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Creating an EF-NEX adapter with a built-in ND filters

 
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How much would you pay for an ND filter wheel built in?
under $100
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aly324



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 4:16 am    Post subject: Creating an EF-NEX adapter with a built-in ND filters Reply with quote

Hello Bo-Ming, I hope you'll consider creating a version of the EF-NEX adapter with a built-in ND filters, if not a wheel than maybe a bunch of flags. That'd solve one of the most frustrating things with the FS100 (and VG20 and all the NEX cameras used for video) and render it more a match with the Canon C300. Especially for documentary reactive stuff, screw-in filters just are not practical.

I tried the Xoom magnetic quick-release system. That was better than screwing filters in, but still far less convenient as a wheel of course.

I'd be willing to pay at least $200 for a built-in ND filter wheel, probably even $300.
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allebaug



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Many current EF lens users who find they require NDs already have ND and ND grad systems in rectangular and round filter-thread-attachment sizes and strengths. I understand the need for these for more flexible movie exposure, but personally would put further money toward external filters versus in the adapter.

I think you need a fourth category for the poll of "yes I'll buy the adapter, but no interest in internal NDs" to get a more complete view of demand.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do see why the cinematographic community demands a rear ND filter system.

My real concern is that Sony would see the exact same deficiency and in the next iteration, FS200 or whatever, they may put in a rear ND system in the camera and any adapter-based rear ND filter system would then become obsolete.

I'll grant that it is an unlikely development for a potential future VG30, but a user of the NEX-VG lineup would likely opt for a front-mounted filter based on cost. (Or else that NEX-VG user would have gone up to FS100 already.)

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