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    77mm or bust

    I have one of the two RB67 lenses that I've ordered, both 77mm filter size, so I started a search for the filters. I was surprised to find so few and the filter ads were geared toward d i g i t a l. DuH I guess.

    Where is the best place to get the best price on a K1, K2, R25, you know the reds, yellow, greens? Some where there are photo stores that are or have closed and have drawers of the old fashioned filters for the old fashioned cameras that take the old black and white film.

    Oh to be a mouse in such a store!

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    I either use B+W filters for black and white on my RB67, or Lee square resin filters. I can't see the difference in quality between B+W and Lee, the only disadvantage with the Lee filters is that you can't then use the mamiya hoods with them.

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    B&H has many of the filters in stock, but a lot of others are special order.

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...t=Submit+Query

    It IS nice to have them as my local store.

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    Most of the Canon "L" lenses also use 77mm so I can use the same filters on my Canon and my RZ. If B&H doesn't have what you are looking for, try contacting:

    http://www.photorama.com/dates.html

    I know Abraham has a bunch of filters in his inventory, and if you are buying several, you might be able to make a reasonable deal.

    Bob
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    If you want cheap buy used. You may be able to find top brands for the same price as new house brands.

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    And yet another suggestion to check KEH.
    Heavily sedated for your protection.

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    Mind that with some of the RB lenses you can put a [much smaller] filter on the rear element. I have resorted to taping some on, since the 77mm filters are so scarce and pricey...
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    I haven't had any troubles finding 77mm filters. Nikon makes really good 77mm filters and I also have a couple of B&W and Hoya filters in that size. They're around. 77mm is a common filter size.
    Jim MacKenzie - Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

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    Quote Originally Posted by keithwms View Post
    Mind that with some of the RB lenses you can put a [much smaller] filter on the rear element. I have resorted to taping some on, since the 77mm filters are so scarce and pricey...

    77mm are inexpensive new compared with 105mm or or 122mm or 135mm used on Big Boy lenses*.

    Rod Klukas at Photomark in Phoenix keeps a number of filters available through 105 (135 are "demitasse saucer-sized" filters, according to Rod -- he can special order these). No, not close out priced. He may sometimes have some used high end (heliopan or B+W)...ask

    Consider step rings so you carry a single set of the largest filters to use on all your lenses...
    Regards
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    * Google "Union Pacific Big Boy" to see what is meant by this term ;-). These were the largest steam engines built

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    Curt,

    There are 954 hits for "77mm filters" on "that" auction site, you know the place. In the past I have picked up b&w filters, filter cases, metal screw-on lens caps, all 77mm. The 77mm Nikon filters were $19-$25 each, they looked NIB.

    Link here: 77mm filters
    Terry

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