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For sale a like new VAF50D mosaic engineering anti aliasing flter, make an offer please!
New import from USA to France is 350e with import taxes, crazy expensive but so important for having a perfect picture when RAW recording with the 50D, and the difference is clearly noticeable, you can have it right now for way less, international shipping, just dare give an offer and i'll let you know
FS (for sale) VAF-50D Mosaic Engineering anti aliasing and moire filter for CANON 50D
220e / 250usd free shipping from France, paypal payment.
send me private message if possible.
By Olivier Vanaschen
I am selling different 4x4 filters all great shape, all with a pouch. Here's the list and prices:
- 4x4 Formatt Fog 1/4 and Fog 1/2: 80 EUR (for the two filters)
- 4x4 Schneider Classic Soft 2: 80 EUR
- 4x4 Tiffen Black Pro-Mist 2: 70 EUR
- 4x4 Tiffen Glimmerglass 3: 120 EUR
- 4x4 Schneider ND 0.9: 60 EUR
- 4x4 Schenider IR ND 1.8 Platinum: 120 EUR
Shipping is 9 EUR per filter to most countries. Combined shipping is cheaper. Payment by Paypal.
Here is my e-mail: email@example.com
All the best,
By Sangye Ince-Johannsen
I broke my L.C.W Fader Variable ND II a while back, and finally got around to replacing it. I decided to give the Bower variable ND a try, at $40. Bower makes decent lenses, so I thought I might luck out.
And luck out, I did. It's definitely better than the L.C.W, with less bokeh striation / "texture", no noticeable color shift up to the strongest setting, and the characteristic 'X' pattern only shows up at the very strongest settings (7/8+), as opposed to on the L.C.W where it dominates the image at every strength above 2/3 or so. I haven't tried many higher end variable ND filters, but I'd like to see how this one stacks up against them. So far I'm very impressed.
The only issue I have noticed is that the first 1/5 of the adjustment throw seems to go from a strong polarizing effect to a more transparent effect, without any ND loss or gain. After that the polarizing effect stays minimal, and the neutral density increases as expected. On the plus side, this quirk might mean that the filter could double as both a variable ND filter, and as a linear polarizer.
The bokeh texture / "striation" is my biggest complaint, but it's still not as coarse as the L.C.W Fader mk. II that I used to own.
The 'X' pattern also doesn't show up until a strength that I find myself unlikely ever to want to use anyway (e.g. T1.3, 1/50s, bright sunlight, ISO 1600).
Color shift is negligible. Sometimes green things seem to get an ever so slightly brownish cast, but it's so, so subtle.
Softening is also quite mild. In my testing it's not an issue, and if anything seems to be a subjective change rather than an objective softening. I have not used it on a lens longer than 85mm, though, so maybe it's worse on teles.
My verdict is that, for $40, this is should be an obvious choice for a budget VND. If I had more money of course I'd buy a Schneider, Singh-Ray, or Heliopan, but this performs like what I'd expect from a VND in the $150-$250 range.
I've attached one sample. For more, look here: