Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/12/01

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Subject: Re: [Leica] LTM Filter
From: "Bill Larsen" <>
Date: Wed, 1 Dec 1999 20:10:52 -0800

I wrote:

|Jason Hall asked a question about a filter.  As I recall, the filter was
|marked CF which does not stand for Cloud Filter.
|I believe the CF filter is a post war filter produced by Leitz, New York .
|The CF stands for "Clear Flash" (remember in the olden days they had filament
|flash bulbs that came in clear or blue).  It was used to balance Type A
|Kodachrome when using clear flash bulbs.

Sorry, I should have cited the source.  I remember using the filter in the mid
60's (Yes, I have used Leica and Flash).  To refresh my recollection, I
consulted the Leica Accessory Guide, 2nd edition, Hove Books, 1988, page 112.