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

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Subject: Re: [Leica] 35mm Summilux filter
From: Mark Rabiner <>
Date: Sun, 21 May 2000 11:36:56 -0700
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Takeshi Hashimoto wrote:
> --
> On Sun, 21 May 2000 10:40:54   Steve Unsworth wrote:
> >Hi
> >
> >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 manufactured
> >in '66. Does this lend take a 'standard' filter (by standard I mean one that
> >can be bought in a high street camera shop)? If so what size?
> >
> I think that took a 43mm(?). You probably should look at used high street shop stock.
If you were shooting black and white I'd consider putting on a filter that
really does something other than protect your lense and add an external flat
element to the front of a perfect lens that could do nothing but create flare.
By the way B+W has a new line of multicoated scratch resistant filters.
If it were black and white a filter could really do something. I'm always
pushing a yellow green filter. It only absorbs a stop and improves a shot in
every way, even people; makes for a perfect balance between sky and earth. The
B+W is called an 060 filter.
Mark Rabiner
It is a natural thing to feel insecure about a new expensive piece of equipment.
But they hold up. 
If they get wet or dirty wipe them off.

In reply to: Message from "Takeshi Hashimoto" <> (Re: [Leica] 35mm Summilux filter)