Lee Filters factory - behind the scenes
While looking through Mike Browne's video gallery on youtube, I came across this video of a tour of the Lee Filters factory. I found it interesting to see just how much goes into making a filter and thought others on Nikonians might enjoy watching it. Manufacturing their filters is not as automated as I imagined and I can now see why they charge as much as they do for their filters.
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#1. "RE: Lee Filters factory - behind the scenes" | In response to Reply # 0esantos Nikonian since 10th Nov 2002Fri 01-Feb-13 03:06 PM
Great find, thanks for posting the link. There is a program on the Science Channel called "How It's Made" that featured the Lee factory and how they make cinematic filters and gels. This one was much more detailed.
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#3. "RE: Lee Filters factory - behind the scenes" | In response to Reply # 0JonK Nikonian since 03rd Jul 2004Sun 03-Feb-13 02:47 PM
Very interesting. Thanks for posting.
I'm struck by three things:
1) All the workers we saw were female. Not sure what this means…
2) The use of the banker's clasps is funny.
3) The hand process — especially the dying — is awesome.
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