Lens Filters

Discussion in 'Large Format Cameras and Accessories' started by David Ruby, Dec 15, 2003.

  1. David Ruby

    David Ruby Member

    Messages:
    203
    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2003
    Location:
    Boise, Idaho
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    I have an old Graflex Supergraphic 4 x 5, and the lens is one in which I rotate it to cock the shutter. My guess is, that with this type of lens one cannot use filters. I've mainly been shooting black and white landscapes and I'd like to try some filters to help the skies out a bit. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks.
     
  2. ann

    ann Subscriber

    Messages:
    2,910
    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2002
    Shooter:
    35mm
    I have a little gadget that was at one time made by Nikon. It holds a 3 x3 filter and is on a funny spring ring set up. It had barn doors, so I took those off and with wide angle lens clamp the filter holder on the back of the lens and place the whole piece back into the camera. Works just fine.
    You might check Freestyle. at one time they had a filter holder that may do the trick.
    Sorry to be so vague about the description. You just push on the spring part to establish the correct size, drop in the filter and shoot.
     
  3. juan

    juan Subscriber

    Messages:
    1,699
    Joined:
    May 7, 2003
    Location:
    St. Simons I
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Go to graflex.org and look around for more information. The lens takes the common Series VI filter - you unscrew the built in lens shade, drop in the filter and screw it back on. There are hints on the graflex site for getting a stuck lens shade off.

    I'd caution you to be very careful cocking the shutter. There are plastic/nylon parts inside and the only man who still knows how to repair them had a stroke last spring.
    juan
     
  4. Aggie

    Aggie Member

    Messages:
    4,925
    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2003
    Location:
    So. Utah
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    ..
     
  5. ann

    ann Subscriber

    Messages:
    2,910
    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2002
    Shooter:
    35mm
    Interesting. I meant to look when I had class tonight, but forgot. For some strange reason i have several. Gave one to one of my advance students but kept the other . I am sure you will find it very handy.
     
  6. Robert

    Robert Member

    Messages:
    747
    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2002
    Calumet sells [or did] sell a filter system for the rear of the lens.
     
  7. David A. Goldfarb

    David A. Goldfarb Moderator Staff Member

    Messages:
    17,922
    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2002
    Location:
    Honolulu, Ha
    Shooter:
    Large Format
    I have one of the Voss clip-on shade/gel holders. I got it from KEH for around $15, and they had a few of them at the time. It's a great little accessory, particularly since I have lots of 3x3" acrylic filters, and several lenses with odd filter threads.