Friday, September 6, 2013

Lee Filter Holder and Tokina 17-35mm f4

Sorry I haven't posted anything to this blog in a while.  I have moved most of my blog postings over to Tumblr.  I thought this would be a good item to post on my official blog.

I purchased a Lee Filters Foundation kit along with Lee Lens Adapter Ring (Ultra Wide) for the 82mm thread of the Tokina 17-35mm f4 lens.  I quickly learned that the adapter ring could not be directly attached to the lens because of the position of the lens hood bayonet mount.  The filter adapter ring just can't clear the bayonet mount on the lens.

To work around the problem, I attached my 82mm UV filter to the lens and then attached the Lee 82mm UW lens adapter to the UV filter. I have not yet had a chance to this in real life.  I am hoping it doesn't cause a lot of vignetting or other problems. I will know for sure when I get to try in a few days. If you have had success with this configuration, I would love to hear about it.

Update: At 17mm, the vignetting is horrible and pretty much unusable with just the filter ring attached. At 22mm, everything is happy. I still need to try in between. Still need to try with the filter holder and a filter.

Update 2: I have learned that the UW Filter ring wraps around the lens, while the standard ring does not.  I have ordered the standard filter ring.  Using the UV filter along with the Black Glass, I get a reflection when the light hits the lens. Not a good combo.

1 comment:

  1. The filter holder called Novignett will eliminate all vignetting. Check out and search “per johannessen”. Look at the pictures and read the description. “freephotoguides” has this on their forums under Gear Talk.