Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/12/02

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Subject: Re: [Leica] LTM Filter
From: Mark Rabiner <>
Date: Thu, 02 Dec 1999 00:06:02 -0800

Bill Larsen wrote:
> 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.
> |
> |Bill
> 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.

You say "cloud fiter" I think YELLOW	.
Mark Rabiner