Alter Rapid filter system

5 months 1 week ago #642646 by EOS Man
A buddy just told me about this company and I like the idea of it, with the exception of one question that has me uneasy:

What about light leaks?  How is that sealed to prevent any light from getting into the front lens element?  

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5 months 1 week ago - 5 months 1 week ago #642647 by Nikon Shooter

EOS Man wrote: What about light leaks?  



I would not worry about that from what I see but
a have a major concern with dust on filter!  :blink:  

Light is free… capturing it is not!

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5 months 1 week ago #642652 by EOS Man

Nikon Shooter wrote:

EOS Man wrote: What about light leaks?  



I would not worry about that from what I see but
a have a major concern with dust on filter!  :blink:  


Light creeping in will cause more problems than dust will it not?  I'm thinking it will.  

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5 months 1 week ago #642671 by Nikon Shooter

EOS Man wrote: Light creeping in will cause more problems than dust will it not?  I'm thinking it will.  


In this case of RAS,
just no light creeping in… they thought of that, no worry.

The reason I would not go for it is only dust. 

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5 months 1 week ago #642688 by Roblane
I can only imagine that you are pulling out your filter when it's needed vs walking around the forest or Burning Man all day with this filter system flipped up on your lens.


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5 months 1 week ago #642712 by ShadowWalker
Depends on how quick that things goes on and off.  I don't think dust will be huge issue. 


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5 months 1 week ago #642713 by Nikon Shooter

ShadowWalker wrote: Depends on how quick that things goes on and off.  I don't think dust will be huge issue. 


If it was fast to remove, it would have magnets to it — and
that would defeat the original purpose and design — but the
system is screwed on.

Question:
Would anyone fit a filter on a lens without cleaning it first?

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5 months 1 week ago #642812 by KenMan
+1 agree.  Magnet would be better option. 


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5 months 1 week ago #642956 by Howard Swanson
Not 100% convinced.  Looks like it has potential.  Need to see more reviews.  


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5 months 1 week ago #642965 by Nikon Shooter

Howard Swanson wrote: Not 100% convinced.  Looks like it has potential.  Need to see more reviews.  


It is a novelty and it will reach some shooters but
I think it will not go very far… been wrong before! :P

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5 months 1 week ago #643110 by Ian Stone
Um, not sure about this. Seems like a quick way to frame up and use a filter.  I'm on the fence.  


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5 months 1 week ago #643268 by Sassy Girl
The time it takes to screw that thing in vs screwing in a normal filter?  Seems like this is solving problem that doesn't exist.  Or am I missing something? 


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