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    Filters for a Widelux?

    I have just purchased a Widelux F7 (not yet delivered) and has been searching around for filters without any luck.

    Does anybody know if it is possible to find filters for it?
    Is there anyone out there with suggestions on how to adapt filters for a Widelux?

    All suggestions welcome.

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    I too just purchased a Widelux f7 (also not yet delivered - did we buy the same camera? joke) and am also interested in this filter question.

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    I've been using Wratten filter stock cut into strips and held across the front of the camera. Violates all sorts of lens-purity issues but it works, if you're willing to accept some uncertainty. Since I use my fingers, is this digital?
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    Gelatine filters, that's a good idea. I'll try it.
    Thanks.

    I guess the filter will be digital...

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    Do you notice any significant distortion when using the gels?

    Quote Originally Posted by bill h View Post
    I've been using Wratten filter stock cut into strips and held across the front of the camera. Violates all sorts of lens-purity issues but it works, if you're willing to accept some uncertainty. Since I use my fingers, is this digital?
    -b

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    Jesper,

    Did you get your Widelux F7 delivered? I received mine and it is a wonderful piece of equipment. I feel lucky as there is no stuttering when the lens rotates through an exposure.

    Yuri

    Quote Originally Posted by Jesper View Post
    I have just purchased a Widelux F7

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    I have this camera and love it. Lens is quite sharp, too.

    There are filters you can get for this camera, that were made for it...rare and -- you guessed it -- expensive.

    Check fleabay to have a look, there's usually some up there. Or call on Mr. Google.

    It's a good idea to exercise the shutter on this camera -- you can pull the lens turret back and let it go just to keep things greased up. Actor/El Duderino Jeff Bridges has a cool page on his Widelux work, with some good advice on it.

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    I got my Widelux F7 yesterday after a too long wait, and I am happy to say that it works flawlessly. Just a testfilm so far, but no banding and correct exposure.
    I will continue to look for filters, but I will try gel filters.

    I love the design.

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    I don't notice any image distortion to speak of -- my biggest problem with them is keeping my fingers out of the shot.


    Quote Originally Posted by yurihuta View Post
    Do you notice any significant distortion when using the gels?

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    I just purchased a set of six filters. I have yet to receive them, but they appear to be in excellent shape - which they should be for the price I paid for them.

    I am going to inquire about getting other filters put into the filter holders.

    Has anyone ever retrofitted these to accept other filters?

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