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?

  2. agentlossing

    agentlossing Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

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

    tkbslc Mu-43 Legend

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

    Carbonman Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jul 10, 2014
    Vancouver BC
    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

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

    Mercurio Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 17, 2012
    Bogotá, Colombia
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  7. pellicle

    pellicle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 10, 2010
    Southport, OzTrailEYa
    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

    Dec 26, 2014
    Faversham, Kent, UK
    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 All-Pro Subscribing Member

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

  11. zensu

    zensu Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

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