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Old 20-01-2009, 17:00   #1 (permalink)
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Greetings all.

Looking to buy a Grad Filter to mess around with but I'm unsure of what size to get - Mount Sizes A or P?

Can someone tell me the difference?
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Re: ND Grad Filters.

You'll need the Cokin P series or something of the same size. The A series are smaller - suitable for small diameter prime lenses but not for most zooms etc. You can get adapter rings for any lens diameter, so there's no real virtue in the A series except the cost.
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Re: ND Grad Filters.

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You'll need the Cokin P series or something of the same size. The A series are smaller - suitable for small diameter prime lenses but not for most zooms etc. You can get adapter rings for any lens diameter, so there's no real virtue in the A series except the cost.
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Re: ND Grad Filters.

I'm only a newbie but I think the answer is the A series is the much older smaller series that you put on a lens in the 1980's...

and the newer 'P' series is for the larger lenses of recent years.

You need the 'P' series

(and you need a 'P' series holder + the relevant sized adapter ring to fit it all to your camera).

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Re: ND Grad Filters.

Just got a light grey grad (P) plus holder and adapter rings for my 2 lens'.

Cheers guys I look forward to testing it out!
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