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Oct 19, 2013 11:10 |  #1

Been looking for a rigid case to hold three round lens filters at a time. Just want a little more protection than wallets offer. I've also bought the old school vinyl/cardboard type for large and small diameter filters, but they're too flimsy. Isn't there something on the market of durable plastic for more than one filter?




  
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Oct 19, 2013 11:46 |  #2

I just bought a set of "end caps" that you screw on to the filter, you can stack them as long as they are the same size and have threads. $ 16.


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Oct 19, 2013 12:39 |  #3

That's definitely an option, thanks. I found them on BH listed as "stack filter caps"




  
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Oct 19, 2013 16:48 |  #4

Dear CAPHOTOG,

Yes - filter stack caps work great; compact & very convenient (although a bit heavier once you stack more than 3 filters per cap). Use them for all my B+W filters: ND, CPL & UV...

have the 72mm & 77mm stack caps from B&H:
http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …sort&Ntt=filter​+stack+cap (external link)
72mm (for 85f1.2, 50f1.2)
77mm (24-70f2.8mkI, 70-200f2.8 IS mkII, 24-105f4)

& I could only find the 82mm stack cap at Adorama:
http://www.adorama.com​/PROCLS82.html (external link)
82mm (for 24-70f2.8 mkII, 16-35f2.8mkII)

Good luck.

Mary

P.S. The machining/workmanship standard may sometimes vary a bit on the stack caps, so I found it a good idea to take a cloth or lint-free paper towel and rub the cloth/towel around all stack cap threads minimizing or eliminating any burrs which could cause the cap to stick closed & unable to open without a filter wrench.


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Oct 19, 2013 20:14 |  #5

That's actually a great concept but it seems I could do something even better with a couple old filters and some carbon fiber plate for about the same or less moolah.




  
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Oct 19, 2013 21:54 |  #6

Yes it just depends on ones economic comparative advantage equation (TIME = MONEY). I'm more prophicient with a camera than tools, so for $10-15/ea I’d rather be shooting!
Just one view…

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Oct 19, 2013 22:02 |  #7

Thanks for the additional input, Mary. I'm liking this the more I think about it.




  
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Oct 19, 2013 22:11 |  #8

Caps are great but cpl's can be a pain because they spin. I use them on my filters and throw them in the grey L lens bag with my 1.4 tc


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Oct 19, 2013 22:18 |  #9

CAPHOTOG - I tried the fabric filter wallets too and the nice B+W’s OEM vinyl/polyethylene square containers, both take up too much room in my camera bag or a waist pouch.
(While the filter stack cap concept is many decades old - it still works.)
Only one viewpoint, everyone has to find what works best for their needs and efficient work flow.

Good luck with a solution that works for YOU.


JOEKELLEY – regarding CPL’s, I initially had the same reaction, but found CPL’s fine with a few attempts (i.e. it is all in how/where you hold your fingers on the CPL & wrist action).
Perhaps I have an advantage re: CPL’s, being a petite female with therefore petite hands.

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Oct 19, 2013 22:20 |  #10

My DIY version of the filter caps is a normal lens cap on one end, and a POS UV filter on the other.
The only thing I don't like about the cap system, is the filters then take up the room of a small lens in the bag.
I'd like filter wallets that had more rigid exteriors.


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