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Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman Peter Dechert is best known for his Canon Rangefinder, Canon SLR, and Olympus Pen books, the latter two long out-of-print. He was a monthly columnist for many years for SHUTTERBUG magazine, and has contributed to many others. Most recently he has written about the pre-WW2 Zeiss 35mm cameras, but his interests in camera equipment and optics are many and varied. As a pro protographer and honorary life member of ASMP, Peter is also expert in using the gear! Peter Kitchingman - author of Canon Rangefinder Lens book Peter Kitchingman's 'Canon M39 Rangefinder Lenses 1939-71' book is the definitive source on these very interesting optics. His interests also go to the entire Canon Rangefinder system and beyond.

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Old 02-11-2016   #1
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I recently aquired a Canon 7 with a 50 mm 1.8 Canon lens. I'd like to put a UV filter on it but the 39mm is too small; the 40.5mm is too large. What is the correct size and does anyone make filters for these lenses -- also would love to get a sunshade. Any ideas?
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Hi and welcome to the forum

the Canon LTM 1.8/50 have 40mm filter thread. ( good source is the Canon Cameramuseum: http://www.canon.com/c-museum/en/product/s47.html )
One can find 40mm filters, in case you have somewhat bigger filters already there are step up rings e.g. 40<40.5, 40<43, 40<46, 40<49 asf. hoods also will be more easily available in these bigger sizes, everything also available on the big auction site
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FWIW, I've used 40->40.5 step up rings on basically all of my Canon RF lenses. Makes life much easier and is still fairly compact.
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I just purchased THIS adapter to use 40.5mm filters/hoods on my Canon 50mm f1.8 LTM and it works fine. Also, the pictured adapter is not the one correct one but I received the correct 40-40.5 adapter, FYI.
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New 40mm UV, CPL and ND filters are available on eBay and elsewhere, because the Fuji X10 takes 40mm filters.

If you're looking for colored filters for use with B&W film, it's a bit harder, but not impossible to find vintage filters from Canon, Kenko, Walz, etc.

Also, the original Canon hood for the 50/1.8 is a 2-piece affair that includes a Series VI filter holder.
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What kermaier said above. Also, 40mm screw in hoods are available. I have one by Walz. However, I have several 40mm filters with no front threads. With these you have to use a 42mm clamp on hood like the one by Canon.
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