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    IR film and the Bessa R

    If I cover the film slot window on the back of the Bessa R with lead tape can I shoot IF film with it? Just how sensative is the Bessa R to IR leaks? Thanks, Cosmo

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    not sure if this helps, but I covered the window on my Nikon N90s with black tape & aluminum foil and have had no problems with IR film

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    Was it the film ISO window on the back door you covered? That sounds like what I need to do. I was going to cover it on the inside.

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    A piece of black gaffer tape on the outside of the window works just fine.

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    I just used black electrical tape. The film preview window is the one thing I don't like on Bessas. Cosina should offer a windowless door as an option.


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    I've shot IR film in a Bessa-L and a Bessa-T without covering the window, no problems at all.

    But come to think of it, I have them both in cases...
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    Is the focus off at all with the Bessa. I have a 35mm Color Skopar.

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    I used a 21mm lens, and didn't notice any focus offset. But with that lens DOF is so great that it would most likely be sharp anyway!
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    Thanks Ole. I guess I will order a filter then. That and some film.



 

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