Hi folks, this is my first posting on Nikonians - there's some incredibly useful stuff on this site, keep up the good work!
OK, my problem - I bought an F90x with 28-105 F3.5 - 4.5 Nikkor zoom a few months ago, and I have to say I am incredibly impressed with it, especially the metering which has yet to let me down - I was accustomed to bracketing with my old Olympus OM2 but find I waste film now if I bracket...
When I bought the lens, I got a Hoya standard issue circular polariser, 62 mm to fit the lens. Trouble is, at the 28 mm setting, it vignettes, dark shadows being visible in the corners of my trannies. especially at F8 or smaller.
The options I have considered are:
1/ Get a super-slim screw-in polariser from Sigma, Hoya or Nikon (are theirs all that slim?). But these things cost crazy money, I think around £100 here in the UK. Plus, how can I be certain they won't still vignette? (and yes, I do remove the UV first!!!).
Has anyone any experience of these on this lens?
2/ I have the Cokin P system (I think it's the 'P', anyway, the intermediate size one) and I could buy their circular polariser, but again, will it cure the problem - certainly the filter holder appears in the corners if it's not mounted straight...?
3/ I am contemplating buying a Nikkor 24 mm F2.8 AFD. What's the best polariser for it, one that will avoid the vignette problem? Is there a 52 mm one out there slim enough, or would my existing 62 mm one work with a step-up ring? Again, what about Cokin?
Lots of questions for someone to get their teeth into, hope I didn't bore you too much.
Any answers much appreciated...
#1. "RE: Help wanted...Which Polariser?" | In response to Reply # 0f5fstop Basic MemberFri 20-Oct-00 06:53 PM
First off, I will admit I'm not a lover of Cokin filters. Singh Ray makes some optical glass filters that will fit into a Cokin holder that are extremely good. However, they are also extremely costly.
I jut purchased the slim 5mm Hoya polorizer for my 20-35mm Tokina and find that it did cure the problem of vignetting that I had with the standard size polorizer I used. Now, the vignetting never really appeared in a slide since it was so minimal that it was covered by the mount. However, when the slide was removed and an Ilfochrome print was made, there it was, slight vignetting in each corner. Lucky, the matting covered the vignetted corners.
Other than that, I could only see the slight vignetting in my F5 (10)% viewfinder), I could not see it with my F100 (96% viewfinder).
So, I would recommend going to a camera store, trying on one of the slim filters, shooting a roll of film at all apertures, having it developed and see if it works. You won't see it in the viewfinder of an N90s since it is not 100% coverage. You could try mail order and return it if it does not work.
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