Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/12/17

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Subject: [Leica] Re: Viewing filter for B&W tonal values
From: (Iain Dawson)
Date: Fri, 18 Dec 1998 14:09:40 +1000

     I am not convinced that anyone really needs to spend $25 or $50 on a 
     viewing filter.  You can get a rough approximation by looking through  
     blue acrylic plastic.  I have used an small offcut for many years.  
     Its about 4cm x 3cm.  I rounded the edges and drilled a small hole in 
     the corner to put some string through (so I wouldn't lose it).  Total 
     cost zero. At this price you can afford to experiment with different 
     shades of blue until you get what you want.  If you really need to be 
     more accurate try a B&W polaroid. Maybe I'll glue some blue cellophane 
     to the viewfinder of my M6....
     Iain Dawson