15-30mm filters


derek897

Link Posted 21/03/2018 - 14:34
As we know, filter systems for the 15-30mm Are not cheap, which type have you gone for and how well does it work.
Derek
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pschlute

Link Posted 21/03/2018 - 15:52
I bought the Lee 150 system. As you say, not cheap, but the adapter works very well with the 15-30. You can also buy a screw-in adapter that allows the 150 system to be used with other lenses via the filter thread. A good idea if you are starting out as you can then just use the 150 system for all your lenses.

I used the Lee Big Stopper and a ND Grad for this picture with the 15-30.

The 15-30 adapter comes with a neat soft lens cap so having mounted the adapter you can put the soft cap on for packing the lens in your camera bag. No fiddling with the adapter when you are out in the field.



Peter



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Last Edited by pschlute on 21/03/2018 - 15:56

derek897

Link Posted 21/03/2018 - 16:09
Striking image Peter, how was it in colour.
Any colour cast ?

There seems to be a few types available, fotodiox pana 66, Lee 150, haida or nisi,
Don't know about hi-tec.
If it is advertised as fitting the Tamron 15-30mm does that mean it will fit the pentax ?

Cheers
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stub

Link Posted 21/03/2018 - 16:26
I havn't yet moved up to the 15-30 yet Mainly because of the cost of yet another filter system. So I'm stuck with the 24-70 at present. But I'm currently using glass filters from a company called Kase. Again not cheap. But I can highly recommend them. No colour residue and don't smash if you drop them..


Here's their system for the 150mm filters that you need on the 15=30
Its designed just for the Pentax lens....

http://kasefilters.com/product/k150-system-filter-holder
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y13MywJOu2k
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Stuart..
Last Edited by stub on 21/03/2018 - 16:54

pschlute

Link Posted 21/03/2018 - 16:48
derek897 wrote:
Striking image Peter, how was it in colour.
Any colour cast ?

There seems to be a few types available, fotodiox pana 66, Lee 150, haida or nisi,
Don't know about hi-tec.
If it is advertised as fitting the Tamron 15-30mm does that mean it will fit the pentax ?

Cheers

I don't recall any colour cast.

Yes the Tamron 15-30 and the Pentax 15-30 take the same adapter.
Peter



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derek897

Link Posted 21/03/2018 - 17:02
Cheers Peter, cheers Stuart.
I'm just trying to see what my options are and the cost of filters plus system.
I know what i like, If not always why.

RobL

Link Posted 21/03/2018 - 17:07
derek897 wrote:
Striking image Peter, how was it in colour.
Any colour cast ?

There seems to be a few types available, fotodiox pana 66, Lee 150, haida or nisi,
Don't know about hi-tec.
If it is advertised as fitting the Tamron 15-30mm does that mean it will fit the pentax ?

Cheers

The Lee Filters SW 150 fitting for the Tamron 15-30mm is the one to buy for the Pentax lens, so presumably other makes for the Tamron lens will fit also.

I bought the SW 150 system with the same reasoning as pschlute, but any 150mm filter system takes a lot of space in your bag and I spent a while trying different bags, which need to be at least 190mm deep internally. Also if you leave the mount ring on the lens that increases the space it needs, so limiting what else you can pack. The standard 6 and 10 stop filters have a colour cast which Lee have addressed with their new v. expensive versions but I have managed to rectify it easily in Lightroom by adjusting the white balance; I guess with practice you could do that in camera instead.

stub

Link Posted 21/03/2018 - 20:05
Lee SW system hasn't looked at using a poloriser with an ND grad very well in my opinion...!! At least you can turn it in the Kase system. So I'm afraid it isn't the best system for us. I'm beginning to sound like the Kase sales force. So i'll be quiet now..

Nice shot by the way Peter..
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Stuart..
Last Edited by stub on 21/03/2018 - 20:08

DaveKitson

Link Posted 21/03/2018 - 21:10
I have been using the Fotodiox system. I posted some images and comments here.

It is BIG, I can just about screw the circular filters on with one hand, but the quality of the filters is good (supposedly manufactured by Schneider). There is virtually no colour cast, far better in this respect than the Hitech filters. There are two versions of the CPL, the MC one is good, but reviews of the cheaper non-MC version suggest that it is not a good choice.

You can also get an adapter that enables you to use the filters on the 24-70mm f2.8.

dave k
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derek897

Link Posted 21/03/2018 - 22:25
It's hard to know with any of them.
All seem to have good and bad bits.
The fotodiox is one I had looked at anyway and is a beast just like the lens, I do like it though.
The nisi s5 has a geared wheel to rotate the cpl and can be used with 1 circular filter and 1 sqr or 2 sqr filters stacked.
The kase looks good too.
Hitech formatt firecrest are pretty decent filters but not for this lens.

Thanks for the link Dave, I hadn't seen your post Cheers.

Decisions decisions 😞
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Last Edited by derek897 on 21/03/2018 - 22:27

Roshni

Link Posted 22/03/2018 - 06:08
Great shot Peter
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DSP121

Link Posted 26/03/2018 - 06:06

Irek

Link Posted 26/03/2018 - 08:38
Derek, filter size is another reason why I don't go for this lens. 150 system is just so big and hard to use. You can get for Lee, Formatt-hitech and Haida filters holder.
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derek897

Link Posted 26/03/2018 - 10:43
Cheers Irek, the 15-30mm is a savage lens. The size and weight are not an issue as it's well balanced on the K1.
I knew when I got it that I may not keep it as it's a lot of money tied up in one lens.
I might have to look at selling it on and try and find a 20-35mm to replace it along with a decent filter system as that's something I'd love to try out.
I know what i like, If not always why.

screwdriver222

Link Posted 26/03/2018 - 18:30
stub wrote:
I havn't yet moved up to the 15-30 yet Mainly because of the cost of yet another filter system. So I'm stuck with the 24-70 at present. But I'm currently using glass filters from a company called Kase. Again not cheap. But I can highly recommend them. No colour residue and don't smash if you drop them..


Here's their system for the 150mm filters that you need on the 15=30
Its designed just for the Pentax lens....

http://kasefilters.com/product/k150-system-filter-holder
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y13MywJOu2k

I have just seen this video showing the shock resistance filters https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDpnuyxnewM
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