Cokin or Lee filters?

13 years 5 months ago #4890 by Augustin
Which is considered to be a better filter brand?


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13 years 5 months ago #4892 by Screamin Scott
They are both resin filters if I'm not mistaken. Better to get the pricier glass filters as they will not affect image quality as much..Schneider Optics brand is good (although a bit expensive)

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13 years 5 months ago #4893 by Augustin

Screamin Scott wrote: They are both resin filters if I'm not mistaken. Better to get the pricier glass filters as they will not affect image quality as much..Schneider Optics brand is good (although a bit expensive)


Are these the filters you use?


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13 years 5 months ago #4897 by bhowdy
I'm hoping that you are asking about neutral density filters .....
Between the two brands that you asked about the Lee filters are considered much better than the Cokin. As Scott said, both are resin filters .... I agree with his recommendation of glass ND filters if your budget / wallet can handle the cost.

I use a mix of Singh-Ray / Galen Rowell and Lee filters (all resin filters) Hi-Tech also makes a good ND filter. I do not recommend the round ND filters (tried that and didn't care for the results).

Here's an excellent source for all kinds of filters:
2Filter.Com

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13 years 5 months ago - 13 years 5 months ago #4898 by Screamin Scott
I only have a graduated ND filter (as I seldom use filters)...I have seen inexpensive glass filters from China on eBay but haven't used one so I can't offer an opinion on them

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13 years 5 months ago #5503 by Augustin
I was more speaking from a general stand point, I'm shopping around for some filters. I think my wallet will say go with the resin filters for now. Any more companies that you can recommend?

Thanks!


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13 years 5 months ago #5583 by Moe
I was told Lee's are better


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13 years 5 months ago #5584 by Screamin Scott
Many filter manufacturers, like lens makers, offer different grades of filters. Make sure you compare apples with apples when making comparisons.

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13 years 3 months ago #9103 by Scotty

bhowdy wrote: I'm hoping that you are asking about neutral density filters .....
Between the two brands that you asked about the Lee filters are considered much better than the Cokin. As Scott said, both are resin filters .... I agree with his recommendation of glass ND filters if your budget / wallet can handle the cost.

I use a mix of Singh-Ray / Galen Rowell and Lee filters (all resin filters) Hi-Tech also makes a good ND filter. I do not recommend the round ND filters (tried that and didn't care for the results).

Here's an excellent source for all kinds of filters:
2Filter.Com


Singh ray makes good stuff, i've been eyeing that blue/gold filter for awhile.

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13 years 3 months ago #11565 by Stealthy Ninja
LOL I finally stopped using the cheap Chinese made plastic stuff. I'm moving on up to LEE soon as I can afford some. ;)
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13 years 3 months ago #13140 by Joves
If you are talking about NDs then Lee are what I used but, I use them to cut them up to put in my 10.5 fisheye since you have to cut them for it. On the rest of my filters I have 77mm round glass NDs and I use stepping rings so I can use them on all of my lenses.


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13 years 2 months ago #23865 by Patty Ganahl
Oh crap, I just posted a similar question. I should have searched for this topic before posting, all the same, there is some good advice here!


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13 years 2 months ago #23885 by Scotty

Patty Ganahl wrote: Oh crap, I just posted a similar question. I should have searched for this topic before posting, all the same, there is some good advice here!


lol it happens

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13 years 2 months ago #25848 by Hamtastic
So can resin filters be repaired if scratched?


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13 years 2 months ago #25954 by Joves

Hamtastic wrote: So can resin filters be repaired if scratched?

No they are ruined. Actually depending on the scratching they will still be usable. You can check them easily enough by shooting a photo and looking at it. Use the sky or something white that is bright, that will show it best.


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