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#1 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 04 December 2010 - 03:16 PM

Cokin sells a range of 100mm square (100x150 for the grads) glass filters aimed at the stills photography market.

They are much much cheaper than 4x4 movie filters, but 100mm is 3.93 inches.

Fine, OK, they're not going to be as good as Tiffen or whatever, but - do these things fit normal 4x4 matte boxes?

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Posted 04 December 2010 - 03:31 PM

Phil,

I have a Z-Pro holder that I use to put Schneider and Tiffen 4x4's on my D-SLR. The filters fit perfectly.

I don't have any Cokin filters though.
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Posted 04 December 2010 - 04:21 PM

I used to use cokin P series filters in a 4x4" mattebox. They are only 84mm wide, so you couldn't use WA lenses with them, but the height was close enough to 4" that a couple of strips of gaffer tape top and bottom made them fit perfectly.
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#4 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 04 December 2010 - 05:56 PM

OK, we'll do that then.

I mean, £350 for a set of Formatt ND grads. £140 for the Cokin. And the Cokin are glass. Just for something to own so I have some...
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#5 Chris Keth

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Posted 05 December 2010 - 12:15 PM

Sometimes, you can get broken, scratched, or pitted 6x6 filters from a rental house that they would toss out. Quite often, you can cut a perfectly fine 4x4 or 4x5 filter out of these problem 6x6 filters.
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Posted 14 December 2010 - 05:36 AM

I've gathered quite a collection of Cokin X-pro s for exactly the same reason, cost plus pretty much a filter is a filter and Cokin is a reputable company so why not use still filters if they're within your price range. I've ran into a very similar situation in that I don't have a filter holder that exactly fits these filters which are 170mm x 130mm so I was planning on buying a couple of extra ones and having them cut and welded to fit the X-pro filters. The X-pro are resin so I have to be careful with them but they will cover 35mm anamorphic lomos in all focal lengths and cost me a 10th of what a comparable Tiffen filter would run so for me they're worth the trouble. I still need to find a deal on a circular pola as well as some low con. I may have to go with Harrison on those though.
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#7 Edgar Nyari

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Posted 20 April 2016 - 07:36 PM

Sorry to resurrect this thread, but I have the same question. It's been 6 years, but Phil, did you find out if the Z series fits inside a 4x4 tray?

 

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