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03-20-2017, 01:03 AM   #1
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Filter holder for 31mm Limited?

Hi everyone,

Has anyone got a solution for using filters with the lovely 31mm Limited lens?

I have a screw in CPL and ND that work fine, but would like to use grad ND etc.....the little hood means that a filter holder does not attach..

Have. a great day!

Peter

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The Cokin filters have a removable mounting plate. I have one that fits the FA77. I'm guessing the others have the same features.

You'll need to buy the plate separate to the standard 77mm that comes with the standard offering.
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Peter,

I purchased a filter adapter tube which basically screws onto the 58mm thread and extends it - like this (https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B003B3DZ3M/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1)

This allows me to then use a step up ring to attach this to the larger adapters for my Lee SW150 holder although it does result in significant vignetting unfortunately.
I may pick up a couple of slim circular 58mm for this lens, although I have considered selling it and just picking up the FA35/2 as stopped down its meant to be very good on the K1 and doesn't have the same filter issues!
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i no longer use grads, but for the FA31, I had simply removed the glass from two 58mm UV filters and used the rings as a spacer, giving just enough clearance for the filter holder to attach. Simple and effective. good luck

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QuoteOriginally posted by mikeSF Quote
i no longer use grads, but for the FA31, I had simply removed the glass from two 58mm UV filters and used the rings as a spacer, giving just enough clearance for the filter holder to attach. Simple and effective. good luck
Great tip, Mike. What is your recommended method for removing glass from filter rings without cutting yourself or damaging
anything?
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I always use pliers to brake the glass, and also to remove the remaining pieces. You may wrap it in some clothes for the first access.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jlstrawman Quote
Great tip, Mike. What is your recommended method for removing glass from filter rings without cutting yourself or damaging
anything?
The glass is usually held in place by a threaded retaining ring with two slots intended to engage with a spanner-type wrench. In a pinch a screwdriver or some other tool (e.g. small putty knife or large pencil eraser) may be used.


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what steve said, pry the retainer ring.
But, I have used a hammer and awl to cleanly make a crack and then press the shards through the ring(wearing a glove), into a trash can.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Michaelina2 Quote
Place the filter in a ziplock bag, zip the bag closed, then smash/remove the glass... Once the glass has been removed, extract the filter's metal ring, then re-zip the bag and deposit it along with the 'bagged' glass shards in the trash.

Easy... M
and there it is.
put that in the wiki.
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QuoteOriginally posted by mikeSF Quote
i no longer use grads, but for the FA31, I had simply removed the glass from two 58mm UV filters and used the rings as a spacer, giving just enough clearance for the filter holder to attach. Simple and effective. good luck

What replaced the filters?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Peter Nutkins Quote
Hi everyone,

Has anyone got a solution for using filters with the lovely 31mm Limited lens?

I have a screw in CPL and ND that work fine, but would like to use grad ND etc.....the little hood means that a filter holder does not attach..

Have. a great day!

Peter
I use a spacer ring to get the filter threads past the built-in lens hood.
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What replaced the filters?
i migrated to exposure blending instead & prefer the results.
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i migrated to exposure blending instead & prefer the results.
Do you only use ND filters? I don't see how those could replace circular polarisers or IR filters.
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QuoteOriginally posted by lithedreamer Quote
Do you only use ND filters? I don't see how those could replace circular polarisers or IR filters.
I don't need a filter holder for polarizers nor solid ND filters - which i do use often.
But instead of grad filters, i use exposure blending. Sorry I wasn't clear.
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Thank you all for your responses....much appreciated!

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