In need of THIN ring filter #15 deep yellow

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  1. ilfordrapid

    ilfordrapid Member

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    Does anyone know where I can get a THIN ring filter #15 deep yellow size 62mm for my 40mm wide angle lens. A regular filter causes vignetting. I e-mailed Tiffen, and they said that they don't make them.
     
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    Just a note to say that I am not stacking my filters
     
  3. David A. Goldfarb

    David A. Goldfarb Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Heliopan filters come standard in thin rings, and B+W make wideangle filters with thin rings. The numbering system is different for B+W. A #15 filter should be about the same as a B+W 023 filter. Heliopan #15 is also called "Dark Yellow."
     
  4. Paul Sorensen

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    Here is a filter from B+W available at B&H, it is pretty pricy and special order. Also, I am not sure that it is the correct yellow for you. If not, you might check with B+W, they seem to offer a number of these wide filters.

    David's response came in while I was typing. The link is for the 023 filter that he refers to, so it might just be what you need.

    Paul.
     
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    Thanks everyone for your help!
     
  8. Andy K

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    Have you considered the Cokin P System?
     
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    Are you talking about the gel filters?
     
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    I have the A system, I wouldn't call them 'gel'. Many of the filters are made from mineral glass.
    The P system is pretty much the same as the A System but is for larger diameter lenses and lenses with focal lengths below 35mm.
    I actually prefer the A system to screw in filters as I can leave the adapters on my lenses and just switch the filter holder when I change lenses. I can also stack up to four filters without any vignette.

    Here is a scan of Cokin's blurb explaining their filter system.
     
  11. ilfordrapid

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    Thanks Andy, But I think I am going to get the Heliopan wide angle screw in. I like those better.
     
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    I find myself a little confused... I spot meter through a tiffen #15 deep yellow filter, so I want to find the equivalent of that in a Heliopan I have found a dark medium yellow #12, and a dark yellow #15. But my tiffen says deep yellow. The wording is confusing me. I just need to match up the filter densities
     
  13. David A. Goldfarb

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    If you check www.heliopan.de, you can find the densities (in German, but not too hard to figure out, even if you don't know German). I think a Tiffen 15 and a Heliopan 15 are about the same. If the goal is to match the filter on your lens to the filter on the meter, you might just get Heliopan filters for both. They are excellent filters though not cheap.
     
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    You are right Andy. I have a Lee system myself - much better made than the Cokin system, but a lot more expensive. I also like that the Lee system is manufactured in the UK.
     
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    That is good advise David, I am going to get one for my meter, and for my lens. That way there won't be any question. But I should probably run new film speed, development tests. Thanks for your help.
     
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    Man do I envy you! I checked out the Lee system a few months ago but found the cost prohibitive (for me) thats why I went with Cokin, I find the Cokin A system easier and more convenient than screw in filters, and as yet I have found no problems with quality. The only downside is they're French! :wink: