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    I've bought quite a few older filters and generally most are soiled but not scratched. I've gotten some that were ruined, but for the most part they've been fine.

    And for some oddball sizes (40.5mm), buying used is the way to go except for those specialist filters (infrared, etc.).

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    Why not just buy a Cokin series A set with the adaptor rings for all your lenses. I use both the A and P series that fit all my 35mm and med format, except my Yashica TLR. I have red, yellow, orange, green, polarizer, some special effects, and nd's . Its probably the cheapest way to go in the long run.

    Rick

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    Cokin, yes, excellent suggestion. Then you simply buy the correct adapter ring.

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    Cokin filters are pretty good, but be aware that the filters themselves are NOT glass, they are plastic. As such, they are relatively fragile and will scratch easily. Also note that using the Cokin filter holder and filter precludes the ability to use a standard screw in type lens hood, something that should always be used to reduce flare. Cokin does make a modular lens shade that works with the filter holder, but when you start adding up the cost, it's not so inexpensive any more. It is a good solution though if you're going to be using the filters on a wide variety of lenses.

    You can also check out what this seller has to offer. The site is not the easiest to navigate, but the prices are good and even the low priced filters on offer are good.
    Frank Schifano

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    I would recommend you check out Filter House. I bought 67mm Kenko K2 filters at an excellent price. When they didn't have enough to fill my order, they just substituted the next more expensive filters so they were all the same vs. just substituting for the ones not in stock. They did this at no charge. Plus, they also threw in a decent lens cleaning kit as an apology. They have pretty much earned my business from now on, period. If nothing else, take a look around. I highly recommend the Kenko Multicoated line especially since Hoya=Kenko (in Japan they only go by Kenko I'm told by a Japanese friend).

    BTW, I have no association with them. I was just highly impressed and satisfied.

    Chiron

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    The prices at Filter House are right at the value point I was looking for. Thanks.

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