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12-02-2017, 01:45 PM   #1
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Cokin 77mm P adapter ring problem

I've had various size Cokin (brand) adapter rings for decades, but for the first time the 77mm one bent recently. I store them the same way I always have, in the holders (I have one holder, in this case a since-filter holder, for each ring, so I don't have to move them between holders.) Has anybody else experienced this problem? I have found some instances in searching, but wondered if it's common, since it's never happened to me before. Has anyone successful fixed a bent ring? I fiddled with trying to bend it back but it has to be very precise and I could never get it flat enough for the threads to work again. Has anyone had better luck with any other brand of adapter ring? I imagine the problem would be even worse with an 82mm size.

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It hadn't happened to me either but I've only had a 77mm for about 8 years. Before that I had a 72 (still do) and that's significantly more difficult to bend. I really wonder what I did wrong, since I don't want the same thing to happen again. I know I could upgrade to 100mm to prevent the problem but that's a big jump in size and price for all the pieces involved.

The aluminum flexes a certain amount and bounces back (which makes flattening the ring so difficult), but also bends easily when it flexes past a certain point. I imagine it's much worse with an 82mm ring.
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Why not just replace it ?

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I already did, the replacement from ebay arrived yesterday and works fine. The problem is that whatever I did to bend it could happen again, since I don't know what I did wrong/different and therefore can't prevent it. And you can't just replace one when you're traveling. A lot of people just hold the filters but I don't have much luck with that - it just scratches the filters and with a 10mm lens you've got a good chance of getting finger or the edge of the filter in your images, especially when you're doing 5 or 10sec or longer exposures.
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Don't know if this is feasible, but could you keep the holders permanently attached to the lens which they fit, if you have sufficient clearance in the camera bag ?
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Don't know if this is feasible, but could you keep the holders permanently attached to the lens which they fit, if you have sufficient clearance in the camera bag ?
That would be a good idea except that to store the lenses in my bag I need to reverse the bayonet hoods, and that won't work with the adapter ring on.
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Cokin 77mm adapter ring problem

I find with the 77mm Cokin Adapter ring for the P Series Holder, the holder rotates easily, rather than staying stationary, making it difficult to use my circular Polarizing filter. Any ideas why this is? Can this be fixed?

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