Flash hole glass

bat

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Does anyone use a Filter over/in their Flash holes.  I got a ''really'' good buy off of e-bay for some and wondered if they would be a problem using UV type Filter here.  Don't think there would be but wanted to ask more experienced people before installing.  Thanks! :batwings:
 



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all i do is cut a piece of the clear plastic out of the package that my owls come in. its pretty durable. cut a piece about the size of a quarter and silicone it in. you can also cut a small piece for a counter view window and silicone it in too. it s cheap, and you already have it around if you bought your owls new. i have taken several pics through it with no problems and if i ever need a new piece i already have it on hand. not to mention saving the extra money from not buying on ebay! good luck
 

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You can just run a piece of glass, Then you can save your UV filters for camera where they do make a difference.
 

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Glass works the best. 3x4 pice of glass covers all the holes, no filters on my cams  
 

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Hey woodsman, What do you seal your cameras with those coyote pics are pretty clear. Do you split the glass and run 2 pieces so the flash doesn't bleed through? I do , maybe I'm just wasting my time though
 

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thanks guys, I know about all the ways you are telling me to do it, just wanted to see if anybody had tried the filters over the flash.  I got a great buy on uv filters and wanted to make my cam look more professional with the rings on the front.  Didn't want to use them if there was a drawback to using them over the flash.  Thanks MB and Shrtcrkt for responding to my messages.

(Edited by bat at 11:13 pm on Mar. 31, 2002)
 

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bat,
I know I've seen a few using the filters for the flash hole. I don't think you'll gain or lose any measureable flash intensity and/or distance.  I just don't do it 'cause glass can be so cheap and easy to cut.
 

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Hi  davered1 I use a single piece of glass and surround the flash with weather stripping , the self adhesive kind JOB LOT $ 1.39 for 10' it's been working grate ,no need to plit the glass

(Edited by woodsman at 9:02 pm on April 1, 2002)
 


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