Series sized filter holders : LUSENET : Large format photography : One Thread

I need holders for round glass filters in unthreaded mounts in sizes Series 7, 9 and 9A. I've contacted Calumet, B&H and a number of the larger used equipment dealers none of whom have any of the above holders. Any suggestions as to where I could try next? One of the photographic equipment machinists has quoted me $50 - $75 each for custom made holders, and I'm hoping to get them for less. Any suggestions will be appreciated. Thanks.

-- John Purins (, May 25, 2000


Tiffen makes a variety of Series 9 filter adapters. Common sizes are 72mm, 77mm, 86mm plus others. What specifically are looking for? There is also an ample supply of series adapters at used camera shows.

-- Robert A. Zeichner (, May 25, 2000.

John: I have found a couple of those filter holders to fit my lenses at photography equipment swap meets. I don't know if there are any any your area. This isn't what you asked, but have you considered the filter holders that accept the square holders? Some of these holders have a sort of universal lens mount that will take more than one size lens, so you really don't need but one holder and one set of filters. Hope this helps, Doug.

-- Doug Paramore (, May 25, 2000.

By unthreaded mounts, do you mean that the mount/holder for the series filter holder is a push on one to go on an unthreaded lens? (ie old Ektar or whatever?) - I have an old tiffen one of these that came with my Ektar 127mm - it just slips on the lens (is a lens hood as well) and unscrews to take the correct series filter. In this case it is a kodak 1 9/16" / 39.5mm one.

If so, these come up on EBay in different sizes. Or try asking these guys:

Tim A

-- Tim Atherton (, May 25, 2000.

Try some of the dealers that advertise in Shutterbug--Columbus Camera Group would be a good place to start, and possibly some of the dealers in Chicago. Series VII filters and holders used to be a dime a dozen a few years back.

-- (, May 26, 2000.

I've been able to dig up odd adapter rings and filter holders at Olden Camera in New York.

-- David Goldfarb (, May 26, 2000.

B+W makes adapters and also look up Steve Grimes at who is now located in RI. Cheers, Scott

-- Scott Walton (, May 26, 2000.

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