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95mm Pol filter for 400mm 4.5 APO HS?

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    Posted: 12 January 2020 at 21:20
Hello

I know these lenses are designed to accept drop in filters but has anyone tried to use a 95mm pol filter such as [URL=https://www.amazon.com/Kaesemann-Circular-Polarizer-Multi-Resistant-Coating/dp/B00R698AF0]this[/URL] on the front of this lens?

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Post Options Post Options   Quote mainoo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 January 2020 at 21:35
sorry I see my attempts to link above did not work - trying again. In case it doesn't work all I'm asking is whether the lens will take a 95mm filter at the front.

here's the link again
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Post Options Post Options   Quote addy landzaat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 January 2020 at 22:14
As it has a protective filter in front, it should be possible to replace it with a pol filter of the same size. However, the drop in filter will be cheaper.

There seem to be several people with this lens as it has 44 reviews in the lensdatabase, maybe some of them can concur. Also, if you look at your own lens, you should be able to see the filter.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote horizon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 January 2020 at 22:26
I have the Minolta 400F4.5 lens and I use the Lee 100mm x 100mm filters and the lens adaptor ring to suit the lens filter thread is only about $30 or it was when I bought it, that I use in conjunction on my minolta 400f4.5.

I have lens filter adaptor rings to suit all my lenses and a single set of filters that work on all my lenses.

Hope it helps

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Post Options Post Options   Quote mainoo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 January 2020 at 22:36
Thank you for the response and for the warm welcome. A recent convert (addict) to minolta colour.

The lens isn't mine yet (though I got caught looking at it lustfully earlier today and was asked if I was looking for lenses to buy - I must have been drooling). I am under the impression that the drop-in filters don't always come with the lens and are rare as hens' teeth. The 95mm one is at least available. So, at the mo, it's just an enquiry.

Thanks again.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote WestCoastCannuck Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 January 2020 at 22:56
As Addy said, really, the drop in one is the way to go. (I have one for 400 & 300) Expensive yes, but cheaper than the big 95mm you linked to usually - and easier to use me thinks!

Here is one not TOO bad on price. I think I paid $150 USD for mine, though I can't recall for sure.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote neilt3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 January 2020 at 00:42
I don't have that lens , but I do have some medium format lenses that have that size filter thread .
I use the Cokin Z-Pro filter system on them
Circular polarizers , ND's , ND grads etc .
Unles you plan on using it on several lenses , it will be cheaper to buy the drop in CP filter .
They don't come up often , but they are out there .

Are you likely to use it on a telephoto lens much ?
I don't remember using one on a lens over about 100mm .
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Post Options Post Options   Quote mainoo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 January 2020 at 11:01
Thanks to all for the responses and especially for the link to fleabay. Agree that the drop-ins would be the better option but I have an option on a 95mm one for £100 (which is about half the price of importing one from the states) - I'm in Europe. I just wondered whether there would be any downsides to using a regular screw-on filter (aside from needing extra long arms).

The kind of shooting I do is not contemplative (this would be used for surfing, at a horse track and for street) so I have a feeling that the order of preference should be
drop-in
screw-on
filter system (eg cokin, lee, etc)

Thanks again
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Post Options Post Options   Quote TomV Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 January 2020 at 16:13
Originally posted by neilt3 neilt3 wrote:

I don't have that lens , but I do have some medium format lenses that have that size filter thread .
I use the Cokin Z-Pro filter system on them
Circular polarizers , ND's , ND grads etc .
Unles you plan on using it on several lenses , it will be cheaper to buy the drop in CP filter .
They don't come up often , but they are out there .

Are you likely to use it on a telephoto lens much ?
I don't remember using one on a lens over about 100mm .


I shoot birds on water. It cuts a lot of the glare from the waves/ripples.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote stiuskr Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 January 2020 at 16:50
Never used the 400 but am vaguely familiar with it, could you actually use (adjust) a C-Pol on that lens with the lens hood in place?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Basil Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 January 2020 at 18:17
I have that lens and use this filter on it. It's possible to reach around the lens hood to turn the ring, but you want to do it careful to avoid too many fingerprints. I find it easier to just remove the hood, turn the ring and reattach the hood.
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