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derAngler
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« on: September 28, 2013, 01:39:25 PM »
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I am searching for a small/thin (!) filter pouch which takes 3 Lee Seven5 filters  (90mmx75mm). Unfortunately Lee is only offering larger pouches for the 150mm system, which I already own. But they are too large for my purpose.
Maybe someone can recommend a good company?

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« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2013, 06:21:56 PM »
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Yeah, the Lee solution is too bulky for me.

The smallest I've seen so far is the Kinesis gear filter pouch, which is made for Cokin P, or up to 100mm, so it will still be larger than what you are looking for.  I imagine with the booming popularity of mirrorless cameras, a 75mm pouch is not too far away.

http://www.kgear.com/store/f/f103.html
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« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2013, 06:40:42 AM »
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Thank you for your recommendation. In the meanwhile I went with the Schneider 4 x 4" Five Slot Filter Pouch. Actually it is still too big, but at least smaller than the Lee version. I will keep watching for a real 75mm pouch.
 
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« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2013, 02:12:46 AM »
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Today I got an answer directly from Lee:

"We will be releasing the triple wrap in 75mm size in the very near future (early 2014) - these wraps give pretty good protection in a very compact package. I use 3 of these for my fitter set and they fit in a small camera bag or even a pocket with ease.
I also intend to work on a range of storage & transport options for Seven5 later next year - hopefully the system will become very popular and allow us to invest in making it a full system as it goes forward.
I hope this helps.

With regards,

Graham Merritt"

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« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2013, 11:53:45 AM »
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Der Angler, do the gradients on the seven5 filters look different from the gradients of full size filters? Do you like the seven5 system? I am shopping for a system that will fit my Sigma DP # Merrills, which are large (APS-C) compacts.
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« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2013, 02:09:57 PM »
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I use/used the filters on the Sigma DP3 Merrill, Sony RX1R and Ricoh GR. I think for all small sized cameras the Seven5 System is the right choice. The gradients from the original 150x100mm system is just too wide to be useful for these cameras. The Seven5 is much more narrow. Considering the Sigma Merrill's, you should also keep in mind that the LCD screen on these cameras is not the best. Setting up the filters horizon can be difficult sometimes, especially in daylight.
Also you have to be a little bit more careful with the setup. The Seven5 holder gets loose after intensive use. So make sure to tighten the screws from time to time. Also the clip on polarizer shows the same effect. First I thought it is much better than the larger system. Right now I would say they are both equal. The Seven5 is just not as sturdy as the bigger version. Overall I am very happy with my purchase and would buy it again anytime. But I keep both systems, as long as I still use bigger lenses like the Canon TS.
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« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2013, 08:09:05 PM »
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The gradients from the original 150x100mm system is just too wide to be useful for these cameras. The Seven5 is much more narrow.

Not being much of a math person (which is actually a gross understatement), it would seem to me that the diameter of f/8 (etc.) on a lens of a given focal length, on a given sensor size (E.g. APS-C) would be identical regardless of the form factor of the lens or camera body.  Ergo, the "blend area" neither no narrower or wider than any other camera w/ the same parameters.  

Or, does the diameter of lens elements themselves have some sort of influence on the relative "actual size" size of any given aperture?  And if this is the case, grad filters would then seem to have "relative" wide-narrow parameters for all lenses depending on each len's physical dimensions.

Somebody fill me in where I have it wrapped around the axle.

Rand
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« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2013, 04:27:04 AM »
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Actually it also confuses me. I thought I could use the large Lee system on all my cameras and lenses. But in reality it just doesn't work good with the smaller cameras. The diameter of the lens elements is the decisive factor in this case, even I cannot explain why.
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« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2013, 11:47:49 AM »
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 I gather that the Lee ND grad orientation is done by moving the holder with respect to the adapter ring, pull spring clip out, turn, release spring clip? Or does the adapter ring rotate with respect to the lens? Why not put the adapter on the polarizer rather than deal with a loose front clip-on polarizer? Attach adapter ring to polarizer, adjust polarizer, then clip on the holder and grad ND? I already have 49mm and 52mm polarizers with front threads for my Sigma DP#Merrills , I'd prefer not buying an expensive extra polarizer.
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« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2013, 05:48:36 AM »
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You can rotate the adapter ring without releasing the spring clip. If you want to use this setup on top of a polarizer, you only need to screw on a Lee adapter ring that fits your polarizer and put the Lee Seven5 adapter ring on top of this adapter ring. Of course this only works if your polarizer has a screw in mount. 
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« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2014, 06:36:50 PM »
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I have made my own filter case for the Seven5 format.

Since other people have also asked for a filter pouch and there is none available, I decided to make one. I have written an article about how I did it and uploaded photos of the process here:

http://www.making-photo-gear.com/seven5-filter-box/


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