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    Filter Adapter for Canon 17 TS-E

    I found a German site that shows how to build a filter adapter for the Canon 17 TS-E here:
    LinsenSchuss.de - Fotografie von Dane Vetter | Hobby Fotograf aus Jestetten - Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L Filterhalter

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    I won't have time to try this for awhile but it looks promising.

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    Re: Filter Adapter for Canon 17 TS-E

    Nice!
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    Re: Filter Adapter for Canon 17 TS-E

    Lee makes an adaptor for this lens. I have it, but have not used it as yet.

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    Re: Filter Adapter for Canon 17 TS-E

    Quote Originally Posted by cerett View Post
    Lee makes an adaptor for this lens. I have it, but have not used it as yet.
    ...... as do Fotodiox in the US. There is an adapter that allows you to use 145mm CPL and ND filters including an equivalent to the Lee Big Stopper. The adapter is part of the FreeArc system which also supports 6.5 x 8.5 inch ND grads so you are able to use almost the full range of shift and tilt. A word of advice if anyone contemplates buying any of these from a third party such as Amazon. Always check with Fotodiox that you are buying the latest versions, ie. multicoated and/or slim and the FreeArc system. Not all vendors have the most up to date items or full range. I found this out the expensive way!

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    Re: Filter Adapter for Canon 17 TS-E

    I have the Lee filter adapter and have used it...very worthwhile..with the 100mm filters, does not give you the full range of movements without vignetting, but it is very close..I find that the 17mm does not need to be shifted to its outer limits for the work I do all that often. I looked at the fotodiox offering but decided the extra shift coverage was not worth the extra size, cost, logistics for me...I use the 100mm with lee holders for all of my canon lenses..

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    Re: Filter Adapter for Canon 17 TS-E

    In hindsight I tend to agree. Although the Fotodiox setup gives you the extra movement, like you, I very seldom need it. The filters are quite large and 4.2mm thick. They take up a lot of bag room in their protective covers. I don't have a satisfactory solution for a mix of ND grads and polarizer. The grads exhibit birefringence at the junction between light and dark areas which means if you want to add a polarizer you have to place a circular polarizer in front of the grads. From experience with the Lee RF 75 system their filters are free of birefringence and the polarizer can be behind or in front of the grads. Since their filter production is in house and standardised I'd assume the 100mm system would behave in the same way.

    If I hadn't got such an investment in Fotodiox I'd seriously consider Lee.

    Here's how Lee filters are made: http://vimeo.com/18124775

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    Re: Filter Adapter for Canon 17 TS-E

    Is there a polarising solution for this lens or indeed the Nikon 14-24?
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    Re: Filter Adapter for Canon 17 TS-E

    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Rubinstein View Post
    Is there a polarising solution for this lens or indeed the Nikon 14-24?
    Fotodiox have a huge polariser to be used with their adaptor kit. They have adaptors for a number of ultra wide lenses including the 17mm TS-E and the Nikon 14-24mm
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    Re: Filter Adapter for Canon 17 TS-E

    Hi Ben,

    The Lee standard 100mm filter holder works with Lee's 4" square glass polarizer which can be rotated to control the polarizing effect with ease.

    I use this polarizer for all of my canon lenses with the Lee system and get very satisfactory results..

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