filters for Ektar 127/4.7 : LUSENET : Large format photography : One Thread

I was wondering if anyone knew the filter size or type used on this lens. I am awaiting a Crown Graphic 4x5 with this lens and was wondering if anyone had this information. Are they thread mount? If yes, what size? Any information would be appreciated. Thanks


-- Denis Turbide (, April 19, 2000


Denis, you need a series VI adaptor and retaining ring, the front of the lens is not threades for filters. The adaptor will press-on to the lens. You can convert the series adaptor to a threaded size, or just use series VI filters. These filters a unthreaded discs which are attached to the adaptor with a retaining ring. A large camera store should have some, although you may have to buy used ones, I don't know if they are still made.

-- Bill Moore (, April 19, 2000.

Denis, I think your lens is a 127 f 4.5 Ektar. If so, it takes a 38mm slip on type adapter. I think Harrison & Harrison still makes these, but if not, you should be able to pick up one used at a camera show. Maybe you'll be lucky enough to find an acutal Kodak adapter! I got a couple of such adapters for my 203 f7.7 for $2 a piece!

-- Robert A. Zeichner (, April 19, 2000.

Series VI, like the man said. As I recall, the 127mm took a 1 5/8" slip-on adapter, and the 203mm took a 1 1/2" size. I dont know if there are any thread-on adapters. I have never seen any. You need to prowl through your camera shop's odds-n-ends bin.

-- Tony Brent (, April 19, 2000.

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