Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/04/09

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Subject: [Leica] Elmarit-R 19mm
From: "Paul Bolam" <>
Date: Sun, 9 Apr 2000 17:12:02 +0100

>Don't even try to attach an 82 mm filter to the old version.  The filter
>glass will hit the front element.  As Joe. B. noted, the B+W wide
>angle filter holder (82 mm diam.) is the way to go. I have one and it
>works.  The rimless filters, however, are a non-returnable special
>order item.  Your best bet, if you go that route, is to get in touch
>with Schneider Optics (try
>directly for the exact wording for the order.  The folks at the U.S.
>office were very helpful to me as I prepared my order
>Oh yes - be prepared to spend a bit of money.

Thanks for the kind advice to all those who responded. I have now decided to
the older version of this lens and will attach my Silvestri 100mm filter
holder using an 82mm adaptor ring.

This filter holder allows for 110 degree angle of illumination (the Elmarit
is 96 degrees) and will not harm the front element in any way.