europe...
    (I can buy it at amazon.com, but I pay more for shipping than for the pouch itself).
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