Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/12/04

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Filters, adapter rings
From: John Collier <>
Date: Wed, 04 Dec 2002 11:34:56 -0700

You might want to try some other camera stores. I have no trouble 
ordering them from my dealer. It is not common stock and, on the really 
odd ones, I have to wait a while but I can always get them. B+W, 
Heliopan and Rodenstock are distributed in Canada. I do know that 
Kindermann Canada is the distributor for Rodenstock filters. They 
promised to keep all the common ones in stock in the various Leica 

No one should chide you for using a filter for a specific effect! I use 
red, yellow-green, ND and polarizing filters when I need to. Heck I 
even use UV filters in blowing sand or blowing salt spray.

John Collier

On Wednesday, December 4, 2002, at 10:53 AM, Dave Fisher wrote:

> A couple of questions for knowledgable Leica folk: I wanted to buy a 
> Red
> filter #25 for my Summicron 35mm (non-ASPH) -- please, no spankings 
> about
> placing filters on Leica glass etc., I need contrast in those skies and
> clouds every once in a while -- and have enquired at a few camera 
> stores in
> Toronto and been told that these aren't available in 39mm. [39mm is 
> the ring
> size of that Leica lens, correct?] Can someone please let me know if 
> there's
> a #25 available for that lens. *Alternately*, I have an old set of 
> filters
> sized 52mm when I was an old Nikon user. Is anyone aware of a dealer or
> manufacturer that sells step-up adapter rings 39mm-52mm?

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