need advice on filters and step up rings

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  1. hazzayoungn

    hazzayoungn TPF Noob!

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    so, im in the market to get a bunch of filters and polarizers, maybe a star point if im so daring...

    I have 67 and 52 filter sized lenses, but I was thinking, if im ever in the market for a new lens, itll probably be a 77 since thats where nikons going with their lenses

    so the advice i need is, would it be worth it to just go all out and buy only 77mm filters and an additional step up ring to avoid buying all new filters should i ever buy the lens? or...should i just get the 67 and one step up ring

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    The decision depends entirely on the probability of you buying a lens which requires 77mm filters.
     
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    Alternatively, you could look at square filter systems (such as Cokin or Lee for example). You would buy a filter holder and and adaptor for each lens. I find it easier to use than circular filters as you don't have to unscrew and screw filters again when you want to move them from one lens to another.
     
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    I am thinking of buying a step,up ring (67-77) can anyone tell me if the lens hood will still fit?
     
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    I use polarizers frequently when doing landscape photography, so I find it more convenient to have a separate polarizer on each lens.

    For star filters or graduated neutral density filters, I use the cokin holder and have step down rings for each size.
     

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