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    Filters for Rollei TLRs

    I have several Bay I "Rollei" Brand filters for my Rolleicord Va.

    Several questions . . .

    1. Are the Rollei Brand filters quality and good for BW photography?

    2. Are there better non-Rollei brand filters out there? Where can you get them?

    3. What is the best way to clean Rollei filters w/ dust and hard to remove micro-debris?

    4. I noticed on one of the filters (orange) -- there are tiny pinhole (no filter color, just clear transparency). Will this have any affect on the neg?


    Thanks!

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    Can't answer for the quality of the Rollei filters, but I know that if you want to buy modern filters for your TLR, you can buy one of those Bay I - 49mm adapters. I just bought one from Camera Hunter on that auction site that had a power outage the other day, and it's pretty useful.

    I think one of the issue with old filters is that they may not be coated against reflections. Modern ones like Hoya or B+W will have this protection. Regarding q.4 I would be tempted to say yes, because it means some spots will receive more intensity than others, but you can only find out by trying it.

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    B+W make new Rollei-size filters. Filters in this fit are also available from SRB Film Service in UK:
    www.srbfilm.co.uk
    (Cast resin - almost all types of #1 bayonet cost £21.75 + VAT).

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    Yes, B+W make new filters for Rollei Bay1, 2, & 3. I just bought a couple filters (yellow & red) for my Rolleiflex in the Bay 1 size. B&H have some popular colors in stock, but if you want anything special they are special order.
    Scott Stadler

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    There is also another option of using a Bay 1 to 49mm adapter.

    Bay 1 to 49mm adapter

    It is available from Porters for $14.95. If you have 49mm filters, it beats the expense of buying all those bay 1 filters. I have used this adapter with good results.

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    John

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    Good Evening,

    I'll also advocate the Bayonet 1 to 49mm adapter. It doesn't interfere much with the viewing lens, and it makes use of the 49mm filters you may already have.

    Konical

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    Thanks all for the imput and ideas.

    Does anyone know though if the Rollei Filters are coated? Are they comparable to B&W filters?



 

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