Sean, I just got the Lee compendium shade w. 2 filter slots for xmas, very nice! Highly recommended.

Regarding filters for this, thru b&h, there's 'polyester' filters that are real cheap,$16, and these 'resin' ones for $70:

What's the difference in these??

I picked up a seal 200 on ebay in great shape for only $250...great deal. every now and then a good one w/ a buy now pops up w/ a good price. good luck!

i like the pentax spot myself. i like the dial and the help previsualizing the scene.