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    Re: Filters in the field

    Quote Originally Posted by David Karp View Post
    I have run into a problem with mixed brass and aluminum filters in the wintertime.
    Wintertime in LA will cause this kind of problem???

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    Eric Woodbury
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    Re: Filters in the field

    I have a set of 4" gels (and polyesters). They are in the little envelopes they came in and I put those in a little purse that I got at a hobby store. I have used glass, but they are too expensive and distorting for the 72mm XL.

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    Dave Karp
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    Re: Filters in the field

    Quote Originally Posted by BrianShaw View Post
    Wintertime in LA will cause this kind of problem???
    It was wintertime in Yosemite!

    Although it does not get cold enough here in LA to consider it winter like the ones I used to experience in Illinois and Wisconsin, we still call it winter.
    Last edited by David Karp; 20-Dec-2006 at 16:20. Reason: More information, fix typo

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    Re: Filters in the field

    Sometimes I carry gels and tape them in place. I make a "tube" of black photo tape rolled and stuck back to itself then stick that around the front outside edge of the lens. The gel goes right there on top, stuck to the tube of tape around the front of the lens. Blue painters tape would work well too. You can also attach them to the rear of the lens using this same method. A few gels and a bit of tape is super light and compact.

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    Re: Filters in the field

    I have a Tamrac filter pouch. Mine holds 8 filters (I only need two sizes and I carry a red, orange, green, and polarizer for each size). They're easily accessable and the pouch seems to keep them pretty clean. I tape the filter size and lens(es) each fits on the outside of each individual pouch. But Photoshop has minimized my use any filters other than polarizers, of which I only need two. So lately the pouch has stayed home and I just carry the two polarizers in their original case.
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    Post Re: Filters in the field

    I use the Tamrac Folding Filter Wallet seen here: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...goryNavigation

    It being transparent on one side, you could see different filters easily. The only problem I have had is that it collects dust and may cause smudges if not cleaned periodically.


    // Atul

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    Re: Filters in the field

    LIke robert, I use a small(ish) pelican case (1500 series) for all my gels and filters, depending on what I'm shooting with, there may be a meter and loupe in there too. I find it handy to just take the filter case with me, and I have all my gels (lots and lots of them), round filters, adapters and the like in one place.


    erie

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    Re: Filters in the field

    I wrap them in cheap or old lens cloths and stuff the lot in some pocket of my bag. I filter very sparingly so telling them apart is an easy task.

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