Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/06/18

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Series filters for 19/2.8 R first type?
From: "Roy Zartarian" <>
Date: Fri, 18 Jun 1999 19:51:23 +0000

The filtering challenge with this lens is the curvature of the front 
element which eliminates the use of "off the shelf" 82 mm filters - 
the glass of the filter will contact the glass of the lens.

Another approach with this lens is the B+W  special wide 
angle filter holder which holds an unmounted 90 mm glass filter.  It 
doesn't vignette and it separates the filter from the lens element


On 19 Jun 99 at 0:21, Joe Berenbaum wrote:

> At 06:00 PM 6/18/99 -0300, you wrote:
> >Joe:
> >
> >I had the early 19mm out on demo a while back, and I think that the hood
> >bayonetted on and the lens had the filter threads.  It did not take series
> >filters.
> >
> >Regards,
> It takes a B+W "Wideangle" 82mm filter but this is a big dinnerplate
> sized thing on the front with no lens cap or hood that I know of to
> fit over it. I was hoping the phrase "filters held on by lens hood"
> in the Collectors' Guide might be accurate but I looked at the lens
> again and it seems that isn't possible- the front bulges too much.
> The B+W wa filter sits over the front so it will work where a filter
> that went inside the hood would not. So it is B+W wideangle filters
> I suppose, or no filters. 
> Joe Berenbaum