Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/10/20

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Subject: [Leica] RE Type II 50/f2 'Cron + Skylight of Choice
From: SonC at (
Date: Wed Oct 20 17:28:25 2004

In a message dated 10/20/2004 7:19:36 PM Central Daylight Time, writes:
I bought a 1970's 50 'cron (glass is topnotch.....amazing)
But was told I should put a Skylight on it.
Does anyone know of a good protective filter which
will not compromise the quality of the glass in terms of
picture quality that is?

ummmm. I stopped using filters for protection since I went to Solms one day, 
and they pointed out that I was degrading the quality of the lens with the 

Modern coatings are extremely hard. The fifty falls in that class, I think.  
Get a bulb puffer from the drugstore, and a microfiber cloth to clean with 
go naked, (filter-wise)

Natchitoches, Louisiana
Oldest continuous settlement in La Louisiane
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