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10-08-2019, 06:14 AM   #1
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I have a Samyang 14mm F2.8 lens that I really like, but I 'd love to add a circular polarizer to it for some shots. Has any one found a graceful and robust way to do this?

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QuoteOriginally posted by BillO Quote
I have a Samyang 14mm F2.8 lens that I really like, but I 'd love to add a circular polarizer to it for some shots. Has any one found a graceful and robust way to do this?
I am sure later you will be thinking of adding variable ND. I bought and still use on my 24-70 f2.8 this one: Vivitar 72mm Series 1 Variable Range Neutral Density ND Camera Lens Filter NEW 681066621660 | eBay
It works as a polarizer and ND. Yes, it has a dark "X"at max, but if you do not go to that extreme it works fine.
You can not add lens hood with the filter.
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QuoteOriginally posted by BillO Quote
I have a Samyang 14mm F2.8 lens that I really like, but I 'd love to add a circular polarizer to it for some shots. Has any one found a graceful and robust way to do this?
Lee filters do an adapter ring for their 150 filter system. Not going to be cheap !! i use the Lee system for my 15-30 zoom

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Unless You spend $600+ there is NO good options. Lee is probably the easiest way to go. Currently $206 just for the SW150 holder......Good Luck !

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but I 'd love to add a circular polarizer to it for some shots
are you using it on FF ? i think 14 is a bit wide to get a nice PL affect
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You could adapt a polarizer to go behind the lens. A small disc polarizer can be mounted over the rear element (I'm referencing a 13mm Vivitar here and the Samyang may be different) but the downside is that it would have to be set by trial and error since you can't rotate it to get the polarization desired, however once set, it should work. Another downside is that through a wide angle lens, the sky will be uneven since polarization differs across the sky and a wide angle lens takes all that in.
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I am sure later you will be thinking of adding variable ND. I bought and still use on my 24-70 f2.8 this one: Vivitar 72mm Series 1 Variable Range Neutral Density ND Camera Lens Filter NEW 681066621660 | eBay
It works as a polarizer and ND. Yes, it has a dark "X"at max, but if you do not go to that extreme it works fine.
You can not add lens hood with the filter.
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The lens hood is builtin the Samyang and there are no threads for a filter. A solution like this would be great, but it can't be.

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are you using it on FF ? i think 14 is a bit wide to get a nice PL affect
No, it is used on a K3 or K3-II so effectively its about 22mm.


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