25mm step up ring

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by takeone, Apr 11, 2004.

  1. takeone

    takeone Guest

    I'm having trouble finding a step up ring for a lens with a 25mm filter
    thread size. B&H and Adorama don't seem to have them. I don't care what
    size it steps up to, as long as it is a relatively common filter size.

    Thanks,
    Jim
     
    takeone, Apr 11, 2004
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  2. takeone

    Nick Zentena Guest


    How much money are you willing to spend?

    http://www.skgrimes.com/product/adap/index.htm

    If you're in the US they'll make anything you want. Others in the world
    KHB here in Canada. Will do the same. It'll cost a few $$$. OTOH if you can
    live with something that looks less then perfect and it's not a collecter
    lens then you could just tape/glue a ring onto the lens.

    Nick
     
    Nick Zentena, Apr 11, 2004
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  3. takeone

    takeone Guest

    How much money are you willing to spend?
    Thanks for the link. The step up ring is for a Sony camcorder, and it's
    hard to believe that that size isn't made. I would think that there are a
    lot of 25mm, one inch, filter threads out there. I'll contact SK GRIMES as
    a last resort. They are a little pricey.

    Thanks again.

    Jim
     
    takeone, Apr 11, 2004
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  4. takeone

    Nick Zentena Guest


    I bet Sony sells filters in the 25mm size? It's a common trick to use a
    uncommon size. Forcing you to buy the filters made by the lens maker.

    On one lens I have with no filter threads at all what I did was
    take the lens to a camera shop and tried on various rubber hoods. I found
    one just big enough to fit around the outside of the lens. A little duct
    tape and I had a hood and a filter ring.

    Nick
     
    Nick Zentena, Apr 11, 2004
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  5. takeone

    takeone Guest

    In this case, the lens is flush with the front of the camera, so it would be
    difficult to rig something up. Sony makes a 25mm polarizing filter, but I
    want to use a Tiffen Pro Mist.

    What happened to Tiffen's Web site? www.tiffen.com seems to be down.

    Thanks again.

    Jim
     
    takeone, Apr 11, 2004
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  6. takeone

    JD Guest

    JD, Apr 11, 2004
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  7. takeone

    takeone Guest

    If the size is 25.5mm, there are some adapters at www.2filter.com
    It's 25mm on the nose, but thanks for the link.

    Jim
     
    takeone, Apr 11, 2004
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  8. takeone

    Nick Zentena Guest


    Parts of the internet seem to be having problems this weekend. Maybe
    somebody decided to upgrade something.

    Nick
     
    Nick Zentena, Apr 11, 2004
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  9. takeone

    Francis Roy Guest

    Jim;

    At one time COKIN sold an adapter to use Cokin filters on P&S cameras.
    It was a plastic shelf with a tripod screw for the camera and a slot in
    front where the filter would go. Sounds like this is what you need since
    you are mainly concered with Cokin filters .



    Both Ednalite and Tiffen listed adapter rings to Series 5.
    If you could find one of these in a junk box it would be a start.
    This adapter is a Fine thread

    Tiffen 25F-5
    OLD Tiffen # 511 Before they simplified with marking the actual
    size.
    Ednalite 556

    Francis in VT
     
    Francis Roy, Apr 12, 2004
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  10. Hi Jim,

    In the UK there is a very good firm called SRB Film (www.srbfilm.co.uk), who
    make things to order and specialize in adapters for photo gear.

    Looking at thier pdf price list, they list stepping rings down to only 27mm,
    but will make t order, so best to get in touch direct regarding costs.

    Cheers,
    Stephen
     
    Stephen Leslie, Apr 12, 2004
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  11. takeone

    takeone Guest

    This looks like just what I need, but I don't know if it would make sense to
    order from them given that they are in the UK. I hope to find a similar
    company in the US.

    Thanks,
    Jim
     
    takeone, Apr 13, 2004
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