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    Cokin X-pro Filters

    Just wondering if anyone here has had experience with the Cokin X-Pro filters? I have the chance to pick some up for a relatively cheap price...

    I will be using a 40D & Sigma 10-20 (4-5.6)

    would i be able to shoot at 10mm with these, and can i using the multi holder and not get vignetting? (would like to use grads as well as neutrals

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    would i also be able to leave my screw on cir polariser on with this holder mounted?

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    I use the Z-pro. http://www.cokin.fr/kits.html

    The X-pro are even bigger and more expensive.

    The Z-pro also match Lee and some other filter makers (hi-tech) which gives you options.

    That said, if you can get into a system at a low cost go for it.
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    I tried Z-Pro's on my 30D with the multi Holder , You still have to watch it at 10mm, if it's not square on to the camera , The holder that is , Sold them, And am now using the cheaper and smaller "P" series size , I just shoot at 11mm now - Bill
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    yeah it is a really good price....adaptor, holder,

    FILTERS (in leatherette pouches)
    X153 4ND
    X027 81B (Warm)
    X121L 2NDG
    X121M 4NDG
    X121S 8NDG

    for around $200

    but according to this site http://www.cokin.fr/ico15-A.html

    'THE BEST SERIES TO FIT ON YOUR CAMERA' has no 'tick' next to the SLR with wide angle lens

    does this mean it will not work??

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    Thats a good deal at that price, They work !! At the worst just shoot at 11mm , Less vertical distortion as well - Bill

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    thanks very much for this info guys!

    , if i don't end up getting the X-pros I will probably go for the Z-pros.


    Hey willam i see you are into seascapes, I too am particularly into seascapes, countryscapes (well most landscapes, moving water, reducing blown out skies etc)
    so I am just wondering which filters I would be best off purchasing? Which NDs? and which GradNDs?

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    That opens a whole new Kettle of Fish, Go for Lees or Singh-Rays , About $250 each, But they reckon you dont get any colour cast ,You'll need SoftGrads, Hard Grads , Reverse Grads , Heaps of choices - Bill

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    I have used the z-pro's for about a year - not as often as I would like. This tends to be truely planned photography given that you have the attachment to the camera, the filter case and a tripod with you. They work well I have various ND and ND grads.
    I can recommend them and and really am glad I didn't spend anymore on Lee filters given the amount of time that I get to play with them.

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    don't quite have the cash for $250 filters.... should I get some neutrals as well as grads?

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    I would definately get some NDs - if you are on a budget I would get the darker ones as a first priority- ND8 ?? I am having a mental breakdown at the moment and cant remember the names but I find I only use the very dark ones - for long exposures. May be a couple of grads and a ND8 or 6.

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    cheers!

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