Hmm..anyone mount ND filters on a 14mm Panny pancake?

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by hinata76, Jun 23, 2013.

  1. hinata76

    hinata76 Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 21, 2012
    Curious how does the pictures turn out..anyone can share?
    Thinking of getting one to fit on the pancake to shoot Lakeside images.

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  2. OhWellOK

    OhWellOK Mu-43 Veteran

    Oct 4, 2012
    Brooklyn, NY
    I can see no reason why a 46mm filter wouldn't work as well on your p14/2.5 as on any other lens? I like to use 10 stop ND filters to allow for long water exposures, usually in combination with a polarizer to remove surface glare and make the water look more transparent. B+W ND 110 3.0 and Hoya x400 are both excellent 10 and 9-stop filters for this purpose and come in popular mu43 thread sizes - 46mm and 52mm.
  3. Narnian

    Narnian Nobody in particular ...

    Aug 6, 2010
    Richmond, VA
    Richard Elliott
    I usually use ND filters on my 9-18 but probably have a few pics on my 14 I will look for tomorrow. I use 52mm filters with a step up ring from 46mm so I can use them on all of my lenses.
  4. rnagoda

    rnagoda Mu-43 Veteran

    Jun 12, 2012
    Tucson, AZ
    I had some ... can't find them right at the moment (they are on a different computer), but - they're fine. They look like what you'd expect ... here's one with a 10-stop ND filter (72mm filter with step-up rings) on the 20/1.7 which is essentially what you'll get except for the obvious difference in focal length:

    <a href="" title="Downtown Pittsburgh From Lawrenceville by Robert Nagoda, on Flickr"> 8465688706_ab50511e76_c. "800" height="601" alt="Downtown Pittsburgh From Lawrenceville"></a>

    Obviously you're results will depend on what you are shooting, how you're shooting it and when so the question is pretty impossible to answer, but it's a good lens, and using an ND filter should be fun for you.
  5. Works great.

    I recommend getting a larger sized filter and use step up rings accordingly. In my case, I usually go for 77mm (or 60mm) and use a couple step up rings. This way you buy one filter that can made to fit any number of lenses.... and future ones too... Step up rings are cheaper than buying the same type filter in different sizes. Mine are grouped such that all filters less than 58mm are stepped up to 58mm then another to step up from either 58mm to 77mm or 58mm to 60mm. Any lens that is larger than 58mm filter thread, simply gets a single ring to step up to 77mm (or 60mm).

    I use a 3 stop and 10 stop ND filters. 3 stop for when I simply just want to shoot wider apertures. 10 stop for long exposures on tripod.


  6. hinata76

    hinata76 Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 21, 2012
    Thanks guy!!! learnt something new!! step up rings!!!!!!!! i have a 55mm lens a 46-55mm step up..get a 55mm ND filter...
  7. Narnian

    Narnian Nobody in particular ...

    Aug 6, 2010
    Richmond, VA
    Richard Elliott
    Here a a couple I took a few weeks ago on vacation with my 14 and a variable ND filter. Both have a little HDR work to bring out the shadows.


  8. PeeBee

    PeeBee Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Sep 17, 2012
    I have a cheap 46mm Variable ND that I bought from ebay. This shot was taken with it mounted on the 20mm (with a little HDR thrown in the mix). I haven't noticed any problems with it on the 14mm, I just tend to use the 20mm more often.

    They do tend to throw a magenta cast on an image, but a variable filter does allow for some adjustment. Also, I'd accidentally knocked my white balance settings out during this trip and even my photos without the ND had the colour cast :dash2:

  9. hinata76

    hinata76 Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 21, 2012

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    BAXTING Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 5, 2012
    Los Angeles SFV, CA

    Same here. One filter fits all :thumbup:
  11. ajarocena

    ajarocena Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 30, 2012
    Cavite, Philippines
    or try to use Square Filters
  12. I forgot about the cokin filters. Been a long time... I think I still have my set somewhere. An absolute requirement for graduated ND filters. Other than that, I'm not so sure they are cost effective these days unless you are really really into the use of filters. Since the glass plates slide in and out, they are much more useful for those that use it often and combine several. No twisting on and off.. stuck filters... faster too. I'm afraid for most of us, an investment in postprocessing software and learning it is more effective.

    They still require a ring of proper size to fit lenses of various sizes. The rings are also cheap but (although I'm not sure how much they cost these days) the holders and filter plates will probably offset the savings. There are also two sizes "A" and "P". Back in the day, most of us used "A" sized.. but our lenses were generally smaller... 58mm 46mm common. These days, the larger lenses will require P or Z sizes and of course with that price goes up. Finally, you have to really care for them. Since there is no ring, just flat glass filter, they can scratch easily when placed flat on surfaces. People usually store them in hard cases...

    For some of us rangefinder shooters, they significantly block the viewfinder too....
  13. hinata76

    hinata76 Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 21, 2012
    1b. [/QUOTE]

    Question though...really new on ND filters..what settings u use for taking this shot?

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  14. denis_sf

    denis_sf Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 4, 2013
    Oakland, CA
  15. Cruzan80

    Cruzan80 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 23, 2012
    Denver, Co
    Sean Rastsmith
    I have it on good authority that you can shoot the 9-18mm wide open at 9mm amd not worry with the A filters. New rings for the back are ~$5, and filters will run ~8-10 each on ebay (once you get the holder). Bulk buys will be cheaper, but since they were designed for film days, some of them have less use (such as solid color filters for b\w work). Overall a great way to get one set of filters and not worry.

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  16. cody.wms

    cody.wms New to Mu-43

    Jul 25, 2013
    I use a 3 and 10 stop all the time. My filters are 58s for the most part. All the lenses I use right now are either 46,52, or 58. There is a big difference in cost between the 58 filters are the 72s, so if you don't need that extra space you might want to save the money. All of the 10 stops do cause a color shift, but can easily be handled in post.

    Makapu'u lighthouse by Cody Wms, on Flickr

    Hikone Castle by Cody Wms, on Flickr
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