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46mm ND Filters for X5S

Discussion in 'Zenmuse X5S' started by SMD, Feb 24, 2017.

  1. SanCap

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    Very simple and cheap, just use the amount needed to balance as necessary. Amazon.com : Blu-Tack Reusable Adhesive 75g : Adhesive Putty : Office Products
     
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  3. NickU

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    Just another thumbs up for the Formatt-Hitech Firecrest filters - just ordered up a second batch of UV400's from them this afternoon as general element protectors/balance filters (they're only 7-8g each). They've still got their 50% off offer running, so for anyone thinking about them... you've still got a chance to grab them at great prices!
     
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    Yea I stocked up too!
     
  5. NickU

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    Yeah the prices are great - bought several 46mm Hoya filters last year and paid more for them than these Firecrests. Only disappointment is they don't do the smaller size for the 45mm Oly or I'd have bought it it's own set too! :( Guess I'll have to buy a step up ring :D
     
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  6. 2nd2non

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    Yep, Sensi pro has a good step up ring. I like my filters all the same size at 46mm. Now I have enough to keep on the lens and not swap out as much!
     
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    Get you some of the 1/4 oz motorcycle stick on wheel weights. You can use a pair of side cutters to trim one to achieve proper balance.

    Wayne Mann
     
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    Hi - did you order them direct or from a reseller, please?
     
  9. NickU

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    Direct. Straight from their website. Ordering was pretty straightforward and painless.

    Delivery took a few days for the first set (presumably waiting to make sure my money was good :D ), and the second set came pretty much by return post.
     
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  10. Nigpd

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    Thanks Nick, much appreciated
     
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    offer's still showing on their promotions page ;)
     
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    I'm on it as we speak :)
     
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    +1 for Firecrest. Light-weight, thin bezel, ship in nice cases, work with stock lens caps and hoods.. ND1.2 barely ever comes off my Lumix 15mm 1.7
     
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    Blue tac on Amazon, sticky puddy that leaves no residue and is reusable, and 5 gram car tire balance tabs does the trick for me. I like the b+w filters but yes they are heavier and require counter weight on the back. Does the trick. Alternatively, the firecrest filters are great too, though expensive, but are much lighter.
     
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    I just picked up a tri-pack of Hoya filters: UV, ND8, CIRPL. Flew today with the CIRPL out over the sea near Helsinki. Not bad even for a cloudy day. [​IMG]
     
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    I was just reading some reviews of ND filters and it seems the new kid on the block is the Breakthrough brand. Beat out B+W and Singh-Ray both for sharpness, less vignetting, as well as color casts. Bad part is they do not go down smaller than 49mm, but they are thinner than B+W so maybe a thin 37mm to 49mm step-up ring wouldn't be so bad.

    Shootout is here: 5 Filters Go Head to Head in This Neutral Density Shootout
    and here: Color Casts, Vignetting, and Sharpness: Which Neutral Density Filter Is Best? | Fstoppers

    Website: X4 Neutral Density - Breakthrough Photography
     
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