Filters on H8 Macro Switar

Forum covering all aspects of small gauge cinematography! This is the main discussion forum.

Moderator: Andreas Wideroe

Post Reply
7OSE9
Posts: 123
Joined: Sun Dec 01, 2013 8:39 pm
Real name: Luigi Castellitto
Location: Italy

Filters on H8 Macro Switar

Post by 7OSE9 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:03 pm

How do you see the adapter ring that is on the first of the three lenses, on all three, taking into account their features and original hoods that I mount and that I would also use with the filters?
Vignetting danger? Maybe on the wider angle (that have small hood, can you see) lens?
The ring is a 32mm ---> 37mm, in the photo there has no filter over because at the moment I don't have 37mm filters, but at my home I have 80A, 80B, ND, etc. in 37mm measure. Also imagine the 37mm filter mounted on the three lenses, with that adapter ring.
I ask this because 80A and ND filters in 32mm are not nearly found.
The lens are the classic three Macro Switar, mounted on my H8 Rex4: http://www.bolexcollector.com/lenses/60kern.html
Thank you!
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

studiocarter2
Posts: 132
Joined: Sat Sep 07, 2013 4:09 pm
Real name: Michael A Carter
Contact:

Re: Filters on H8 Macro Switar

Post by studiocarter2 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:36 pm

Series 5 filters fit. Be sure to remove or space widely the long lens when wide is used. The shortest holders must be on the 5.5 lens. Fun to come!

7OSE9
Posts: 123
Joined: Sun Dec 01, 2013 8:39 pm
Real name: Luigi Castellitto
Location: Italy

Re: Filters on H8 Macro Switar

Post by 7OSE9 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:38 pm

It's true, Series 5 is Ok, but I don't remember if 32mm is Series 5 or Series 5.5.

User avatar
sciolist
Posts: 454
Joined: Thu Oct 19, 2006 5:21 pm
Real name: Mike
Location: North Carolina, USA

Re: Filters on H8 Macro Switar

Post by sciolist » Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:47 pm

7OSE9 wrote:
Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:38 pm
It's true, Series 5 is Ok, but I don't remember if 32mm is Series 5 or Series 5.5.
A table comparing sizes of series filters is included here - https://www.apotelyt.com/photo-accessory/series-filters.

7OSE9
Posts: 123
Joined: Sun Dec 01, 2013 8:39 pm
Real name: Luigi Castellitto
Location: Italy

Re: Filters on H8 Macro Switar

Post by 7OSE9 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:54 pm

Thank you, sciolist, I saw this table, but some filters that I found on ebay of 5.5 series did not match 32mm as it says here, but they are about 30mm. It was Kodak and other famous labels...

How do you see these three lens with an adapter ring 32--->37 + filter?
I do not think that it's risking of vignetting, even with the wide.

User avatar
sciolist
Posts: 454
Joined: Thu Oct 19, 2006 5:21 pm
Real name: Mike
Location: North Carolina, USA

Re: Filters on H8 Macro Switar

Post by sciolist » Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:04 am

7OSE9 wrote:
Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:54 pm
How do you see these three lens with an adapter ring 32--->37 + filter?
I do not think that it's risking of vignetting, even with the wide.
I expect there would be no problem, but the only way to confirm that is to buy the adapter ring and a filter (they're not that expensive) and expose some film with them in place.

7OSE9
Posts: 123
Joined: Sun Dec 01, 2013 8:39 pm
Real name: Luigi Castellitto
Location: Italy

Re: Filters on H8 Macro Switar

Post by 7OSE9 » Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:56 am

I have both. :) The 32mm ---> 37mm adapter is very rare, I bought it years ago for my 9.5mm camera. I also have 37mm filters.

32mm filters would be better, but generally they are with "pressure" method (I don't prefer them) and not in good status, and blue and ND are rare.

Post Reply