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| p.3 #9 · Fotodiox introduces two WonderPana Filter Systems |
Fred Miranda wrote:
In our opinion, it is fully functional all around, we have had very few returns on this product. Right now we are sold out of the 66 system again (we currently still have stock on the basic 145 system), but we should be back in stock within a week or so.
What you have been reading about is the idea that the 66 version of our system needs to incorporate greater rotational ability than the 8 rotation positions currently available via thumbscrew. The core unit is very well made with an all-metal construction and custom brass thumbscrews.
Hope this information is helpful.
I just got the entire system for the Canon 17mm TS-E. I was initially worried about the rotation limitation discussed here but would like to point out that the lens itself can do all the rotation. It could be an issue for non-TS-E lenses but with this one, there is no need to mess with the thumbscrews at all when changing orientation.
My initial reaction to the product is very positive. It's very well designed and the system and filters seem to be of very high quality. Vignetting is my next concern. I will be testing it shortly and post a little review on it.
PS: It would be VERY helpful if you would develop adapter threads to attach the 17 TS-E WonderPana system on other lenses like the 24 TSE for example. Basically a threaded step-down adapter that could be attached to 82mm, 77mm and 67mm lenses. Like that, we would not need to have two different sets of filters on the field. We would use the WonderPana filters for lenses with threads as well.
Yes, if your lens rotates on its axis, then you're good to go, except for the vignetting. But, my guess is that you'll be okay at 17mm. Though, at 14mm (based on my Nikno 14-24mm lens), it vignettes with the C-POL when focusing at about 1 meter or less or any time with the split grads because the holder vignettes.
For those without a TS lens, the thumbscrews are a big issue even under the best circumstances. Imagine wearing with winter gloves.