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Thread: Are Pouches New for Heliopan Filters?

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    Are Pouches New for Heliopan Filters?

    I finally received a gorgeous 105mm Heliopan RG715 B&W Infrared Filter from B&H. It came in a stylish leatherette pouch, rather than the customary square clamshell case. BTW, the filter was EXPENSIVE - consider it a once in a lifetime purchase - knock on wood.

    Question may be Bob, don't you think the square plastic case offers more protection than the leatherette pouch? I am missing something. Not a big issue just thought I'd ask.
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    Re: Are Pouches New for Heliopan Filters?

    yikes. for that much $$ It should have it's own Pelican case.

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    Re: Are Pouches New for Heliopan Filters?

    No, Heliopan uses boxes for sizes up to 86mm - unless the front is too large, and pouches for all larger sizes.

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    Re: Are Pouches New for Heliopan Filters?

    B+W has the rigid plastic box you need. 105mm is just the bigest size they make. I use bigger pouches for larger filter size and had no problems with them, but I would prefer plastic rigid boxes.
    Just for info:
    http://www.foto-huppert.de/default2.asp

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    Re: Are Pouches New for Heliopan Filters?

    I bought a Schneider center filter IIId recently - similarly large, with 82mm inner and 105mm outer mount - and that one, too, came in a pouch rather than a plastic case.

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    Re: Are Pouches New for Heliopan Filters?

    I bought the last Heliopan filter I own in 97 or so - it was in a leather pouch then... but it could well have been the larger size as bob pointed out. I defer to bob in all instances of his own product info of course...

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    Re: Are Pouches New for Heliopan Filters?

    In the past, the pouches were genuine leather. In the early days of eBay I bought a set of 122mm Heliopan filters, and all came in (rather large) leather pouches. I would prefer hard plastic cases in the field, but I've never seen any bigger than B+W's 105mm.
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    Re: Are Pouches New for Heliopan Filters?

    Hi Andre,

    It would be very interesting to see pictures of a scene taken with and without this filter.

    Are you planning to use the filter for B&W or color photography?


    // Atul

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