Buying filters

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  1. Martin_Garcia

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    Hi all,
    I really need advice. I have a Nikon D-3000 with 18-55mm VR & 55-200mm DX VR Lens Kit. The lens diameter for filters is 52mm (both).

    Now, I have read about filter holders to use bigger filters on my camera.
    What would be advantage of that?.

    What If in the future I want to buy a new lens that does not have the same lens diameter?

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    That's the advantage of using a filter holder. One filter accomadates a variety of lens sizes, rather than having a 52 mm filter and a 74 mm filter and a 77 mm filter, 3 common lens filter sizes.

    The filters for filter holders is usually 4x6 inches (101.6 mm x 152.4 mm).

    Another advantage of using a filter holder is the ability to adjust the position of the transition in graduated neutral density filter.

    I highly recommend Lee Filters and their filter holder system: Lee Filters Standard Filter Holder System
     

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