Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/12/24[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
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. John 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.