110XL which non-extra wide filter actually fits

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Thank you in advance to any and all...

I know that most people prefer not to attach a filter to the front of a supreme quality lens just for the sake of "protection". However, I can be a clutz sometimes, in fact I almost put a ding in my new 110 just a few short days into my ownership.

I'd like to purchase a UV or skylight filter (B&W, Hoya, whatever) of excellent quality and have read all threads relating to the 110XL filter issue but can't find specifics. Can anyone please let me know WHICH specific 67mm filter screws completely onto the 110XL without touching the glass. I would prefer to NOT use an extra-wide or step-up for the purpose.

Thank you very kindly.

-- Cedric P. Thevenaz (cpt@trilliumcorp.com), June 19, 2001


Cedric, IMHO I think you'd be hard pushed to find a 67mm filter that doesn't touch the front element. I solved the problem by using a 67-77mm step up ring and now use 77mm filters with no ill effect, another option is to remove the glass from a 67mm filter and use this as a 67-67mm ring, attaching the filter to the empty ring. I understand that even the "thin filters" still place the filter too close for comfort to the front element. Regards

-- paul owen (paulowen_2000@yahoo.com), June 20, 2001.

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