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Jul 12, 2012 13:42 |  #1

I've just recently, as in a few hours ago, started to look at maybe making a jump to a Lee Foundation Kit. My question is can I use the wide angle adapter on a standard lens? I'm hoping that even makes sense or perhaps I need to do more research. What I was thinking of doing is buying the kit and the wide angle adapter in hopes to save some money. Will that work? Also, anyone who currently uses that type of setup what filters would you suggest to be of most useful right away? I hope these questions aren't ridiculous, but if they are keep in mind I'm still learning.




  
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Jul 12, 2012 13:46 |  #2

The WA adapters can be used on any lens with the correct thread size. They just change how close the filters are to the lens.

I use the WA adapter because I need it on my 16-35 on FF.

Which filters would be most useful? Probably a .6 or .9 graduated soft ND, as well as a 2-4 stop solid ND. I have .3, .6, .9 Soft GND, .6 Hard GND, Big Stopper, and a 2-Stop Singh Ray Reverse GND.


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Jul 12, 2012 17:27 |  #3

IIRC, Lee is no longer offering standard adapters so once current stock is gone that'll be it for non-WA.


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Jul 12, 2012 17:29 |  #4

Was there even really any advantage to the non wide angle mounts?


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Jul 12, 2012 17:33 |  #5

$, that's about it.


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Jul 12, 2012 17:36 |  #6

You can use the wide angle adapter on any lens with the same thread size. The wide angle adapter mounts the holder closer and is more expensive.

Filters depends on what youre into, subject wise.


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Jul 12, 2012 19:39 |  #7

I have a WA adapter for my 10-22 and a standard for my 70-200, as far as I can tell, there's no difference in quality, just in the design and $$ (quite a big difference in $$). I'd get a standard adapter for any lens longer than 18mm on crop. My most used filter is my 0.9 hard GND, I also have a 0.9 soft which doesn't get much use on its own.


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Jul 12, 2012 19:53 |  #8

Sirrith wrote in post #14708837 (external link)
I have a WA adapter for my 10-22 and a standard for my 70-200, as far as I can tell, there's no difference in quality, just in the design and $$ (quite a big difference in $$). I'd get a standard adapter for any lens longer than 18mm on crop. My most used filter is my 0.9 hard GND, I also have a 0.9 soft which doesn't get much use on its own.

The design with the WA adapters is to bring the filter holder closer to the lens. This prevents vignetting and that's why you pay a bit more. :)




  
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Jul 12, 2012 19:55 |  #9

jdizzle wrote in post #14708898 (external link)
The design with the WA adapters is to bring the filter holder closer to the lens. This prevents vignetting and that's why you pay a bit more. :)

Yup, I know :)


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