Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2009/09/29

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Subject: [Leica] Hood 12504, 35 Lux, UV/IR Filter, M8
From: grduprey at (grduprey at
Date: Tue, 29 Sep 2009 14:49:21 +0000

I also use the E49 filter in the 12504 hood on my 35 'lux.  Works just fine. 
 Also, someone told me that Heliopan will make a Series 7 filter if you 
special order it, don't know the price, as the 49mm filter works just fine.

  -------------- Original message from "Frank Filippone" <red735i at>: --------------

> OK, another problem solved......
> The 35 pre-ASPH Lux requires the use of hood 12504.  That means Series 7
> Filters, inside the hood.  If you want to use this on a M8 with the UV/IR
> Filter, it means a filter that costs upwards of $170. If you can get one...
> as they are also for the 24 or 21 ( I forget which) Lux.  AS far as I can
> find, there is no B+W nor Heliopan option.  Leica only.
> So if you are a bit cheap, and have a E49 filter.... drop that puppy in the
> hood ( backwards with the threads facing out) and continue on with 
> life.....
> Bob's your uncle.
> Coding?  Yes, the mount seems like a diabolical joke to remove for sending
> to Milich... so code it with a felt that is really cheap.
> Just another data point for M8 users that want to use a UV/IR filter.
> Isn't trailing technology great?
> BTW, no, I am not sure that the filter works correctly backwards.... but
> it's all I got.
> Frank Filippone
> red735i at
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