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08-19-2008, 03:57 PM   #1
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Glass ND filters to fit Cokin P holder

Has anybody had any experience using glass filters on a Cokin P holder? I found this set for a very reasonable price on Fleabay:
3 x ND filters set for Cokin P system ND2 ND4 ND8 2,4,8 - eBay (item 130185434344 end time Aug-21-08 19:09:07 PDT)

Do you think they are worth the money?

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That 0.04% of negative feedback is partially from me. I bought a step-up ring from them and it did not accept threads.
Anyway, buying a Cokin brand set of filters will most likely yield you some more satisfaction, for not a whole lot more money. Buying used is often a good idea, as well.

And yes, I do own a set of Cokin P filters. Also, I learned that Tiffen does not make filters for Cokin "P" size, so that eliminates one major brand

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I've thought about going with the Cokin, but someone told me that the ND filters put off a bit of a color cast. Have you noticed that with yours?

Right now, Adorama has the Cokin NDs (2,4, & 8) for $17.95 each, with free shipping.

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I use the cheap Tian-Ya filters on my Cokin P setup without drama (well that I can tell anyway). I bought mine on eBay. I have a mix of Cokin and 3rd party filters. The 3rd party ones are slightly longer but other than that seem fine to me.

This photo was taken with one of the cheap Tian Ya filters on.




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Tiffen used to make glass filters for Cokin P. Have the grad nd one. It is beautiful. Hope I never drop it.: ( Even if the Cokin has a slight color cast can't it be easily fixed in PP)?
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QuoteOriginally posted by hwblanks Quote
Has anybody had any experience using glass filters on a Cokin P holder? I found this set for a very reasonable price on Fleabay:
3 x ND filters set for Cokin P system ND2 ND4 ND8 2,4,8 - eBay (item 130185434344 end time Aug-21-08 19:09:07 PDT)

Do you think they are worth the money?

Thanks!
Heather
Heather, these filters are NOT made of glass. CR39 is the standard resin, Cokin and most other manufacturers use. They call it somewhat obscuringly "organic optical glass".
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At this point, I thinking I'll just pick up the Kood ND2 & 4 filters, but thus far, I haven't been able to find a Kood ND8. When doing a Google search, out of the comments that I read on various websites, most people seemed to be OK with them, whereas I read several complaints that the Cokin NDs threw off a magenta cast.

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QuoteOriginally posted by hwblanks Quote
I've thought about going with the Cokin, but someone told me that the ND filters put off a bit of a color cast.
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Might not really be an issue anymore, with White Balance compensating for it automatically (assuming you're on Auto WB)

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Might not really be an issue anymore, with White Balance compensating for it automatically (assuming you're on Auto WB)
As much as I love my Pentax - the AWB is really not reliable in such a situation, as the cast is very similar to daylight fluorescent light, which is hard to correct anyway. Better to use a filter without a cast.

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After doing more looking, I'm now leaning towards the Hitech filters. Ben had suggested these to me and they have what I want in the way of NDs and grad NDs. For now, I'm going to skip the ND2s as I wouldn't think that they would be dark enough to make any difference and get the ND4s and 8s. For those who need a source, I've been told that the following is a good one:
Hitech 85mm Filters : Teamwork Digital Ltd, Suppliers of Professional Digital and Large Format Photographic Equipment
In terms of US prices, they're in line with Cokin, if not somewhat cheaper (depends on which filters you get), even with the crummy exchange rate. As for the shipping cost to the US, I have no clue, as I haven't ordered anything yet.

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I just ordered the ND6 and grad ND6 filters from Teamwork, while I haven't gotten an exact shipping quote yet, they did mention that shipping for small packages starts at 10.00, which roughly translates to $18.50 or so, which does seem high. I did a comparison between them and 2 sources of Hitech filters in the US--B&H and the Filter Connection and it's still cheaper to order from the UK. Go figure...

I'll update once I get a definite shipping cost.

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