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Archive 2013 · Samyang/Rokinon 14mm DIY Filter Holder
  
 
Mr. Park
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p.1 #1 · Samyang/Rokinon 14mm DIY Filter Holder


In a couple weeks, I will be taking a trip up to Oregon where I will be mainly shooting streams creeks and waterfalls. My lens of choice will be the 14mm, although I will have a 35mm and 85mm. The 14mm poses a problem, since it can't accept conventional filters. The 35mm and 85mm, if used, will have a VND.

I looked online and the options available for this style of lens are IMO ridiculously overpriced.
-Lucroit 14mm holder: http://www.adorama.com/HTLWAHC14L.html
-Fotodiox Wonderpana: http://fotodioxpro.com/index.php/wonderpana-66-essentials-0-9se-kit-system-holder-lens-cap-6-5-x8-0-9-3-stop-soft-edge-graduated-neutral-density-filter-and-145mm-circular-polarizer-cpl-filter.html
-Lee SW150: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/693472-REG/LEE_Filters_KIT_SW150_SW150_Filter_Holder_Kit.html


I realize that some of these are not specifically designed for the 14mm, but with some minor work I suppose they could be fitted to the Samyang.

What I've made only cost me about $25, and I'll admit what I've saved in cost I probably lost with convenience. I don't plan on using ND's with this lens very often, so that was my justification on making my own.

Let me know if you have any questions, comments, or ideas. I plan on making a version 2 of this in the future.


DSC_5709 by -AVN-, on Flickr


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DSC_5736 by -AVN-, on Flickr



Jul 01, 2013 at 07:22 PM
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p.1 #2 · Samyang/Rokinon 14mm DIY Filter Holder


Arvin,

Nice work with the unique DIY filter mount; it is always nice to see someones efforts that are reasonable and produce the desired result.

Regards,

Edd



Jul 01, 2013 at 11:22 PM
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p.1 #3 · Samyang/Rokinon 14mm DIY Filter Holder


You should try google sketchup and get it 3d printed.

http://www.mastersketchup.com/8-tips-for-3d-printing-with-sketchup/

But I think it would cost more than $25.



Jul 01, 2013 at 11:38 PM
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p.1 #4 · Samyang/Rokinon 14mm DIY Filter Holder


very cool

careful tightening it as the lens is plastic.



Jul 02, 2013 at 08:52 PM
 

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p.1 #5 · Samyang/Rokinon 14mm DIY Filter Holder


Thanks for the informative link regarding 3d printing. Had no idea as to what it was until I read that link. Seems like a viable option, however I feel that I'll need fairly precise dimensions of the lens. Maybe when I have more funds available, I'll consider that option.

I was able to figure out a "safe" number of turns for the lens. Just enough so the holder does not fall off the lens.



Jul 04, 2013 at 05:56 AM
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p.1 #6 · Samyang/Rokinon 14mm DIY Filter Holder


Looks like a very elegant solution.
Your are correct as far as the prices for filter holders. They are Ridiculous!
I made a panoramic tripod mount out of wood and it works great.
Cherubino



Jul 04, 2013 at 12:23 PM
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p.1 #7 · Samyang/Rokinon 14mm DIY Filter Holder


One thing I forgot to mention: it is extremely important to make sure that the viewfinder is not open. I'm pretty sure that D300 and above bodies have a built in lever to shut the viewfinder. Otherwise, the rubber cap needs to be switched to the one supplied.

If it's open, it really introduces alot of light and creates a circular "halo" that is very purple on the central portion of the image.



Jul 06, 2013 at 05:17 AM
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p.1 #8 · Samyang/Rokinon 14mm DIY Filter Holder


great DIY Mr Park ! can you share what collar you used to mount the filter assembly? It looks like the lens cap but im not so sure. thanks for sharing this DIY

edit : found thr flickr link in a google search. for those who also wonder OP used this as a base collar.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Dryer-Easy-Dock-EZDOCK/203702622?keyword=dryer+easy+dock#.Ueqj93DR4hs



Jul 20, 2013 at 02:46 PM





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