This tutorial will show how to assemble compact and durable DSLR filter carrier solutions. Most commercial DSLR filters come in plastic containers or soft pouches that take up too much space, don’t do a very good job of keeping out dust, and offer limited protection. Since a typical round filter costs over $70 and a set of rectangular Cokin P-Series GND filters costs over $100, finding better solutions becomes a necessity. These are the carriers I currently use. The carrier for round filters was a matter of finding the right items; the Cokin P-Series GND filters required making a DIY carrier.

Step 1: Tools & Materials

Tools needed: Utility knife or scissors
Materials list (depending on shape of filter):

For either round or Cokin P-Series Rectangular filters
(1) 9” x 12” sticky-back white “foamy” sheet
(1) 9” x 12” non sticky-back white “foamy” sheet
For Cokin P-Series Rectangular filters
(1) ½” x 3.5” x 4.5” gift card container
For round filters (all items commercially available)
(1 set) Lens filter stack end caps to fit filters (http://www.adorama.com/Reviews/pwr/product-reviews/Filters/Accessories/Adorama/p/FLSC72-Adorama-Filter-Stack-Caps-72mm.html)
(1) Maxpedition Tactical Can pouch (http://www.maxpedition.com/store/pc/Tactical-Can-Case-7p1338.htm )
how big is the case that holds all of these?
I'm not sure what you mean by "the case" since they are carried in the front pouch of a camera bag (Think Tank Speed Freak 2.0). Before I started using the version of carriers shown in this Instructible, the filters previously had to be carried internally. Since they can all be carried in the outside pouch I am now able to carry another lens internally that wasn't possible before.

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