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You know those silly little plastic cases every filter seems to come with?

I bought a Variable ND filter, and it actually came without one. It's got an oversize cardboard box (probably to hold 100mm filters - the filter I bought is only 58mm) that doesn't protect the filter from the box's own lint. So I'm looking for a case.

Amazon and others only seem to have "filter wallets" and other nonsense. Nonsense, I say, because my experience with these "filter wallets" is they trap dust and dirt, and are very difficult to clean. About the only way dust and dirt leaves the individual pouches is when said dust and dirt attaches itself to the filter.

I've never had such a problem with the individual plastic boxes most/many filters are sold in. But I can't find replacement boxes!

Anyone know a place that sells them? If not, a suitable case system that's easy to keep clean?

BTW, filter caps are frustrating when rotating filters such as polarizers are included in the stack. So that's not a real option for me, either.

Thanks!

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As I said, not an option, but thanks anyway.

This may have to do, but the price seems a bit outragious. I may buy a cheap UV just for the case.
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https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ..._3_pocket.html

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As I said, not an option, but thanks anyway.

Concerning stack caps I meant EXACTLY
what I wrote, and only wrote two words
so as to preempt any confusion.

Anywho, STACK CAPS.

Try to read more carefully this time, so
as to avoid confusion.
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Concerning stack caps I meant EXACTLY
what I wrote, and only wrote two words
so as to preempt any confusion.

Well, that was neighborly!
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"Well, that was neighborly!"

Sadly it ain't Green Acres anymore.
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Concerning stack caps I meant EXACTLY
what I wrote, and only wrote two words
so as to preempt any confusion.

Well, that was neighborly!


No intentions of being neighborly ...
helpful, sure, but neighborly ? No.


Such a simple solution, why make it
complex ? No one ever said he had to
STACK his filters. No one really does
that except for storage
at home. As a
a picture is not worth much anymore,
but prolly still worth a coupla dozen
words or so ....



CAPS 01 6377 E1 WS.jpg

CAPS 02 6368 E1 WS.jpg

CAPS 03 6374 E1 WS.jpg


Clearly, one isn't forced to always use the
screw-on type, but whenever there isn't any
choice, I paint the little red dot to show me
where the threading easily starts to hold.

That dioptre lens will not accept a screw-in
front cap anywho. The class curvature goes
well ahead of the front threads. The Minolta
snap-on has a lotta hollow space, so it fits
without crashing into the glass.

The other filter is one of those "Wide Angle"
polarizers [with built-in step-up to prevent
corner cut-off]. Those things never fit into
regular filter cases. The rear thead is 55mm
so I just snap in a 52mm cap. The "center-
squeeze" types seem to generally provide a
more reliable grip.






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I guess I fail to see how that first exchange was even helpful. This post was but I guess you believed it was so it was in your mind. Neighborly seems to have gone by the wayside.


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