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Thread: 77mm or bust

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    Okay, perhaps I should clarify, the IR and UV filters that interest me are prohibitively expensive in 77mm. Basic filters should be easy enough and not too expensive. But still, I think there are some potential benefits of rear-mounting the filters.
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    Used. I'd also suggest looking at the 82mm with a step down. The two tend to have about the same prices but sooner or later you end up with some 82mm lenses. Above 82mm prices soar.

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    Check Calumet's online auction site store.
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    Unless you're shooting a LOT of IR, I'd get a 4" gel and a Cokin. It's just not worth the price for the glass IR filters at that size unless it's all you shoot.

    For commonly used yellow, orange and red I'd go for the 77mm.

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    If you don't mind Hoya and the like, try http://www.camerafilters.com. A 77mm double-coated color filter will be about $40 and will most likely be in stock. I ordered from them about a year ago and was very pleased with their service, especially after hitting the wall with the big online dealers being out of stock and quoting 6-8 weeks for delivery.

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    Well Keith is right, I have the 90mm and the 180mm lenses now and my extensive collection of 58mm filters, I have a Mamiya 645 setup, fit on the back of the lenses just fine. I have a Polarizer that I bought for my Schneider 210mm lens that I use on the front, 77mm, and have been using the 58's on the rear, odd coincidence that the Mamiya RB67 front is 77mm as is my Schneider and the rear is the same outer diameter. I'll just double up until I get the 77mm filters for ease of use. Imagine buying the same collection in 77mm; eight color balancing, three reds, three yellows, two greens, uv, pl, sky, and some other one's including all of the special effect filters like start burst, soft focus etc. It would cost me a bunch of that green stuff. Thanks for all of the advice.

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    I was mistaken, the 90mm rear element housing extends too far into the camera body to allow for the mounting of a filter.
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    For IR I use a cokin IR filter on my RB, works fine and it's not expensive.

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    I should add that it's the cokin P system I use. I've moved up to Lee 100mm system now, but still use some cokin filters (including the IR) in the cokin P mounts that Lee supplies.

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    I'll check out the Cokin and Lee systems. Thanks.
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