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MAGNETIC Freewell Filters

Photo Moment - March 20, 2020

The Freewell magnetic filter system is a great convenience for those who change filters often, and unlike many other filter systems, even solves the lens cap problem!

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What do you think of these; have you used them, or any other magnetic filters? Here's where to get the Freewell filters:
@@photojoseph ah sorry ...i m shooting at 24 mm but i tried several focal lenghth and it still the same
@@M7amadhaifa not the filter thread size… the focal length of the lens, sorry
@@photojoseph 82mm and no
@@M7amadhaifa how wide is the lens and are you using a step down ring?
happy new year joseph. can you please help me in this please. i ve just bought the nd 16 from freewell, and i am experiencing heavy vignetting on my live view and it normal...i am doing smth wrong?
I was hoping you would talk about how you can adjust the nd filter without moving your cpl, is it an easy thing to do, or do you just deal with the fact that you may need to constantly readjust both, thanks! Edit: sorry I didn't realize it wasn't a variable nd, if you did get it though, would love to hear your perspective.

Hi I'm Vincent. I'm a freelance photo and video content creator. So recently I was searching for a Good VND filter to buy. And I came across Freewell bard. And I should say from the videos which I watched from YouTube and from other creators.. this filters are performing quit good. So I made my my to buy the pack of two VND filters.. but the only thing I'm not sure about and it's holding me back to purchase. Is I'm not sure if I can put other stylish filter on top of this VND filters. I know the out part of this specific message filter are magnetic.. & I know Freewell also make some mist filters which are magnetic. But I own many stylised filters which I constantly use.. I'm not sure if this Freewell VND filters treads build in front of the filter.. so please help me with this.
Two answers. #1, you can put the freewell on top of other filters, but not the other way around. They don’t have front threads — the additional weight would not be good. #2… subscribe, enable notifications, and wait a little bit😉
is there any color cast and loss of image quality while using Freewell nd 64 ??
Not that I've detected. It's worth noting that ALL variable ND filters will color cast; it's unavoidable. The better filters will do it less, but they all do. Custom white balance is key to making it look its best.
Also , can you use FREEWELL filters with any lens hood?
It depends on the hood. But if you can put the lens cap on with the hood on, then the filter MIGHT work. If it’s a really snug fit (like on a long lens that has a long narrow hood), then it might not.
I have the Freewell variable ND filters 2-5 and 6-9 they are great!
I have been looking at these and Kase, but I believe they vignette at wide angles. What were your findings.?
Can’t really tell from your video, but how does the picture quality hold up when stacking the CPL and ND filters? Any softness? Vignetting?
Not that I noticed!
This episode was shot in Prores Raw with S1H 🔥🤔
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S1 how’s the new camera treating you ?
@@photojoseph Never Give Up !
Very well, thank you. Lovely camera. Big compared to my G9 so I don't use it all the time, but of course it's very nice!
I use the Freewell 2-5 stop VND with the Manfrotto Xume system. You have to use a step up ring to avoid vignetting. I mainly shoot video with the PL 8-18mm which has 67mm threads and use a 77mm Freewell VND. For video, no issues, but it vignettes on 4:3 photos. I also use a B+W clear filter so that adds another layer that can contribute to the vignetting in photos. Quickest method I have come across for run-and-gun situations. Pull off the VND if not needed or just pull off the magnetic lens cap if VND is needed. Stacked from body includes:
* Camera body
* PL 8-18mm
* B+W 007 clear glass filter
* Brass 67mm-77mm step up ring
* Xume magnetic lens adapter (screwed onto step up ring)
* Xume magnetic filter holder (screwed onto filter)
* Freewell VND (screwed onto Xume magnetic filter holder)
* includes magnetic lens cap

If I want to add the Freewell 6-9 stop VND or even any other filter, I just need to get a Xume magnetic filter holder for each filter and I can easily swap filters magnetically. I don't have a need to stack filters simultaneously so I don't run into that issue of how do you stack, which would be tricky with this setup.
Nice setup. That's a really wide lens so I'm not surprised it's vignetting, but you've found the solution. Thanks for sharing!
I don't think they do a magnetic variable nd, which is a shame, as I too use those.
I talked to them about it. No plans as of yet but I gave them some design ideas. We'll see if they consider it or not!
I noticed that too. It would be great if they did one.
They make a variable but I see now that it's not magnetic! I've already reached out to them about that… would be the way to go.
Hi Joe, question for you, I own the GH5 and a do table top photography and love using the GH5 ti shoot this jobs, but I constantly have a problem tethering the camera to the computer, if I get it to work but when I have to replace the battery and try to reconnect again, I get a massage saying "An internal error occurred during camera connection" and then I restart the computer, turn the camera on and off many times and nothing works, sometimes I have to was it a day or two before the camera is able to reconnect to the computer.

Any ideas? I always appreciate your help.

you're welcome!
@@photojoseph Thanks Joseph, I appreciate your help!!
Definitely "Joseph", thanks ;-) Ah the cable… yeah cameras can be finicky that way. And the link I sent you is an amazon affiliate link, thanks!
@@photojoseph Hello Joseph, (Sorry I keep calling you Joe, not sure if you prefer Joseph instead? Thanks for your reply, I tried that but the way I got it to work is by using the tether cable that came with the camera, it seems like my extension cable does not work well with the GH5, but it works fine with my other cameras, (Canon< Nikon, Olympus), the only problem is that that supplied cable is to short.
I definitely will get the AC adapter, is there a link to Amazon through you so they know you referred it to me? Thanks.
Bizarre! Are you also disconnecting the cable to try to dismiss the error? I certainly don't know why you're seeing that, but I'll tell you how I'd solve it — by putting in a AC adapter instead of a battery. I always AC my GH5 cameras when doing studio work. So much easier to never have to worry about it. And they're cheap! Here:
Unfortunately, I don't think the VND's are magnetic. Just the cap. I wish they came with or sold a separate ring to make them magnetic. I am leaning towards buying the Freewell over the Peter McKinnons. I think getting both for the price of one is a great deal, especially when they both work in and about the same.
@@photojoseph Do you think I can put the CPL on the Freewell VND as the magnetic cap?
Glad to hear you like their variable ND! I asked the company and they did confirm that they are NOT magnetic. I had a suggestion on how they could design one; let's see if they do it!
The VND’s are not magnetic, they need to be screwed on your lens. The lens cap that comes with it is the only part that is magnetic. Just received the VND’s last week and they are amazing. Great build and image quality for the price!
@@photojoseph I did some further research on this. Looks like there is a new nd filter coming out soon that is part of the new magnetic system. So, it might be possible that the VND will work with the same system, considering it too is all metal.
oh dang, I think you're right. That's a shame… hmm
Nice filter!. OK...I'll bite. At 1:30 you show yourself placing the ND filter on the cam, then cut to a close up from a different angle. Is this two shots? Or is there a camera I can't see on the left-hand side? Great stuff man. Also, Ashland Oregon? Wow. I'm about 250 miles north of you. :)
haha right on. I was wondering if anyone would question that ;-) And I've never been to McMinnville… somewhere to check out once we're allowed to travel again
@@photojoseph Most excellent two-shot sir! Spent a few minutes looking for the other cam, so you got me for sure. Yeah, I'm up in McMinnville, also love it here. Thanks!
hehe… movie magic! Two shots, yes. Timed pretty well, eh? ;-) And yep, Ashland! Love it here.
Great videos, but have you stopped using your G9? Are you liking the full frame cameras more than the mft from Panasonic?
I use both equally. These filters were sized specifically for the big lens on the S1 so that's what I used here.
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