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Is there any way to filter 7-14?

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by Squidz, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. Squidz

    Squidz Mu-43 Regular

    38
    Feb 8, 2012
    Red Deer, Alberta
    I'm having a mental dilemma with choosing a wide angle. From what I can tell there are 4 possibilities for native mount; 7-14, 9-18, 12, 14.

    I really want the 7-14 and the only hang up I have is filtering. I'd love to have this lens and put a Big Stopper on it (6.0 ND) particular for smoothing water. I'd go with the 9-18 but then feel like I'd need to add the 12 or 14 to that for some speed.

    So has anybody been able to successfully filter the 7-14 or know of any way to do it, I know this isn't the only lens with a bubble front element.

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    Dave
    GX1 | Pan 14-42 | Pan 20 | Oly 45
     
  2. duke

    duke Mu-43 Veteran

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    Dec 4, 2010
    Tulsa, moving to Houston
    Duke
    I've read about people making filter mounts in various ways but I don't think any of them are vignette free until around 9mm.
     
  3. Narnian

    Narnian Nobody in particular ...

    Aug 6, 2010
    Midlothian, VA
    Richard Elliott
    Off the top of my head you could use gelatin filters. I used them in my large format days. Basically they are thin plastic (very high quality), usually square, sheets that you hold in front of the lens or in a holder you mount on the lens itself.

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