Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

203 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 3

Topic # 93211 16-Nov-2011 10:45
Send private message

The answer to this question sounds obvious to me, but if I am wrong, ill be annoyed! : )

Basically I want a filter system and was looking at the Cokin P for my Canon EOS 600D.
Ive had a look around and it seems to be the most available, but please feel free to let me know if ive missed a contender.

Question 1:
Does the Cokin P attachment have to be vertical? or can I rotate it on the lens?

Im doing a lot of waterfall photography, so depending where I am, im normally in the hills. So the hill might be putting shadow line on or near the photo point.
I like long exposure photos, which isnt possible when the suns out (without filters) So im making sure I get a system I can use for my needs.

I would have a ND Gradient filter in there. But it would have to follow the shadow line, So its not normally straight, some times its 45degrees or so.

Question 2:
Can I use regular 58mm (in my case) filters behind the Cokin P adapter?
Im also wanting to get some regular 58mm screw on filters. But if they are not going to work, ill have to look at getting the same type in a cokin P system.

Create new topic
2060 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 225


  Reply # 545919 16-Nov-2011 10:50
Send private message

Assuming it's just a bigger version of the Cokin A series the ansers are:

1) No, it can be any way you want. There are little friction clips on each side to hold the filter in place. A ring attaches to the lens and the filter holder can spin on the ring.
2) Yes but if you add too many filters you may start to see dark areas in the corner of the photo because the sensor is seeing the filter mount. This will depend on your lens and how thick the filters are.

203 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 3

  Reply # 546579 17-Nov-2011 17:03
Send private message

I think ill get my other filters as Cokin P ones as well then. So I can have a ND and ND gradient on at the same time (depending on situation)

Is there anywhere recommended to get these from?
Or just Trademe?
Would have to be online. I went into a camera shop here in Tauranga and asked if they had any ND filters and they just looked at my like I was crazy. 'O, makes it darker, you must mean a polarizing filter...' yeah....nah..

I just ordered a couple of things from, I tried to ask these as well, but they wont send them overseas.


1771 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 116

  Reply # 546783 18-Nov-2011 10:09
Send private message

The Cokin P system is really very very versatile.

I have two Cokin adaptors, one wideangle one, and one normal one. The wideangle adaptor can take two P filters, and the normal one three (from memory). I've stacked three ND's and done some reallllllly long exposures.

You get a ring that goes on the end of your lens, whether stacked with threaded filters or not, and then the plastic Cokin adaptor slides over the top and is rotatable to any angle. You cannot have each Cokin filter on the adaptor rotate individually, only as a group.

I bought Cokin lens caps so that I don't need to take the adaptor ring off of the lens at all. Some lens caps don't like the smooth inner surface of the ring so Cokin make a lens cap that slides on. They can be a pain at first but I like them now.

Anyway, I'd say the Cokin system is exactly what you want.

367 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 10

  Reply # 546785 18-Nov-2011 10:11
Send private message

When I saw the subject of this I thought you meant Cooking P.

Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:

News »

Phone prices rising as users move upmarket
Posted 24-Nov-2017 17:16

Talking net neutrality on RNZ Nine-to-Noon
Posted 24-Nov-2017 12:11

Air New Zealand experiments with blockchain technology
Posted 23-Nov-2017 15:39

Symantec selects Amazon Web Services to deliver cloud security
Posted 23-Nov-2017 10:40

New Zealand Ministry of Education chooses Unisys for cloud-based education resourcing management system
Posted 22-Nov-2017 22:00

Business analytics software powers profits for NZ wine producers
Posted 22-Nov-2017 21:52

Pyrios strikes up alliance with Microsoft integrator UC Logiq
Posted 22-Nov-2017 21:51

The New Zealand IT services ecosystem - it's all digital down here
Posted 22-Nov-2017 21:49

Volvo to supply tens of thousands of autonomous drive compatible cars to Uber
Posted 22-Nov-2017 21:46

From small to medium and beyond: Navigating the ERP battlefield
Posted 21-Nov-2017 21:12

Business owners: ERP software selection starts (and finishes) with you
Posted 21-Nov-2017 21:11

Why I'm not an early adopter
Posted 21-Nov-2017 10:39

Netatmo launches smart home products in New Zealand
Posted 20-Nov-2017 20:06

Huawei Mate 10: Punchy, long battery life, artificial intelligence
Posted 20-Nov-2017 16:30

Propel launch Disney Star Wars Laser Battle Drones
Posted 19-Nov-2017 21:26

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.