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New HOYA ND filter cine set for a very special price

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Recently I purchased the BMPCC, this is my first post in this part of the forum.

I have been following a thread at bmcuser.com about a new nd filter set from HOYA. The tests shows its one of the best nd filter sets at that price point.

 

http://bmcuser.com/showthread.php?6403-New-Hoya-ProNDs-Rolling-Report-Thread&s=7aaab008e89151731778c01d512fdae8.html  

 

Here is the order page:

http://www.kenkodepot.com/products/hoya/prond-filters/cine-nd-kit/hoya-prond-cine-nuetral-density-filter-kit-77mm-nd4-nd8-nd16-nd32-nd64.html

 

Unfortunately for me I live in Sweden and the deal isn’t available outside the US. I have tried buying the set but its not possible for them to ship.

 

Could anyone, that live in the US help a fellow bmpcc user out?

I would sincerly appreciate your help. The deal ends December 31. I will pay for everything, that includes the item getting to your door and then the shipping costs to Sweden.

 

Cheers

//Denko

 

 

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These filters may be top quality, but cost too much for my taste. What is more: They don't help at all (see below)!

 

The reasoning is this: I know that an ND fader is not as good as a set of fixed NDs, but the slight cast that a *cheaper* set might introduce can be easily removed in post, given that you color correct every shot anyway.

 

There is another issue with colors with our oh-so-affordable Pocket: IR contamination. Didn't you notice lights at 3200°K had a magenta cast? And blacks a muddy brown with other flavours?

 

Read this.

 

My conclusion (so far): It's not the ND itself that has the wrong color, it just doesn't block (and so attenuates) infrared light. There should be an ND fader with IR-blocker (or a set of combined ND+IR), optimized for the Pocket, so that one didn't have to stack filters. For this I would happily pay 500 € or more, but not for a set like that. 

 

EDIT: Well, there is (even with 700nm specs, close to BMs 680nm recommendation). I'd prefer 72mm though. 

EDIT2: Even cheaper.

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