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02-01-2019, 06:01 AM   #1
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Pouch for filters

Fishing for ideas here...

what's your favourite pouch or case to carry 3-4 filters? I want it to be as thin and compact as can be reasonably expected while carrying either 3 or 4 filters up to 72mm.

So far the best I've found are either the Mindshift Gear Filter Nest Mini, the Tiffen Belt filter pouch, or something out of Amazon, the Domeye 2PC pouch:

MindShift Gear Filter Nest Mini Filter Pouch 540920 B&H Photo

Tiffen Belt Filter Pouch, Large for 4 Filters 62-82mm 4BLTPCHLGK

https://www.amazon.ca/Filter-3-Pocket-25mm-82mm-Filters-DomeStar/dp/B01D4FH4...8682425&sr=1-3

The Nest Mini is probably the best choice but is also the most expensive (not really expensive per se, but still...).

Other ideas?

02-01-2019, 06:06 AM   #2
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I have a tarmac belt pack and it holds up to 82mm and I think 5 filters...works well but keep in camera bag
02-01-2019, 06:32 AM   #3
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I have a Tycka filter case.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XXDN9KP?tag=pentaxforums-20&

I like the way the cover overlaps on all sides; better at keeping dust and debris out of the case.
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I have an older tiffen pouch. The fabric is less coarse. It has a metal belt clip and holds 4 77mm filters easily. I like it but mainly use it as storage.

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I have two Nest Minis. I have been using them for a few years and I'm really happy with them. They are easily inserted into my various bags, and access to the filters is nice and quick. The carrying handle is a very practical feature, and the colour coded compartments help organising things somewhat.

Cannot say I compared much to alternatives though, except at time of purchase while browsing the internet fwiw...

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don't own one but I have run across this lens case with separate filter storage while looking for lens cases:

OP/TECH USA Lens/Filter Pouch

Lens/Filter Pouch | OP/TECH USA

Innovative case protects your lens and filters against dust, moisture and impact
Zippered filter section with padded protective divider holds two filters
Wide-mouth design accommodates larger lenses with sunshades
Keeps your lens handy and secure with a snap attachment and belt loop
Drawstring closure and padded dust flap protect expensive lenses
The Lens/Filter Pouch™ provides an easy-access carrying pouch for your lens and two filters.

not sure if you could fit more than 2 filters or not, I would call Op/tech and ask
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I use and can recommend this filter wallet:

Ape Case Large Accessory and Filter Wallet ACPROAF B&H Photo
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I tried a pouch once and decided it was too cumbersome and too much trouble. Instead, I use filter stack caps. I screw my filters together and then the male and female caps on the outside of the "stack". Virtually no extra space taken up - they fit in a pocket in my clothes or in my camera case. The downsides are that you need one set for each filter size, occasional difficulty getting the filters apart, and some ultrathin CPLs that don't have threads on the "outside". I mostly only carry two filters in each size - a UV or protector and a CPL.

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QuoteOriginally posted by lsimpkins Quote
I tried a pouch once and decided it was too cumbersome and too much trouble. Instead, I use filter stack caps. I screw my filters together and then the male and female caps on the outside of the "stack". Virtually no extra space taken up - they fit in a pocket in my clothes or in my camera case. The downsides are that you need one set for each filter size, occasional difficulty getting the filters apart, and some ultrathin CPLs that don't have threads on the "outside". I mostly only carry two filters in each size - a UV or protector and a CPL.
another advantage of the filter stack

I have had problems with squeeze caps popping off the lens

screw in caps can be expensive but I have found that filter stacks not so expensive so I obtain them and I have a screw in cap for my lens
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I don't think I've ever seen an 82mm filter.

I sure which they'd offer smaller models,
for a couple 49mm or 52mm filters only...

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QuoteOriginally posted by ChrisPlatt Quote
I don't think I've ever seen an 82mm filter.

I sure which they'd offer smaller models,
for a couple 49mm or 52mm filters only...

Chris
Fotasy MLC 82mm Camera Filter Stack Caps 82mm which was less than $9 each

49, 52, 58, 62, 67, 72, 77, also available

their description:

Filter case protect filters from dust and scratches while they are not being used
Simply screw the filters together, then screw these stack caps on the top and bottom.
Compatible to lens with 82mm thread size, and 82mm Filters
Material: aluminum
Filter case protect filters from dust and scratches while they are not being used^ Simply screw the filters together, then screw these stack caps on the top and bottom.^ Compatible to lens with 82mm thread size, and 82mm Filters^ Material: aluminum

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QuoteOriginally posted by rogerstg Quote
I tried three types of pouches and finally settled on this. Velcro makes it easy to wrap around belt
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Thanks for the comments!

I'm not a fan of the .wallet.approach,I have one and find it too slow to reach in and grab a filter.

The stack system isn't for me either,I'm mostly interested in carrying a polarizer for each of my lenses' filter diameter.

The Tycka looks nice but is harder to obtain in Canada.
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I have an Adorama Slinger that can hold filters up to 82mm. It can mount on your belt or even on the strap of your camera bag. I got it when I got my D FA 15-450 almost 4 years ago. Can't remember if I ordered it or it was a freebee with the lens.
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