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    square filter for any lens

    I was watching a photography tips channel on youtube and noticed that photographer has some kind of attachment in front of lens where he was swapping different kind of filters. Filter were square and i assume they can be fit to any lens.

    I searched internet but couldn't find that kind of attachment.


    has anybody used that kind of setup?

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    Cokin P System, Cokin Z-Pro System, Lee filter system..and more
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    This link may help as well http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cokin

    PS: For some reason there is no active Cokin Site ?
    Last edited by William; 20-06-2011 at 5:11pm. Reason: Trying to get Links
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    Quote Originally Posted by William View Post
    This link may help as well http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cokin

    PS: For some reason there is no active Cokin Site ?
    There is a rumour going round that Cokin have gone under. When I was chasing adaptor rings a retailer told me they had received a letter fromt he supplier that Cokin was under Administration.
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    I Googled "Lee Filter Systems " and got a big explaination of why they cant supply Filters

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    thanks for the info

    http://www.cs.mtu.edu/~shene/Digital...n-Systems.html
    above link is 404

    i was searching at wrong place. I was searching camera retailer's sites but didn't search for square filter on Google.

    i am bit surprised as well that i never came across them before

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    I got this site:
    http://www.cokin.co.uk

    http://www.cokin.co.uk/pages/filters.htm

    So basically, what are they? Easy to swap filters? Some of the stuff looks SO cool!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommo224 View Post
    I got this site:
    http://www.cokin.co.uk

    http://www.cokin.co.uk/pages/filters.htm

    So basically, what are they? Easy to swap filters? Some of the stuff looks SO cool!
    The www.cokin.com site seems to have gone walkabout.

    If you are doing landscapes and use graduated filters, the Cokin stlye filer is the best option by a long shot. Also, if you have a variety of lenses with different filter sizes, you can buy one set of filters and then an adapter for each lens.
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    What's the use of the square filters?

    Could always try using Instagram. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by ladysith View Post
    What's the use of the square filters?

    Could always try using Instagram. lol
    Not quite the same , In a nut shell , If your into landscapes and or Sunrises/Sunsets Putting on the set of Cokin,Lee, Sing Ray and others On the front of your lens , It's like putting on a pair of sunnies over the top half of the image, This helps to even out the exposure on the whole scene , Other wise if you expose for the sky , The FG will be dark , Visea versa, If you expose for the FG the sky will be blown out , You can also try manual exposure blending of two or three images in your editing program

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