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06-24-2013, 08:58 PM   #1
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GND Filters for 15mm Ltd and 40mm Ltd - Advice Please!

I own both the 15mm Ltd and 40mm Ltd. I am contemplating the purchase a soft GND and reverse GND filter, but I am concerned about compatibility given the small iris of both lenses - especially when stopped down. Does anyone have any experience using GND filters on either of these lenses? Your advice would be much appreciated.

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You shouldn't have a problem - I regularly use large square GND filter systems with the DA15mm f/4 without issue.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Digitalis Quote
You shouldn't a problem - I regularly use large square GND filter systems with the DA15mm f/4 without issue.
Will Cokin P series done the job? Or a step-up / blank filter ring to avoid the build-in hood?

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QuoteOriginally posted by TZH Quote
Will Cokin P series done the job? Or a step-up / blank filter ring to avoid the build-in filter?
A blank filter may be needed to clear the built in hood of the DA15mm f/4, but the DA40mm f/2.8 should be fine.

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Will Cokin P series done the job?
In my experience Cokin P vignettes on the DA 15, even with the wide angle holder. My Lee system, with with the wide angle adapter, vignettes ever so slightly, but that's probably because the "spacer" ring I use is a tad too thick.
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but that's probably because the "spacer" ring I use is a tad too thick.
I didn't know that, I have always used a thin filter ring when I use the Lee system with the DA15mm f/4.
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You shouldn't a problem - I regularly use large square GND filter systems with the DA15mm f/4 without issue.

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