View Full Version : Homemade lens hood / filter adapter for GS645 folder?
I'd really like to be able to mount filters on this thing.
Given the scarcity and price of the OEM lenshood/filter adapter,
has anyone come up with some clever homemade solution?
I've got a GS645 coming (just won on eBay). I also have a collection of various size series type adapters and filters. I plan on trying to experiment on this one, I'll report back with results.
I'm still waiting for the GS645 to arrive. I bought through an auction from a Canadian seller, he mailed it last Monday so it ought to be here this Tuesday I hope. I have a decent accumulation of screw in and push on Series VI and VII filter adapters so somthing ought to work.
Keep us posted!!! I have one of these jewels and would like to use some filters with my b&w.
I have made a filter Holder for my GS645w using a wide lens hood glued to a cokin P holder.
The shape of the lens hood allows the filters to be seated infront of the protective bar, that stops you mounting directly to the lens. I dont know if this would work for you.
It works fine - however using grad filters is a different ball game and requires some trial and error.
This week my "new" GS645 folder arrived from Canada. Really nice shape, the bellows is a bit worn with some liquid patching having been done (no surprise). I have yet to put film through it, but will this weekend.
Anyway, I figured out how to mount a filter. I used Super Glue to stick a Series VI yellow filter to the front of the shutter........
I have a pretty good stockpile of misc. filter adapters and started going through them, figuring that since the front has no threads I could jam a slip on adapter ring inside the ring where the official Fujica adapter fits.
I tried various sizes on hand and found that the one that I needed I don't have <figures> . A slip on Kodak Series VI slip on 36mm filter adapter should fit right inside the non-threaded ring in place of the Fujica adapter.
Now...I don't recommend this to everyone, but I found an alternate solution that doesn't require glue either. I picked up an Ednalite filter fitting kit off eBay a couple weeks ago. All the adapter rings are threaded. I had a wacky thought that perhaps one of the threaded adapters will fit since there is a lip on that non-threaded front shutter ring on the GS645 folder.
Sure enough, I threaded in an Ednalite #612 38.0mm to Series VI adapter ring to the front of the lens. There is enough clearance to put on the filter and retaining ring, but no room for a hood. Good enough for me.
I'll post another note with a photo later....
Here are a couple of shaky digital pics of my GS645 folder with the Ednalite 612 adapter ring
I own sets of screw-in filters for black and white,
the smallest being 46 and 49mm sizes.
What adapter(s) could I use for these?
You bring up a good point! Keep in mind that the front ID ring of the lens is NOT threaded, there is however a slight lip for the Fujica snap-in adapter and that is how my 38mm to Series VI adapter screwed in.
Since I have a lot of old Series type filter stuff, the first thought that occurred to me was series filters when I got the GS645.
I just pulled out a metric ruler and checked the outside diameter of the assembled Series VI adapter that I'm using and found it to be 49mm.
If you could find one, perhaps a 38mm to 46mm or 49mm step up ring might work.
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