Cokin X-Pro Filter Rig for Nikon 14-24mm lens/Nikon D700

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    This is my home brewed holder or "rig" for my Cokin X-Pro filter system. There is a lot of misinformation in Nikon centric forums saying that it is not possible to use ND or ND Grad. filters with the Nikon 14-24mm lens. This is not the case. The above solution is for my Nikon D700.

    There is no vignetting at 14mm if I only use one filter and 17mm if I stacked two filters together (Cokin X-Pro ND4 and ND8 Grad. filters).

    Also most of the DIY solutions that I have seen for the Nikon 14-24mm lens are for the "DX" or cropped sensor Nikons, e.g. D300, D90. Not suitable at all for a "FX" or full frame DSLR, e.g. D700, D3 or D3X.

    Cokin X-Pro Filter Holder
    Cokin X-Pro Universal Adapter
    Home brewed (DIY) filter "rig"/adapter

    Click here for more information on how I did it.

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    1. Kopfjäger [deleted] 65 months ago | reply

      Great shot!
      Impressive equipment!
      Thanks for sharing, my friend!

      Have a great time!

    2. alexkess 65 months ago | reply

      That is one crazy setup. I wanted to buy that lens for my d700, but went with the 17-35 2.8 in the end for exactly that reason, attaching filters is a pain. Good to hear there is a workaround... This will be on my Santa wishlist for sure. Now I only have to be good.

    3. lozzmann 65 months ago | reply

      Thanks Moe.
      Thanks Alex. When I first started looking into getting the lens there were a lot of forums saying that it was not possible to use filters with it. I did some research and was confident that the Cokin X-Pro would do the job.

      I bought the 14-24 mm on faith that it would be possible to some how attach filters to it. It took me two attempts to get the adapter right and I am so glad I wasn't deterred by those naysayers. Anyway you better start saving your pennies. You won't regret it!

    4. lozzmann 65 months ago | reply

      Thanks Coral! Thanks Eden!

    5. siyuanhua 64 months ago | reply

      superb setup!
      have a great holiday season
      merry christmas!

    6. csuzanne - off/on 64 months ago | reply

      Hi Lozzman! I thought of you and wanted to stop by and wish you a very happy New Year!! I hope all is well and also hope to see more of your spectacular photos in 2010! Thanks for being one of my very first contacts on Flickr -- :)

    7. lozzmann 64 months ago | reply

      Thanks Simon.. Happy New Year!

      Thanks ,for thinking of me, Cathy! Happy New Year and I also hope to see lots of pics from you this year too. I have been slack with my photography of late. Hopefully, this will be changing in the near future!

    8. i.rashid007 63 months ago | reply

      Thanks Mate, Great work !

    9. MoenPhoto© 56 months ago | reply

      what is this filters function?

    10. lozzmann 56 months ago | reply

      Hi Martin,
      ND & Graduated ND filters are usually used for landscapes and seascapes photography. ND filters tend to be used for long exposures and Grad ND normally used to balance really bright skies with the darker foreground.


    11. Porchgoddess 43 months ago | reply

      1) What kind size of pipe do I need to make this rig? On Amazon, I have purchased a 2 foot length of 4-inch ABS foam core pipe (black) online. Is that the right diameter?
      2) What length should I cut the pipe?
      I am in desperate need of your reply. My husband, the maker of my rig, is driving me crazy!

    12. Chris Brocklebank 40 months ago | reply

      Nice effort, I've got a 105mm Front Holder Ring which fits the Cokin Z-Pro system, It allows you to use any 105mm Circular Polariser rather than being stuck with the Cokin version!!

    13. Agustin Escalante F 32 months ago | reply

      Can you tell me wich filter is more usefull the x 120 or x 121?

      Thank you

    14. Philippem. 24 months ago | reply

      The main difference between Cokin and Lee is the ability to use a circular polarizer filter with the Cokin X Pro system but not possible with the Lee system.

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