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11/20/2008 12:22:26 PM · #1
Hi, I was wondering if anyone here has used the singh-ray gold and blue polarizer...I have loved the unique images taken my Darwin Wiggett and others on the Singh Ray website, but would like input from others besides those pros promoting the filter...thanks, Marion
11/20/2008 01:05:33 PM · #2
I have the cokin P series version but havn't had any great success with it. Seems pretty tricky to use... 21.gif jdannels has some nice shots in his challenge entries with the Cokin version. He may chime in with some info.
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11/20/2008 01:19:45 PM · #3
I've often admired the Singh-Ray blue/gold, but I can't justify the huge price of it.

21.gif mpeters, the Cokin version you mentioned, is that the Cokin Blue/Yellow polarizer? I had one for a while and couldn't seem to get the results I wanted from it, so sold it. I'm thinking of buying another one and giving it another try, but I'm not sure yet.

Does anyone know if the Cokin one really is essentially the same as the Singh-ray version?
11/20/2008 01:46:02 PM · #4
Originally posted by OdysseyF22:



Does anyone know if the Cokin one really is essentially the same as the Singh-ray version?


It the same intended purpose, but that is like saying a Kia does the same thing as a Ferrari. Glass Vs. Plastic for one and much beeter mounts and coatings on the Singh-ray.

I sold my SR gold/blue polar when I started shooting more digital than chromes.
11/20/2008 01:53:57 PM · #5
The SR filters are definitely the Ferrari of filters(at least in my world) and they have the price tag to match. I purchased the B/Y Cokin to experiment and see if I liked the effects before spending the $$ on a SR. So far, I remain unconvinced.

Now, the SR vari-ND? I'd love to add it to my bag.
11/20/2008 01:55:50 PM · #6
Aren't the SR filters the screw on type? To me a vari filter that's screw on is not very flexible.

Does Lee have a blue/gold polarizer?
11/20/2008 02:00:22 PM · #7
Originally posted by cpanaioti:

Aren't the SR filters the screw on type? To me a vari filter that's screw on is not very flexible.

Does Lee have a blue/gold polarizer?


Yes, but the vari-ND filter can dial in a range of densities(5 f stops if I remember) depending on the situation. It would have vignetting on the widest end(not so great). I don't know if it is worth the money (unless it is making you some!)

Don't think Lee makes a B/G.

At extreme wide angles, a polarizer plays tricks on the sky so they aren't always the best to use.
11/20/2008 02:02:23 PM · #8
Originally posted by mpeters:

Originally posted by cpanaioti:

Aren't the SR filters the screw on type? To me a vari filter that's screw on is not very flexible.

Does Lee have a blue/gold polarizer?


Yes, but the vari-ND filter can dial in a range of densities(5 f stops if I remember) depending on the situation. It would have vignetting on the widest end(not so great). I don't know if it is worth the money (unless it is making you some!)



Ya, but the grad line is always in the middle.

ETA: Just checked Lee's site and they only have the standard polarizers. They do have grad colour filters like Cokin though, maybe combine a yellow one and a blue one. Not the same thing, but .....

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11/20/2008 02:10:20 PM · #9
Originally posted by cpanaioti:

Originally posted by mpeters:

Originally posted by cpanaioti:

Aren't the SR filters the screw on type? To me a vari filter that's screw on is not very flexible.

Does Lee have a blue/gold polarizer?


Yes, but the vari-ND filter can dial in a range of densities(5 f stops if I remember) depending on the situation. It would have vignetting on the widest end(not so great). I don't know if it is worth the money (unless it is making you some!)



Ya, but the grad line is always in the middle.

ETA: Just checked Lee's site and they only have the standard polarizers. They do have grad colour filters like Cokin though, maybe combine a yellow one and a blue one. Not the same thing, but .....


Their vari-ND isn't Graduated. It is used strictly for increasing exposure time.

I agree with you on gradND filters, screw on are useless!
11/20/2008 02:15:05 PM · #10
Originally posted by mpeters:

Originally posted by cpanaioti:

Originally posted by mpeters:

Originally posted by cpanaioti:

Aren't the SR filters the screw on type? To me a vari filter that's screw on is not very flexible.

Does Lee have a blue/gold polarizer?


Yes, but the vari-ND filter can dial in a range of densities(5 f stops if I remember) depending on the situation. It would have vignetting on the widest end(not so great). I don't know if it is worth the money (unless it is making you some!)



Ya, but the grad line is always in the middle.

ETA: Just checked Lee's site and they only have the standard polarizers. They do have grad colour filters like Cokin though, maybe combine a yellow one and a blue one. Not the same thing, but .....


Their vari-ND isn't Graduated. It is used strictly for increasing exposure time.

I agree with you on gradND filters, screw on are useless!


That's a cool effect for an ND filter (non-grad). No stacking required, just dial in the amount you want.
11/20/2008 02:21:57 PM · #11
Found non-screw in singh-ray filters:

//www.singh-ray.com/grndgrads.html

... and the blue/gold comes in a sprocket mount that fits the Cokin holder.

//www.singh-ray.com/goldnblue.html

I was reading on Photo.net that the singh-ray filters are subject to warping, more so than Lee or Cokin.

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