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I am dissatisfied with the Leica Series 8 circ. polarizer for the R 24/2.8 because turning that little wheel on the hood in order to adjust the polarizer is slow and strenuous. Using a normal E60 screw-in polarizer leads to vignetting...
Has anybody a solution to that problem? Do slim line polarizers of B+W solve this problem? Can they be used together with the hood?
Thanks for help
-- Stefan Feaux de Lacroix (email@example.com), June 27, 2001
I don't have the R, but I have sucessfully used a 77mm polarizer with a 62 or 72-77mm step-up ring on my Nikon super-wides (Nikon's 77mm superwides won't vignette with one 77mm filter attached). I'm sure you could set up a similar configuration for your R system. It actually simplified my SLR filter system significantly. I now carry only 77mm filters plus lightweight adapter rings for each lens size. This configuration works well for me. If needed, I shade the lens with my hat. (BTW, the B&W rings are the best, but are made of brass so they are heavy. The Tiffen rings are lighter-weight aluminum and are also of very good quality. The cheap after-martket rings can bind and get stuck on the filters or your lens, so I'd steer clear of them.)
-- Jack Flesher (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 27, 2001.
The only adaptors I have seen for E60 are 60-55, 60-58 and 60-62. If a 62 "thin" polarizer still vignettes, you'd need a 62-72 or 77 on top of the 60-62, and since that would also add thickness, you might still get vignetting. The worst part is you won't know until you try. Unfortunately, B+W does not make a thin polarizer in E60, and Heliopan has discontinued theirs. I tried getting one for my 35- 70/4. One other possibility is a Cokin setup.
-- Jay (email@example.com), June 27, 2001.
Stefan; you say it is a circular polarized filter; well as long as I know they donīt need to be turned round. But donīt belive me much I havenīt use a pola for long.
-- r watson (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 27, 2001.
r watson wrote "Stefan; you say it is a circular polarized filter; well as long as I know they donīt need to be turned round. But donīt belive me much I havenīt use a pola for long." __________________________________________________________________
You should use a circular polarizer with Leica R cameras, to avoid inaccurate meter readings, because of the semi-silvered mirror. However, there is no difference in use between a circular polarizer and a linear polarizer; they both need to be rotated to obtain the desired effect.
-- Ray Moth (email@example.com), June 28, 2001.