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Filters on a Nikon 14-24mm lens

Discussion in 'Nikon Chat' started by Fen, Oct 7, 2008.

  1. Fen

    Fen Well-Known Member

    The AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED is a superb lens, but... You can't put filters on it. There is no way to attach a filter in the normal way to the front of the lens as it has a built-in 'tulip' hood.

    Perhaps, you think... you can put a rear mounted filter on?
    Nope. Nikon didn't allow for that either.

    For a few weeks now I've been thinking about what to do, how could I fit my filters onto this lens. Especially my GRADs for landscape work. I'll also need filters for Project 60.

    Then, I had an idea...

    Take one Nikon D3, a 14-24mm lens, a Lee push-on 100mm filter holder and a filter.


    Take off the lens cap...


    Cut the front of the cap off...


    And then attach the filter holder...


    Job done!

    A little bit of vignetting at 14mm, but all clear at 18mm :D
  2. Fen

    Fen Well-Known Member

    Forgot to add...

    Haven't had a chance to take any photos (apart form a few tests) with it yet as it's dark and it's raining!

    I'll post some when I get to use it :)
  3. spangler

    spangler Well-Known Member

    And there were we thinking you'd lost your lens cap!

    Regards, Andrew :D
  4. Towershot

    Towershot Well-Known Member

    I thought it was cat food. :eek:
  5. Ken_Moffat

    Ken_Moffat Well-Known Member

    Very clever!

    I'm impressed.

    There was a similar issue raised on nikonians a few months back and the solution looks expensive, but this I like and affordable.
  6. Brendan

    Brendan Well-Known Member

    excellent idea..... :)
  7. mediaman

    mediaman Well-Known Member

    What a clever little Fen!
    Put it in mass production, as there obviously is a market!
    [Can I claim 10% of profits please?]
  8. Fen

    Fen Well-Known Member

    I'd love to make one for the larger filter so they'd be no vignetting at all, but it is a bit cost prohibitive.

    Was just lucky I had a spare Lee filter holder so it's only cost me the price of the end cap and the glue!
  9. aiwa_yamaha

    aiwa_yamaha Well-Known Member

    Lets have your D3!!!!!!
  10. Fen

    Fen Well-Known Member

    hahaha yeah right!

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