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Old 2011-07-24, 9:13pm
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I just bought the new Nikon d5100 DSLR and was wondering if anywhere makes screw on filters for cameras that are didymium? The camera has HD video on it so I thought it would be good to have the filter so I can can film/photograph lampworking. The size I am looking for is a 52mm.
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Old 2011-07-24, 11:09pm
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A quick search on Google indicates that Hoya and Tiffen both make a 52 mm didy camera filter.

http://camerafilters.net/shopsite_sc...ml/page10.html

and perhaps search Amazon for other choices.....
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Old 2011-07-25, 7:56am
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I got mine from Aura Lens. You send them a filter ring (I had an old UV filter laying around) and they send you back the ring with a didymium filter in it. If I remember correctly cost me like $40 for a 58mm.
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Old 2011-07-25, 8:13am
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I got mine from Aura Lens as well - the cheapest daylight filter was about $15, then another $80 for Aura Lens to put in the didymium, plus shipping - for a 67mm one. That was about four years ago. If you can find a ready made one, it'd probably cost you less.
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Old 2011-07-25, 4:52pm
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You could also try using a neutral density filter or an enhancing filter. I don't know if all of them are, but some enhancing filters are made with didymium glass. But you might be able to get neutral density gels fairly cheap and stock them to get the density you want. You could also try gradient ND filters so that the flame is reduced but the artist in not. A polarizer filter might also help. On occasion (non-glass shots) I've used a Lee filter holder and different gels and a polarizer to get different results. If you had a filter holder (you can also hold gels by hand) you can stack different filters and it might give you some interesting results.

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Old 2011-07-27, 7:01am
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I tried both a ND and a polarizer on my camera and neither of them really cut the solar flare like didymium did.

I have in the past made my own filter. I had a set of cheap didymium glasses with the huge lenses (the ones made for wearing over regular glasses). I popped the lens out and held it in front of my camera lens. Took some coordination but it worked just fine (and it was free).
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I tried both a ND and a polarizer on my camera and neither of them really cut the solar flare like didymium did.

I have in the past made my own filter. I had a set of cheap didymium glasses with the huge lenses (the ones made for wearing over regular glasses). I popped the lens out and held it in front of my camera lens. Took some coordination but it worked just fine (and it was free).
Oh... which means I should be able to just set my camera on the tripod with the bench mount didymium clipped to the table in front of it?
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Oh... which means I should be able to just set my camera on the tripod with the bench mount didymium clipped to the table in front of it?
Yep. That should work.
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That's awesome! Thanks Cosmo!
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My camera does not allow for screw on filters so what I do is tack a pair of large Dydi glasses in front of the lens when I shoot a video or a tut. Not the most practical thing but...
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My camera does not allow for screw on filters so what I do is tack a pair of large Dydi glasses in front of the lens when I shoot a video or a tut. Not the most practical thing but...
There is (or was) a Universal Filter Adapter that would screw into the tripod hold in the bottom of your camera and hold a filter in front of the lens. I bought one of these to use with my Point & Shoot camera.

I've done a quick web search, but I can't find the model I have. Here's one that's similar:

http://www.bugeyedigital.com/product...-unicam37.html

That, and the right size step-up ring (or step-down ring) should hold any size filter you own.

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I've done the dydimium glass lens stuck to the front of my camera trick too. Worked swell and was free.
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There is (or was) a Universal Filter Adapter that would screw into the tripod hold in the bottom of your camera and hold a filter in front of the lens. I bought one of these to use with my Point & Shoot camera.

I've done a quick web search, but I can't find the model I have. Here's one that's similar:

http://www.bugeyedigital.com/product...-unicam37.html

That, and the right size step-up ring (or step-down ring) should hold any size filter you own.

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Aura can do filter specifically for Boro too. http://www.auralens.net/p/411/agw-250-filter
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Maybe if you stack two Hoya filters together you may get somewhere, one just wont do it
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Maybe if you stack two Hoya filters together you may get somewhere, one just wont do it
Yep. I agree that one doesn't do the trick. I'm thinking more like three.
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