Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/05/11

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Subject: Re: [Leica] 60mm filters for 100m R Apo-Elmarit?
From: "Gary D. Whalen" <>
Date: Tue, 11 May 1999 16:18:59 -0400

    I hate the idea of you putting a filter on that lense.  If I had to
give up every piece of photographic equipment I own (which is a lot)
that lense would be the last piece to go.  It is outstanding,
remarkable, perfect, etc.

    That said, I also gave up looking for a filter (before I realized I
shouldn't put one on it) because the 60mm is very hard to find.

Andrew Nemeth wrote:

> Just traded in my 90mm R Summicron and bought the 100mm R
> Apo-Elmarit.
> Beautiful lens, nice focus & handling but...
> How/where do you get filters for the weirdo 60mm thread?!
> (No one in Sydney seems to have any!)
> I need at least a 80A and UV (the latter mainly for protection
> in industrial environments when the muck starts flying!).
> Am thinking of getting a 60mm -> 58 or 55 stepper ring as it
> would be the cheapest option (& I could reuse my 55mm filters
> left over from the Summicron).  Does such a beast exist?
> Where could I find something like this?  (A quick browse
> through the B+H & Adorama catalogues didn't turn up any
> prospects.)
> Regds,
> Andrew Nemeth