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Hi, I recently purchased a Crown Graphic and a Xenar 135mm f/4.7 lens. How can i use filters on this lens? It has theads but i heard they are non standard and i couldn't just screw in a filter... Do I need an adpter or something? Any help is greatly appreciated, Thanks
-- Paul Palka (email@example.com), December 30, 2000
A 42mm slip-on adapter for series VI filters fits. Since it has metric threads, unlike the Ektar and Optar lenses, I believe that a screw-in filter may work, probably 39mm or 40.5mm.
-- Bill Mitchell (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 30, 2000.
It should take a 40.5 mm filter, readily available at B&H and most other large suppliers.
-- Erik Ryberg (email@example.com), December 31, 2000.
The 135 Xenar takes a 40.5mm filter. Filters of this size are often hard to find and often more expensive than regular sized filters (49,52,55, etc.)To work around this situation I got a 40.5-49mm stepping ring (about $12)on which I mount readily-available 49mm filters. It also allows me to use filters on my 90/6.8 Angulon, a tiny lens which also has a 40.5mm filter size. I hope this helps.
-- Rico Obusan (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 31, 2000.
Cool! Thanks a lot guys, I appreciate your help!
-- Paul Palka (email@example.com), December 31, 2000.