Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/12/24

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Filter Size for Macro-Elmar/100 Len Head (Leicaflex/SL/R)
From: John Gong <>
Date: Thu, 24 Dec 1998 08:51:13 -0800 (PST)

According to the James Lager Vol II book on lenses,  you need a retaining
ring 14 161 in order to hold a Series VII filter in place.  If you need to
buy one of these, you could try the folks who sell a lot of used Leica gear
- - Tamarkin, Don Chatterton, Jim Kuehl, Sam Shoshan, etc.


At 4:31 AM -0000 12/24/98, Kevin Leong wrote:
>I recently bought a Macro-Elmar 100/f4 lens head (ie. it has no focusing
>ring and is intended for use with the bellows) but have been unable to
>determine what the filter thread size is. The thread is slightly smaller
>than E55 and series VII - I've tried to fit an E55 filter and an old
>Leitz SVII to E55 converter to no avail. The marking on the front ring
>is "Leitz Wetzlar 2291449 Macro-Elmar 1:4/100" and the only other
>markings is a "Lens made in Germany" on the same ring that the red dot
>is on; on the mounting ring, someone has hand-engraved "P153."
>Can anyone shed any light on this?
>Thanks in advance,
>  Kevin.