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    Filters for big honkin' Petzval lenses?

    Recently acquired a number of large Petzval lenses and was wondering if any used filters with their Petzval's, and if so, how, e.g., in front or behind the lens, how they attached, etc.?

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    Re: Filters for big honkin' Petzval lenses?

    I use large glass filters I bought from an east coast surplus store. They once were used by large aerial cameras. They are optic quality glass for about $4.

    I use stuff like poster putty to stick them on around the outside of the lens. It works great in hot and cold weather.

    If I remember where I got them I will post the link.

    Regards,

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    Re: Filters for big honkin' Petzval lenses?

    Surplus Shed in eastern PA is probably whom you're thinking of. Right now they seem to have yellow aerial filters up to 5.75" dia., but in the past they've had them up to 9" or so in red and yellow.
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    Re: Filters for big honkin' Petzval lenses?

    My preference is gels behind the lens.

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    Re: Filters for big honkin' Petzval lenses?

    I will add that my 11.5 verito has series 9 threads on front.

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    Re: Filters for big honkin' Petzval lenses?

    guys, have you tried putting ND filters on your petzval lens. i have an -3 ND here would like to test on my 6" petzval. but its 77mm my petzval i think is on 55-58diameter. maybe a bluetak on the glass with the hood would do. would that affect image i took with it? thanks

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    Re: Filters for big honkin' Petzval lenses?

    Jay,

    May I suggest you contact the Big Honkin' Filter Company..... :-)

    good luck

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    Re: Filters for big honkin' Petzval lenses?

    Quote Originally Posted by John Bowen View Post
    Jay,

    May I suggest you contact the Big Honkin' Filter Company..... :-)

    good luck
    Excellent Idea! What a fun thing to Google...

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