E60 filters on 24/2.8 Elmarit-R

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Has anyone tried using E60 instead of Series filters on this lens? (Why does the lens have an E60 thread when Series filters are recommeneded by Leica?).

-- Neil Johnstone (nsj500@yahoo.ca), January 17, 2002


E60 filters will fit, but you some of them will vignette (which is why they made the hood to accept series VIII). You need to trial-and error by shooting film. Looking through the finder won't do it, as the R bodies don't have 100% viewfinders.

-- Jay (infinitydt@aol.com), January 18, 2002.

Just guessing but I think the idea behind the Series filters is to use the hood over the filter. The hood also has a wheel for turning a Series-type polarizing filter.

-- Douglas Herr (telyt@earthlink.net), January 18, 2002.


Just celebrating my 6th year with a 24mm R. Just bought an ex-demo from ebay and sold the previous (estimated age of 15 years) today (La Maison Du Leica, Paris). Yipe, Yipe.

Yes, it's E60. In other comprehensible world 60mm. Sold by Leica and B+W.

Got a UV and a 81B by B+W since ages. Although they look thick, they don't show on pix. However, I would not try a polarizing, just an opinion.

The filters fit well with the shade on since the extra 2mm are accepted.

It's difficult to find second hand filters, try B+W they are much cheaper than OEM. It's a opinion from a French, worth what it worths.

Have you seen the thead of a 28mm? Weird, eh? Xavier.

-- Xavier d'Alfort (hot_billexf@hotmail.com), January 18, 2002.

Using a Leica E60 on the Series-7 Elmarit 24 is not possible. After screwing it in, the front lens of the Elmarit will touch the E60 in a small point. It may damage the surface of the front lens.

-- Christian Nagel (nagelchr@gmx.net), February 01, 2002.

I don't currently have the 24 but I have the 28 Elmarit-R. It has a 48mm thread or a series 7 in the hood. All my other R lenses use E55. I solved my problem by buying a 48-55 step-up ring so I can use one set of filters (pola, grad. neutral density, warming etc). Probably wouldn't work as well on a step down. Cheers.

-- Don (wgpinc@yahoo.com), February 01, 2002.

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