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#1 Jerry Lodriguss

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Posted 23 August 2019 - 03:10 AM

Thinking about filter options for the Nikon Z: clip-in, and drop-in adapter.

 

Clip-In

 

I see vague hints of a drop-in filter from SCT, but do they have any US distributors?

 

Is there even enough room in a Z body for a clip-in filter?

 

Astronomik makes full-frame Nikon clip-in filters, but I only see ones for DSLRs, not mirrorless bodies.

 

Does anyone else make a Z body clip-in filter?

 

 

Nikon Z Camera to F-mount Lens Filter Holder

 

Does anyone else make a 2" filter holder than can go in the 30.5mm spacing between a Nikon Z-mount camera body and a Nikon F-mount lens?

 

I see Baader has this Universal Filter Changer, but my eyes glaze over with the number of possibilities, and I don't see any DSLR or MILR adapters.

 

I'm thinking of something like this...

 

2inch-filter-adapter.gif

 

You could very easily substitute a T-mount adapter in there and hook this up to a scope too.

 

There is this Kickstarter campaign for Adapter Mount Format Filters, but they don't really have any  serious astro filters for it, and this doesn't appear to be an adapter, just the filters for Sony.

 

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Edited by Jerry Lodriguss, 23 August 2019 - 03:18 AM.

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Posted 23 August 2019 - 04:18 PM

I haven't yet seen clip-in filters for a Nikon Z6 but it's early days for this new format.

 

On the other hand, telescope adapters often have threads for filters.

 

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Posted 23 August 2019 - 05:07 PM

I haven't yet seen clip-in filters for a Nikon Z6 but it's early days for this new format.

 

On the other hand, telescope adapters often have threads for filters.

I was going to ask Baader directly, but they are on their annual 6-week summer vacation like the rest of Europe takes.

 

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Posted 23 August 2019 - 05:35 PM

It's worth contacting Baader, Astronomik and STC to see what their plans are. 

 

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Posted 23 August 2019 - 08:27 PM

It's worth contacting Baader, Astronomik and STC to see what their plans are. 

 

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Yes, I have emails out to all of them.

 

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Posted 24 August 2019 - 11:59 AM

I can ask STC. They even make clip-in filters for Pentax 645z. It’s hard to believe if they don’t have plans for Nikon Z, unless it’s technically impossible.

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Posted 24 August 2019 - 04:26 PM

I can ask STC. They even make clip-in filters for Pentax 645z. It’s hard to believe if they don’t have plans for Nikon Z, unless it’s technically impossible.

Thanks Wei-Hao.

 

Looking at the body, I wouldn't be surprised if there wasn't enough room for one.

 

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Posted 25 August 2019 - 03:59 AM

STC told me that they are studying the possibility of Nikon Z clip-in filters, but don't give too much hope.  There is only 1.7mm of space available, so it will be very challenging.



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Posted 25 August 2019 - 04:20 AM

That's what I was afraid of.

 

Oh well, luckily there is 30mm for a filter, or even a filter wheel, in the space between an F-mount lens and the Z-mount body.

 

Once we get some good Sigma Art Z-mount lenses, that won't work anymore though.

 

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