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Homemade filters for SB-900

rickpaul

Tucson, US
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rickpaul Silver Member Laureate Ribbon awarded for winning a Nikonians Annual Photo Contest Charter Member
Tue 07-Apr-09 12:32 AM

One of the nice features of the Nikon SB-900 Speedlight is the new snap-on filter holder, which holds the gel filters in place much better than an SB-800.

So to reduce cost of replacement filters, and get more filter options than Nikon provides, I decide to make my own.

I start by ordering some Rosco Cinegel Roscosun 20" x 24" filter sheets. $6.50 a sheet.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/44198-REG/Rosco_RS340711__3407_Filter_RoscoSun.html/BI/4775/KBID/5289/

Then I asked a friend to help me creating a template to help cut the filters to the exact same size as the Nikon filters:

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I was then able to cut filter than matched in size pretty close!

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And it fits in the filter holder well:

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And fits on the SB-900 just great!

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This weekend I'll experiment on painting white squares on the filters so the flash can read the filter type.



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