Cokin Filters for SLR Camera's

@pinklilly (3445)
December 29, 2008 6:03am CST
Does anyone use them? I am wanting to buy some but don't know a whole lot about them.. I have a 52mm lense and was wondering if I buy a adapter to suit my lense and a filter holder would it take the P series filters?? It's all New to me, so I'm really not sure as I can't seem to find any smaller filter screens, so am assuming that they would fit??? or am I wrong?? Any help would be highly appriciated...
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@trickiwoo (2702)
• United States
4 Jan 09
The A series (known as the "Amateur" series) is for lenses with a filter size of 36mm to 62mm. It is acceptable for most basic lenses. The P series (known as the "Professional" series) is for lenses with a filter size of 48mm to 84mm. It is acceptable for most lenses and works better for wide angle lenses than the A series. The Z-Pro series is geared for medium format cameras. And the X-Pro series is for lenses with a filter size of 62mm to 112mm. It is also good for medium format cameras, as well as fisheye lenses or lenses with very large filters. I personally use the P series. Most photographers recommend the P series as it is very versatile.
@ahgong (10064)
• Singapore
19 Jan 09
This is the first time I am seeing such a understandable explanation for the different filters. Thanks a lot my friend. It sure makes it so much easier to know what to look for when I walk into a store. No more being led by the nose to get some expensive stuff that I do not need or some cheap stuff at a high price. Appreciate the explanation.
@pinklilly (3445)
• Australia
19 Jan 09
Thank You so much Trickiwoo for your wonderful response it has helped me and surely others too.... I have been doing my research on them since starting this discussion and I brought the P series and am very happy with them. It has made a Big diffence to certain photo's it's Amazing....