Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1996/05/12

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To: D Khong <>
Subject: Re: Hoya and Hood problems.
From: Tom Hodge <>
Date: Sun, 12 May 1996 07:15:09 -0400 (EDT)


The Hoya may not fit exactly as you had hoped becaz I believe the entire
outside rim of their filter ring is the same diameter.  Better try an
original Leica E43 or a B+W 010 (UV) in 34E size.  The little "grippers"
on the Leica lenshood - the ones that pull in when you push the silver
buttons on the lenshood - need a slight groove to fit into and no filters
I know of except Leica and the B+W provide this feature. 

Get prepared to part with a good-sized chunk of your Singapore currency! 
Neither of these puppies are cheap!  I haven't bought one in years but I'd
guess about 65 bucks USD seems a good starting point.  I've always bought
B+W becaz of their reputation and that they were supposedly less
expensive.  Ha! Ha! Ha!  When someone asks for an E43 filter.....they've
exposed themselves as a Leica "M" owner becaz this size doesn't fit
anything else on Earth.  And, uniquely, only the Leica-compatible filters
have this little groove or recess machined into the filter rim.  You might
as well be wearing a big flashing sign that says:  "I own some very 
expensive cameras and lenses.  Hurt me some more!" 


Tom Hodge
North Carolina, USA


On Sun, 12 May 1996, D Khong wrote:

> Hi all,
> I have a 50 Summilux-M.   When I attach a Hoya UV filter, I am unable to
> attach the original hood (12586) into the lens groove.
> Is the hood designed to be used on the lens without a filter?  Or is Hoya
> the wrong filter even though it is supposedly "compatible" for Leitz lenses.
> Thanks for your feedback.
> Dan Khong

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