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 on 2011-05-05 #gear #tutorials #lc-a #camera #tutorial #filter #tipster #schwarz-weiss #quickie-tipster #wolken #camera-modification #top-lc-a-tipster #tipster-lc-a-top-tipster
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  1. maxwellmaxen
    maxwellmaxen ·

    bangin! i like the idea a lot!

  2. mythguy9
    mythguy9 ·

    "Filter-factor seems to be x2"

    So we should always overexpose 1-stop?

    Thanks for the tip!

  3. -walsh-
    -walsh- ·

    great tipster, going to try this myself!

  4. willyboy
    willyboy ·

    One of the best tipsters in a while for sure!

  5. lakandula
    lakandula ·

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

  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?

  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.

  8. qrro
    qrro ·

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

  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?!!!!

  10. dminilover
    dminilover ·

    Much more dramatic look!

  11. bobsbigboy
    bobsbigboy ·

    so cool

  12. bass_clarinet_2000
    bass_clarinet_2000 ·

    Awesome idea and good looking photos!

  13. ashrafkuma
    ashrafkuma ·


  14. mojo_lomo
    mojo_lomo ·

    great, thank you...

  15. mojo_lomo
    mojo_lomo ·

    great, thank you...

  16. fad
    fad ·

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

  17. theboomboxkid
    theboomboxkid ·

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

  18. lomoteddy
    lomoteddy ·


  19. 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:

  20. freepeanuts
    freepeanuts ·

    this is freaking awesome!!!

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