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Mar 06, 2014 14:19 |  #1

Is anyone using a Lee Big Stopper with a Cokin Z-pro holder?

The filter fits in the holder, but I notice it is not light tight, even with the little gasket on the back of the filter, in the Cokin holder. Is this an issue? or is the light not going to sneak in around the filter?

Thanks for any info you guys may have.:)


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Mar 06, 2014 15:10 |  #2

Colt4570 wrote in post #16739279 (external link)
Is anyone using a Lee Big Stopper with a Cokin Z-pro holder?

The filter fits in the holder, but I notice it is not light tight, even with the little gasket on the back of the filter, in the Cokin holder. Is this an issue? or is the light not going to sneak in around the filter?

Thanks for any info you guys may have.:)

Sounds like you have the tools to find out yourself, no? No harm in trying it first hand...


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Mar 06, 2014 15:39 |  #3

Colt4570 wrote in post #16739279 (external link)
Is anyone using a Lee Big Stopper with a Cokin Z-pro holder?

The filter fits in the holder, but I notice it is not light tight, even with the little gasket on the back of the filter, in the Cokin holder. Is this an issue? or is the light not going to sneak in around the filter?

Thanks for any info you guys may have.:)

Give it a try and see. If you get light leaks, wrap some black cloth around the edges.


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Mar 07, 2014 01:51 as a reply to  @ archer1960's post |  #4

http://www.westernsafe​ty.com …/refrigiwearpg3​3-0064.jpg (external link)

I use one of these to make sure light can't get in around the edge of the filter/holder when using ND filters - simply slip over the lens and adjust as required!


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Mar 08, 2014 01:51 as a reply to  @ Paulowen's post |  #5

Thanks for the ideas guys, I'll give it a run.


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Mar 09, 2014 15:14 |  #6

If you already have the Cokin Z holder, here is a way to modify the set up to place the filter as close as possible to the front lens element. It involves attaching the lens adapter to the front of the holder, much like a wide angle adapter by Lee. This uses the first slot in the holder. The downside with this set up is that it is difficult to change lens adapters. I only use the 82mm adapter and add step ups for smaller diameter lenses, so its not an issue for my use. I have use this set up for a Big Stopper, and its seems to work out fine, but is not light tight.
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Mar 10, 2014 22:24 as a reply to  @ Mike K's post |  #7

Thanks for the link Mike.

I did try it yesterday "as is" on the 24-70, and it seems to work with no light sneaking in. Though I wish Canon would use an integrated eyepiece shutter like Nikon's D800, but we can't have everything.:)


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