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What is this thing?

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by GnedTheGnome, Jun 9, 2015.

  1. GnedTheGnome

    GnedTheGnome Mu-43 Regular

    A relative gave me a bag full of vintage photo gear, and this one item has me flummoxed. It has no glass, so it's not a filter. There are no threads on the inside, so it's not a step-up ring. What is it?

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  2. agentlossing

    agentlossing Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jun 26, 2013
    Andrew Lossing
    Beauty ring? My Olympus 25mm has one of those [emoji14]
     
  3. tkbslc

    tkbslc Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    World's worst hood? :hmmm:
     
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  4. Carbonman

    Carbonman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 10, 2014
    Vancouver BC
    Graham
    It looks like there is a seam around the inside edge. If you can unscrew the 2 parts, I wonder if it would hold a 52mm circular gel filter. The gap would only need to be the thickness of a sheet of paper.
     
  5. ManofKent

    ManofKent Hopefully still learning

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    Dec 26, 2014
    Faversham, Kent, UK
    Richard
    It's an adapter ring for a Cokin filter holder
     
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  6. Mercurio

    Mercurio Mu-43 Veteran

    253
    Jul 17, 2012
    Bogotá, Colombia
    Mauricio
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  7. pellicle

    pellicle Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 10, 2010
    Southport, OzTrailEYa
    pellicle
    of course you're right, I just thought it was funny that somehow this was mysterious :)
     
  8. GnedTheGnome

    GnedTheGnome Mu-43 Regular

    Ahhh! This makes sense. There are also a bunch of Cokin filters, but this thing wasn't marked Cokin, so I didn't put the two together. Thanks!
     
  9. ManofKent

    ManofKent Hopefully still learning

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    Dec 26, 2014
    Faversham, Kent, UK
    Richard
    Dodgy 'Starburst' effect filters, artificial sunsets, tobacco and magenta grads? The fun of 70's and 80's photography:biggrin:
     
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  10. coffeecat

    coffeecat Mu-43 Top Veteran

    708
    Aug 4, 2012
    SW England
    Rob
    Yeah! I've still got a pile of the stuff in my attic...

    Rob
     
  11. zensu

    zensu An Old Fool

    Aug 8, 2012
    Southeastern USA
    Bobby
    Dig it all out! Everything old is new again.
     
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