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    Filter kit advice please

    Having settled with my insurance company I'm in the market for all new gear. I've decided on a 7D with a Canon 24-105 L f4 for a walk around lens and a Sigma 10-20 f3.5 for landscapes.

    The Canon is 77mm and the Sigma 82mm.

    For filters I think I need:
    A circular UV for protection for each.

    The light here in sunny QLD can be harsh in summer so a CPL for the 24-105mm. I think circular as this is a walk around lens and I don't want to be bothered with a filter holder in this scenario.

    Soft grad ND8 for each. For this I think I need filter holder that will fit both lens and give me the flexibility to use other filters (ie a polariser for the Sigma) if need be. The holder and filter would have to be suitable for the Sigma at 10mm.

    I don't want to spend a squillion but I don't want rubbish either. Thoughts on brands, models, the whole approach to this would be appreciated.

    Cheers.

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    Re: Filter kit advice please

    Slightly different thought - go for the Sigma 10-20mm f4-56 (you're not going to use either wide open as they are both vile) which has a 77mm front element and is just as good optically. That will make it easier to get filters, make them cheaper and mean you only need one CPL. For using a Grad on the Sigma I usually just hold it in place for short exposures or Blu-Tack it in place for longer ones.

    To use a System Holder with the Sigma then you will need the Lee one with their Wide 77mm adapter ring.....and lots of cash.

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    Re: Filter kit advice please

    Out of interest Mark, what were you shooting landscape with before?

    PS: Personally I wouldn't bother with a CPL on anything as wide as that - I suspect that all it'll do is give you very uneven skies.

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    Re: Filter kit advice please

    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Southern View Post
    Out of interest Mark, what were you shooting landscape with before?

    PS: Personally I wouldn't bother with a CPL on anything as wide as that - I suspect that all it'll do is give you very uneven skies.
    Exactly the same 2 lens, mainly the Sigma for landscape. The only diff will be the 7D in lieu of the 500D. I used a CPL on the Sigma previously and agree it can be a problem.

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