Hi folks, Thanks for the valuable insights from many of you. For the record I ended up with 4 of the usual B&W filters and a polarizer in the 72mm size + 3 step-up rings. A neutral gradient of some sort is probably in the works. Incidently, I purchased the lot from the Filter Connection. Their prices were very good, and the folks there were very pleasant to deal with. Of course I am not connected with them in any way, (http://www.2filter.com) Len On Sun, 12 Feb 2006 17:03:12 -0500, Len Eselson wrote: >Hello folks. >I am just getting into large format (4X5) and shoot >B&W exclusively. To date I have acquired 4 lenses >ranging from 90 to 300 mm, and of course they all >need differant filter sizes. Most of my shooting is outdoors. >I have never been a large user of filters, however I feel I >need to have them on hand should the opportunity present itself.. >I would like not to degrade the lenses I have acquired, and >also to keep the costs reasonable. My choices at this point >a: Cokin P system starting with their BW Kit, and a polarizer >b. Lee 4X4 resin filters >c. Lee Snap on rubber band gizmo with their gel set. >d. Conventional glass filters, of a size to fit the largest lens (72mm) and >adapters for the other lenses. >A set of filters for each lens is not desireable, both from a cost and >carrying limitations >Item C. is by far the lowest in cost US$60+ and appears to sove the >problem but just seems to gimicky? >Comments on these alternatives or other suggestions welcome. >Len Eselson >============================================================================================================= >To unsubscribe from this list, go to www.freelists.org and logon to your >account (the same e-mail address and password you set-up when you subscribed,) and unsubscribe from there. ============================================================================================================= To unsubscribe from this list, go to www.freelists.org and logon to your account (the same e-mail address and password you set-up when you subscribed,) and unsubscribe from there.