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15-Aug-2000, 06:59
Do I need center filter for 75mm Fujinon or Nikkor lenses or this lenses already 'corrected' with built-in ND filter? It's seems to me that Fuji and Nikon don't make center filters for they s/w lences. I didn't find them in B@H and Calumet catalogues. Thank you.

Larry Huppert
15-Aug-2000, 09:14
The lenses are not internally corrected with a built-in CF. Such a design would dim the ground glass view by 1.5 to 2 stops. Heliopan makes center filters which will work on all brands of lenses. For that matter, a Schneider or Rodenstock CF would probably also work fine.

Ellis Vener
15-Aug-2000, 18:55
You should test with Polaroid or "real film" and see if you need one before you spend the money. If you do, I second the recommendation of Heliopan center weighted filters.

Bruce Gavin
17-Aug-2000, 17:27
I use a Rodenstock 67mm CF on my Nikkor-SW 75mm lens. For my purposes, the falloff evident with the 75mm and shorter focal lengths requires the CF.

Check out http://www.robertwhite.co.uk/lenses.htm

RW is substantially less expensive than B&H for center filters. Even with shipping.