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Discussion in 'Medium Format Cameras and Accessories' started by ToddB, Apr 26, 2013.
Has anyone had experiance in using those Rolleisoft softning filter?
I just got a couple myself, #0 and #1. I'm interested to see some examples of these too.
Yhea.. I looked on the web for sample, but nothing. Just bought a #1 from KEH.
I imagine they would be very similar to the effects from Softar filters.
I've used the Rollei duto inthe past. Unfortunately it would take an extraordinary effort to find and example and scan it. I tend to like results from duto better than most other soft filters
I have a permanently softened Rollei. It has a fingerprint etched into the taking lens, the result of a previous owner getting careless (in his old age) after working with mild acid and handling the camera. It makes for interesting images, but not always what you want. I sort of like the idea of having the choice.;>)
I have the Rolleisoft 0 and 1 filters for both bayonet 1 and 2, and the earlier Duto-filters for the Rolleiflex Standard. They are all of the Duto-type with concentric rings that superimposes a weak unfocused image onto the focused image, creating a nice softening effect. The effect is depending on the aperture, and it's not recommended to stop down more than max f:8.
I haven't used them much. but here's an example taken with the Rolleisoft 0:
A portrait taken with a 1938 Rolleiflex Automat, Aperture f:4, Light green filter and Duto 1.