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Old 20th April 2011, 08:26 PM
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Default Will Cokin P be ok for Bronica SQ?

I want to buy some graduated filters to go on 80mm and 50mm Bronica SQ-Ai lenses. Cokin P and Z pro come to mind but am wondering whether I can get away with Cokin P without any vignetting? Does anybody use Cokin P with these lenses and can advise. Obviously P would be cheaper than Z pro.
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Old 20th April 2011, 08:55 PM
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I use Cokin P filters on my SQA with a 50mm lens and they are fine.

I do not use Cokin grads however as they are not colour neutral. I use Hitech grads from Formatt which I've tested with a colour densitometer to be as near neutral as I can measure.

Lee are generally considered the bee's-knees in the resin filter game - if you can afford them (actually Formatt's glass filters are better but cost an arm and several legs - and quite possibly other parts of your anatomy...).

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Should be fine, I have used Cokin P filters with a variety of MF cameras in the past with no problems, and they were designed for MF cameras,
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Old 21st April 2011, 07:29 AM
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Default Cokin P on Bronica SQ-Ai

Thanks guys I will give them a go.
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You won't have a problem size wise, but as bob says, avoid the cokin grads. Their 2-stop is usable but the 3 stop is unusably purple.

When i used p-sized filters i used the hitch grads. Same price as cokins (more or less) but about 100 times better quality.
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Old 21st April 2011, 08:23 AM
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I too have successfully used the Cokin P filters on my SQA + 50mm but as others have already commented they do have a slight colour cast. You also have to be aware that stacking the filters on the 50mm will result in some vignetting.

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as others have already commented they do have a slight colour cast.
But not noticeable in black and white!


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But not noticeable in black and white!


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I don't use grad filters for the majority of my B&W work...
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I do use some grad ND for B&W and don't have a problem.

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