someone tell me about Cokin filter system

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  1. bean

    bean TPF Noob!

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    I went to a shop the other day in search of a 49mm ND filter, and following the usual pattern, none were available, so the salesperson recommended the Cokin filter system
    Can someone tell me the pros/cons of this system over ordinary screw on filters? What's the initial cost of the holder assembly and such?
    Should I be worried about breaking filters since I like to climb rocks? With screw on filters it's not such a worry since I can just snap on a lenscap.
     
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    jack TPF Noob!

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    hi
    i havent used them for years, but i remember they are prone
    to getting scratched easily.

    i dont know the price now for them ,
     
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    I used to do a fair amount of rock climbing and lost a filter or two. If you're going to take a camera along, I suggest a small camera, too much weight being a problem. But if you must have a ND filter on, I would definitely go with the screw on type. Cokin is great but scratches very easily, besides it takes you more dexterity to handle a Cokin, since you'll have to take it and/or put it back in its plastic case. Have you looked at 49mm to 52mm step up rings? Then, you'll be able to use the 52mm size ND filters, which are abundant.

    Good luck.
     
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    zio TPF Noob!

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    i've only tried the polarizer...not the best, but it gets the job done and its cheap
     

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