I'm currently shooting a film that I'm going to submit to some film festivals. I'm going to have to reshoot one particular shot where there is a 'rack focus.' Depth of field wasn't shallow enough for my liking. Moving closer to the closest subject would of course help but I also need an ND filter as well. Unfortunately, I don't have an ND filter for this particular lens I'm using which has a 58mm filter thread. Ive got a few ND filters but they are either too small or too large.
Some time ago, I ordered a step up ring from interstate (via eBay) for this film I'm working on so that I could use my 67mm NDX4 filter on this lens. It was estimated to have arrived at around 16 – 18 December 2015. Still hasn't shown up. Unfortunately time is running out and as I'm currently on an island, I just can't go down to the local shop and get another step up ring because no such shop exists here.
Which brings me to my main question – has anyone been resourceful enough to use a filter on a smaller diameter lens without a step up ring? Of course some people use filters on lenses without any filter thread so there must be a way. With regards to using filters on lenses with no filter thread, I thought of some way of doing that in the past but I can't remember the exact plan I came up with. Think it may involved wrapping some soft material tightly around the front of the lens and maybe a rubber band as well. Guess I could try and wedge the filter into the material and hope it stays in place.
Edited by Patrick Cooper, 31 December 2015 - 07:06 PM.