Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1996/03/05

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Subject: Re: Advice Sought: Filters
From: (Sherril & Bill)
Date: Tue, 5 Mar 1996 07:28:37 -0800

You wrote: 
>>The (german made?) B&W filters are an excellent choice. 

Heliopan (sp) is another excellent German filter manufacture.  I think 
they are the ones that make the filters for Leica.

Bill Erfurth
>Optically they are indeed excellent, I'm sure quite the equal of the 
ones that 
>carry the Leica brand name.  The only problem I've had with them has 
>mechanical: they have quite a hefty metal outer ring, at least a 
couple mm 
>higher than that of the equivalent Leica filter.  That can interfere 
>with the seating of the lens cap, particularly if it's a press-on type 
>with the 35mm Summicron.  I lost one in Hong Kong like that.  
Fortunately HK 
>has lots of Leica equipment on sale and a I found a replacement 
>At the same time, I bought a proper Leica filter and haven't had a 
>Adrian Tanovic