Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/05/21

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Subject: Re: [Leica] 35mm Summilux filter
From: "Terence Tan" <>
Date: Mon, 22 May 2000 01:46:57 MYT

Hi Steve,

this is a reply from a LUG lurker who happens to love that lens. First, does 
the lens have a filter thread in front of the front element? If it does, it 
should take E41 filters which is currently out of production and only 
available used. Some filters for the Leitz Summarit 50f1.5 lens also share 
that same thread and can be used too. Unfortunately these are also 
relatively difficult to come by.

If the lens you have doesn't have a filter thread, then it cannot take 
filters directly but requires a Series 7 filter to be mounted onto a 
detachable lens hood (12504). Series 7 filters are now rather difficult to 
come by too nowadays.

You may be able to find the filter you want in shops dealing in used Leica 
stuff. Alternatively, some nice fellow LUGGER may have one to spare. A third 
source is the famous eBay online auction site, but you won't get it in time 
for your trip I suppose.

Have a good trip, and enjoy using your lens and the pictures it produces!

Best wishes,

>From: "Steve Unsworth" <>
>To: "LUG" <>
>Subject: [Leica] 35mm Summilux filter
>Date: Sun, 21 May 2000 10:40:54 +0100
>This is my first post to the LUG so please be gentle with me if I ask what
>may appear to be a stupid question.
>I have a 35mm Summilux, from the serial number I believe it was 
>in '66. Does this lend take a 'standard' filter (by standard I mean one 
>can be bought in a high street camera shop)? If so what size?
>I don't really want to re-open the can of worms regarding whether or not a
>UV filter should or should not be used, but I'm going Island hopping in
>Greece and Turkey (or should that be island hopping in Greece and bus
>hopping in Turkey :-) shortly and although I don't usually use a filter I'm
>feel happier with one for this trip. If a non-standard filter is required
>and I can't get hold of one in time so be it, the lens (and the M2 it's
>attached to) is still going on holiday.
>Incidentally I've been amazed at the quality of images produces by this
>lens. After years of using an SLR with zoom I was blown away by this detail
>Thanks in advance
>Steve Unsworth

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