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How Camera Filters are Made

By fotosiamo on October 1st 2012

When it comes to making camera filters like ND filters, we may think that the process of manufacturing them is pretty straightforward. But to make excellent filters like the Lee filters, a lot of technical knowledge and quality control are needed.

Just check out this pretty fascinating video that goes inside Lee Filter’s factory to see how the filters are made. Some of the work are done by machine, but some, like dyeing the graduated filters, are done by hand.

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  1. Ed Rhodes

    great BTS

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  2. Mike Diblicek

    Superb Video,
    As the owner of Lee Filters Big Stopper – 0.9 – 0.6 – 0.3 – they are the best, and it was really great to the production cycle.

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  3. Mike

    Interesting process, thanks for the video. ┬áThe multiple steps done by hand have to introduce sample variation, I’m surprised some of the steps are not automated.

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