49mm not on anyones radar...


jules

Link Posted 05/04/2011 - 17:18
http://www.7dayshop.com/catalog/default.php?filterwords=7dayshop+Lens+Filter+-+V...

Tried to get some Heliopan Grad Filters and was told I'd have to get em from Germany

Tried to get B+W Versions and the one Shop in the UK that had em didn't!
Got em in the end but getting things in 49 Ain't always easy...
Gripe Over...
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Don

Link Posted 05/04/2011 - 17:30
for most purposes it is advisable to buy one filter for your largest lens and use step down rings to fit it to your smaller lenses.
looks goofy? who cares?
lens hood? nope take it off and use your greycard (or hand) to shade the lens....
works, 'nuff said.

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jules

Link Posted 05/04/2011 - 18:02
Thats what I was trying to do Don, all mine were 49mm at the time...
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johnriley

Link Posted 05/04/2011 - 18:37
I've sold plenty of 49mm filters on ebay and there are usually plenty more on offer. It is less common as a size than 52mm these days, but still used on some Pentax lenses.
Best regards, John

jules

Link Posted 06/04/2011 - 12:15
Hi John, I am finding difficulty in picking up Filters for the 49mm thread new. I was after a couple of Graduated Neutral Densities (A One stop and a Two Stop)of good quality, and as I had managed to source a good Heliopan Polariser in 49mm decided to go for theirs but they are apparantly not imported into this country? So off I went and searched again and came across the B+W ones, which I found one store in the UK advertising so put in an order...
After waiting for six weeks I gave up and Ebayed em in from the States...
Everything seems to start at 52...
Except life that is:
Unless you know different?
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johnriley

Link Posted 06/04/2011 - 12:18
Filters are available in a huge range of sizes but not all types in all sizes.

Possibly someone like SRB Griturn might help, but it just needs some research. Someone somewhere will have loads of 49mm filters that they'd love to sell.

How about phoning round the dealers and also don't forget camera fairs.
Best regards, John

testdasi

Link Posted 06/04/2011 - 12:25
I think it's a lot more economical to buy one large size ND/PL to be shared among several lenses via step up rings. No more worry about dark corners as well.

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johnriley

Link Posted 06/04/2011 - 12:54
Whilst that's true testdasi it makes use of bayonet lens hoods difficult and the filters are very prone to flare. It's not an elegant solution.
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gillbod

Link Posted 06/04/2011 - 13:05
yeah, i wish 49mm filters were a bit more common.

but while they aren't as common as 52mm and larger, they're not so rare that i can never get a filter i want.

actually, the only filters i use are solid nd and polarising filters. i used to use cokin-a, but gave up on that in favor of travelling more simply and using hdr.

i digress. i'm now after a 1000x nd filter.
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greynolds999

Link Posted 06/04/2011 - 13:55
Jacobs and Calumet certainally stock both.

I must admit I'm fussy about where I buy my filters. As they are such an easy thing to forge I like to buy from reputable shops where the chance of fakes is lowest. I'm not implying that other shops knowingly sell fakes, but its very hard to know exactly the channel they come through.
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jules

Link Posted 06/04/2011 - 14:20
gillbod wrote:
yeah, i wish 49mm filters were a bit more common.

but while they aren't as common as 52mm and larger, they're not so rare that i can never get a filter i want.

actually, the only filters i use are solid nd and polarising filters. i used to use cokin-a, but gave up on that in favor of travelling more simply and using hdr.

i digress. i'm now after a 1000x nd filter.

I did struggle Gillbod but what I was after was not that common I suppose, Plenty enough ND's just not graduated...


greynolds999 wrote:
Jacobs and Calumet certainally stock both.

I must admit I'm fussy about where I buy my filters. As they are such an easy thing to forge I like to buy from reputable shops where the chance of fakes is lowest. I'm not implying that other shops knowingly sell fakes, but its very hard to know exactly the channel they come through.

I tried both Jacobs Calumet and a plethora of others at the time but no one could get what I wanted. I guess thats the crux of my beef really, it bugs me when shops say they have something until you ask for it!
Think I'm going to end up on "Grumpy Old Men"!
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marklj

Link Posted 08/04/2011 - 12:34
I've just received a B&W 1000x ND filter from SRS in a 49mm thread - took a while though and I'd more or less forgotten about it till it arrived a couple of days ago.

It might mean that they've got some in stock?
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jules

Link Posted 10/04/2011 - 06:15
Ta Mark.
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womble

Link Posted 10/04/2011 - 09:24
Funny that. I've been trying to pick up some genuine Pentax filters in 52mm (I'd like a set of colours for BW, i.e., the usual yellow, yellow green, orange and red) but the 49mm ones are much more common. Not surprising really as many Takumars and many M and A series lenses have 49mm threads whereas the shorter-lived K series lenses often use 52mm... I guess I might have to buy some 3rd-party 52s.

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jules

Link Posted 11/04/2011 - 05:07
Hi kris, I was after something very specific IE: 49mm ND Grad 1 stop and 2 stop filters, there's not a lot of people making them, and it was a case of the very few people stating that they had stock didn't! Quite frustrating really, I would have loved to have gotten a pair of Heliopan ones to match my polarizer, which is beautiful but in the end had to import a pair of B+W ones beacuase no one would bring in the heliopan, I have no idea why? I just got a blanket of "Well Sir they are just not imported into this Country" I actually considered a trip to Germany just to go and get em!
Alls well that ends well, I managed to get a pair of the B+W ones thru B&H who were very helpful...
Probably going to get a Ten stop ND for waterfalls next, Looked at those new variable jobs but I just don't think they go quite far enough, I want ten stops not eight...
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