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Quick Orange-Filter for the LC-A

Black and White films have one weakness: they do not see enough difference between the blue of the sky and the white of clouds. This filter is a remedy.

There is no filter thread on the LC-A, but thats no problem here

What do we need?

  • a piece of unexposed, developed color-negative film
  • pair of scissors
  • transparent adhesive tape

The piece of film needs to be big enough to cover the LC-As lens.

I cut the sprockets, you don´t have to when you are in a hurry

Stick the tape all around.

Cut it down nicely. Again, you don´t have to, if you don´t care.

That´s how it should look.

Nearly done. Stick it onto your LC-A, firmly press it on.

Thats the dirt cheap fast orange-Filter

In case you don´t need the filter, stick it onto the back of your LC-A

For comparison a photo with light clouds , the first one without the second one with filter:

You can see a clear difference. Besides that you can prevent an unpleasant overexposure with strong sun as you can see by the two following examples. As before the first photo without, second one with filter:

Filter-factor seems to be x2, I set the LC-A to 25 iso for a 50 iso film, should work with other films to.
I hope you find this tipster useful, have fun trying it out!

written by zark and translated by zark

21 comments

  1. maxwellmaxen

    maxwellmaxen

    bangin! i like the idea a lot!

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  2. mythguy9

    mythguy9

    "Filter-factor seems to be x2"

    So we should always overexpose 1-stop?

    Thanks for the tip!

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  3. -walsh-

    -walsh-

    great tipster, going to try this myself!

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  4. willyboy

    willyboy

    One of the best tipsters in a while for sure!

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  5. lakandula

    lakandula

    Great tip! Thanks for sharing. Awesome shots by the way.

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  6. itsdebraanne

    itsdebraanne

    so if I load in 400 iso film, after I put a filter on, i should change the camera's iso to 200? i'm confused.
    and how would this work with color +/- film?

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  7. gvelasco

    gvelasco

    Nice tipster. But, it will make things easier if you cut a little piece of that same film and secure it over the light sensor. That will automatically compensate for the loss in sensitivity.

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  8. qrro

    qrro

    simply and effective!!!! great tipster dude!!!

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  9. parky

    parky

    really nice tipster, I like it and will use it for sure. When are LSI going to actually make filters/lenses for the LCA+, those lens slots are surely there for such a purpose?!!!!

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  10. dminilover

    dminilover

    Much more dramatic look!

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  11. bobsbigboy

    bobsbigboy

    so cool

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  12. bass_clarinet_2000

    bass_clarinet_2000

    Awesome idea and good looking photos!

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  13. ashrafkuma

    ashrafkuma

    niceeeeee!

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  14. mojo_lomo

    mojo_lomo

    great, thank you...

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  15. mojo_lomo

    mojo_lomo

    great, thank you...

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  16. fad

    fad

    wow, the different are amazing... thx 4 the tips.... X)

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  17. theboomboxkid

    that's ingenious!! Will have to try it out on my LC-A!
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  18. abhoan

    abhoan

    So awesome!

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  19. lomoteddy

    lomoteddy

    nice

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  20. polka-dot

    polka-dot

    read it, tried it! thanks for the tip! it was my first black and white film.... but i love the technic!
    this is how it turned out:
    http://www.lomograph(…)amp-w-holga

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  21. freepeanuts

    freepeanuts

    this is freaking awesome!!!

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