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doubs43
01-07-2005, 15:08
I've just ordered some filters and hoods from a seller who has bent over backwards to make me a happy customer. He sells under the name "OldEnglishChina". I ordered some filters and he was out of a couple so he offered me alternatives and then threw in a lens cap and filter pouch free.

I asked him if he could get 40.5mm filters and hoods as many Russian lenses for the FEDs, Zorkis, Kievs etc. use 40.5mm filters and the FSU sellers don't offer them normally. Examples of FSU lenses that use the 40.5mm accessories include the J-8, J-11 & J-12. Others may as well. (The J-9 uses 49mm).

He's replied that he can order them and it would take from 1-3 months to receive them.

Would anyone here besides me be interested in reasonably priced 40.5mm filters and lens hoods?

Walker

Brian Sweeney
01-07-2005, 15:20
I have also had success in using 40.5mm filters with my Leica Summarit, which takes even harder to find 41mm filters. I wrap a little teflon plumbing tape around the threads before putting them in: works fine. Beats $50 per filter on Ebay!

GeneW
01-07-2005, 15:53
You bet! I'd love a med-red, and yellow-green if I could get them reasonably.

Gene

wlewisiii
01-07-2005, 16:00
I've been going nuts trying to find them. I'd love to order a nice set of bw filters and a handful of uv's and hoods.

William

rover
01-07-2005, 16:57
I have to put a plug in for a business local to me. Just a couple weeks ago I went to their location and met some of the folks there and was very happy with what I found.

http://www.2filter.com/welcometo.html

AKA the Filter Connection in Windham CT is an e-business with no retail store in the traditional sense. I infact purchased a couple lens hoods, including one for my J8 in size 40.5. I offer this as an alternative as they may stock, or be able to deliver what you are looking for in a shorter period of time.

For me, the answer is yes, I do need to make up a list of little stuff that I need, including some 40.5mm stuff.

r-brian
01-07-2005, 18:19
Luckly, I went down to my local, old fashioned, family-owned camera store and rummaged through the drawer of old filter adapters. I helps having worked there. Found a 40.5mm Series VI filter holder. Already had a set of Series VI filters for B&W. Comes in very handy. Also picked up a 40.5 Zeiss/Ikon yellow off Ebay cheap. I think I'm set, thanks.

Brian

Stu :)
01-07-2005, 19:10
I'll go have a look first in my local used camera shops. If no joy I might order a hood, UV and Y2 filter for my new J-8.

Stu :)

RML
01-08-2005, 00:57
Another plug, though not really a local store (at least not for me).

Speedgraphic.co.uk has a wide selection of brands and filter/hood sizes available. You can order their catalog here:

http://www.speedgraphic.co.uk

Photographic "disposables" are either hard to find here in Holland, or bl**dy expensive and I was very glad to find this store. I got my 40.5mm hoods and 49mm hood (for the J-9) here. They promptly delivered and answered any questions swiftly. The only odd thing is their shipping policies. It was cheaper for me to have them send my order (of about a dozen, small items like hoods and a lens pen) in 2 batches than in 1.

taffer
01-08-2005, 03:15
Yup, I already have some hoods but would find interesting to have some stock of 40.5 and 43mm filters as well as some 40 ones for the Canon 50/1.8...

I don't mind too much going unfiltered with the Jupiters or the CV lens (very hard coatings) but with the Sonnar or the Canon now that's another story...

RObert Budding
01-08-2005, 03:27
You can also buy 40.5 mm filters from bhphoto.com. I have a nice B&W filter I bought from them, but it wasn't cheap. As I recall, it set me back $40. But my Contax deserves nice filters!

Robert

rbiemer
01-08-2005, 05:34
Let's see...40.5 red,yellow, yellow-green, IR, and ND. Those would be really helpful.
Unfortuneatly, there is no local store here anymore.
Walker, if you put together a list I,m definitely interested!
Rob

newspaperguy
01-08-2005, 06:49
Yes to hoods.

Pherdinand
01-08-2005, 08:01
They go with the contax sonnars and most other lenses f the classic contax rf's...

peter_n
01-08-2005, 09:03
I bought my 40.5mm filters from random places on eBay and had no trouble finding what I wanted at very reasonable prices. I have a UV, med. yellow, green and red.

The red is ironically enough, a perfect older Zeiss filter marked "Zeiss Ikon Stuttgart". The UVs are branded Bower but made by Hoya and appear to be very high quality.

back alley
01-08-2005, 10:06
speaking of filters...does anyone have a series 6 yellow filter they might want to sell?

joe

denishr
01-08-2005, 10:10
Originally posted by backalley photo
speaking of filters...does anyone have a series 6 yellow filter they might want to sell?

joe

joe, PM me, and we'll work something out. I think I'll be able to find one for you :D

Denis

Russ
01-08-2005, 10:42
Originally posted by backalley photo
speaking of filters...does anyone have a series 6 yellow filter they might want to sell?

joe

Joe

What's a series 6 filter? I am going to a couple of used camera shops today, and I'll look for you. I still have to get your film and other yellow out to you.

KK

doubs43
01-08-2005, 11:44
Originally posted by Russ
Joe, What's a series 6 filter? KK
KK, in addition to filters that are threaded for specific sizes, e.g., 49mm, 52mm etc, there are also series filters without threads. They use an adapter ring into which the series filter is dropped and then a threaded ring secures it in place. It allows using the same filters on multiple lenses using one adapter on each lens.

Series filters are made in sizes V, VI, VII & VIII that I know of.

Walker

rbiemer
01-09-2005, 12:28
in the general discussion area ther is a sticky thread about the series filters
lots of good info there
Rob

back alley
01-09-2005, 14:51
look what i just 'won'

taffer
01-09-2005, 14:57
Looks good joe, congrats !!! Now admit, how much have you been out of the bay ? 2 days, 3 at most ?

:D

back alley
01-09-2005, 15:12
i lasted almost 3 days.

and i just 'won' a 43.5 yellow for one of the oly 35's. (2 down, 1 to go)

joe

hoppinghippos
01-09-2005, 16:54
Hi Walker, I have been looking for yellow, red and possibly IR 40.5mm filters for some time now, do let me if you know of any available! thanks!

laptoprob
04-14-2005, 13:54
Well well, a lot of people searching for 40,5mm filters!
I have the following but since I sold my Rokkor 40 to Todd I do not need them anymore:
UV by B&W, UV by Minolta, red by Hoya and yellow by Hoya.
And an original Leica 41mm light yellow (for summarit, 13155). And a red tiffen 55mm (fits the Canon 50mm 1,2!).
$20 each?

All filters are in good shape or new.

Rob.

aizan
04-14-2005, 14:24
are the 40.5mm hoods vented, or conical?

clarkmac
05-12-2005, 07:39
I bought a really lovely 40.5mm vented hood (39mm also available) on ebay from:
http://stores.ebay.com/AMERICAN-EAGLE-FILTERS-ACCESSORIES_W0QQssPageNameZl2QQtZkm

Richard Black
05-16-2005, 03:55
I just bought a 40.5 vented hood also. He still has 39mm available, at least last night. I purchased several items from him and his service is excellent.

Nickfed
08-05-2005, 07:24
Just about any German f2.8 lens of the 50s and 60s took a 40.5 filter so they can't be that hard to find. I was using a Zeiss filter and lens hood on my (gasp!) Olympus digital when I first got it. They normally live on a Diax/Xenar. The local camera shop right here in beautiful downtown Dee Why produced a new Kenko 40.5 UV over the counter. I understand it is a common size for video cameras.
The real fun, though, is going to be trying to find 19.5mm (?) stuff for my FED f3.5. .... Hmmm
I naively thought it would take 34mm like my Summar but I now realise the Elmar won't either.

tenebrae
08-05-2005, 13:52
Strange, in my experience on eBay, 40.5 filters are plentiful and cheap. Brand new UV or skylight filters selling for between USD 2 and 3. Filter adapters (x to 40.5 mm) can be had as well, for about USD 6 to 7. You just have to restrain yourself when you feel the urge to "settle" your filter needs in one day. But that's the essence of eBay. You pay a price for impatience. Within one month, however, you can find what you need in 40.5 filters at very low prices.

And maybe I have been lucky, but on at least three Russian camera's I bought, I found, as an added bonus, a perfectly usable yellow filter that was not in the auction picture....

Last but not least, lens hoods can be made free of charge out of plastic medicine bottles. If you are not DIY-ly inclined, alex-photo sells them for USD 2 a piece.

richard_l
08-05-2005, 14:27
I have also had success in using 40.5mm filters with my Leica Summarit, which takes even harder to find 41mm filters. I wrap a little teflon plumbing tape around the threads before putting them in: works fine. Beats $50 per filter on Ebay! Wow! Great idea! Thanks! (I've even got some Teflon tape on hand.)

In desperation I got a 41mm to 46mm step-up ring for my Summarit so I could share 46mm filters with the 28mm Ultron, but I would much rather share the 40.5mm filters with my 40mm M-Rokkor. I've always thought that the smaller the filter, the less chance for flare.

Richard

kiev4a
08-05-2005, 16:02
I've got several 40.5 filters on Ebay. We pretty easy to find. I've been considering picking up a 40.5 to 49mm adapter. Would look a little weird but lots of 49mm around. B&H has the adapter

ruben
08-05-2005, 17:45
I have "equalized" the threads of all Kiev lenses by purchasing three step-up rings 40.5~49. By this way I have simplified a lot the whole issue of filters and hoods within the Kiev lens system. And I can take advantage of what I already have from my OM system, plus the Oly RFs. And my Iskras as well via a different combination ending in the 49mm thread.
Therefore for All these cameras I have the same filter kit, which includes 2 linear polarizers, 1 circular (for the OM), 1 warmer for color film at shadows or cloudy days, 1 diffuser, 1 skylight, 1 anti-fluorescent.
My standard hood for the Kiev lenses is the Olympus metalic 85~100 which doesn't interfere at all with the J-8.
For the J-12 I do not use any filter but just the step-up, facilitating the f/stop change and adding a bit of extra shade and defense.
The bottom line is I ended the mess and have a single filter kit for all 35mm cameras I own.
Cheers,
Ruben

Kin Lau
08-05-2005, 19:10
The real fun, though, is going to be trying to find 19.5mm (?) stuff for my FED f3.5. .... Hmmm
I naively thought it would take 34mm like my Summar but I now realise the Elmar won't either.

None of the older Elmar's even have filter treads (there's threads, but it's not a filter thread). You're looking for a A36 filter, which is a 36mm push on. We were just talking about this in a few other threads.

John Robertson
08-06-2005, 15:49
40.5 filters (full range) and metal straight sided lens hoods in two depths are made by Heliopan. The hoods are designed such that the lens cap will fit with the hood mounted.
I got mine from
http://www.teamworkphoto.com/heliopan.html
the hoods are great with the J8, shallow size and J11 tele size. :angel:

tenebrae
08-08-2005, 13:59
The real fun, though, is going to be trying to find 19.5mm (?) stuff for my FED f3.5. .... Hmmm
I naively thought it would take 34mm like my Summar but I now realise the Elmar won't either.

The Elmar or Argus C3 19mm filters screw right into the thread next to the 1:3.5 FED or Industar lenses. You should search Ebay for "Elmar filter". A seller called "airwatches" sells sets consisting of a red, yellow and green filter. I ordered one, and it came in today. The filters fit right in!

RJBender
08-13-2005, 09:46
Wow! Great idea! Thanks! (I've even got some Teflon tape on hand.)

In desperation I got a 41mm to 46mm step-up ring for my Summarit so I could share 46mm filters with the 28mm Ultron, but I would much rather share the 40.5mm filters with my 40mm M-Rokkor. I've always thought that the smaller the filter, the less chance for flare.

Richard

I bought one of these a few weeks ago. It's made well and has a black satin finish.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7532089214

Roger Hicks
08-13-2005, 11:27
None of the older Elmar's even have filter treads (there's threads, but it's not a filter thread). You're looking for a A36 filter, which is a 36mm push on. We were just talking about this in a few other threads.

Well, there were screw-in close-up lenses (ELPRO etc -- I've had a full set) which means that filters have to fit too.

Cheers,

R

Kin Lau
08-13-2005, 13:20
Well, there were screw-in close-up lenses (ELPRO etc -- I've had a full set) which means that filters have to fit too.

Took a much closer look at the 50/3.5, and you're right, there's more of a thread there than my 35/3.5, which has literally just 2 threads. I'll have to try to find some of those filters at a reasonable price.

I see that my I-22 has them also.

John Robertson
08-13-2005, 13:23
If you want to use 39mm filters on the collapsible Elmar or Industar, you will have to look for a SOOGZ, its a Leitz made adapter which clamps onto the lens. I found one in an odds and ends bin a few years ago, but no doubt as in all things Leitz, they will now cost a fortune so they can lie in someones display cabinet!! :bang: I also have a similar Canon device.

richard_l
08-13-2005, 14:03
If you want to use 39mm filters on the collapsible Elmar or Industar, you will have to look for a SOOGZ, its a Leitz made adapter which clamps onto the lens. I found one in an odds and ends bin a few years ago, but no doubt as in all things Leitz, they will now cost a fortune so they can lie in someones display cabinet!! :bang: I also have a similar Canon device.
You can make one by knocking the glass out of an old A36 clamp-on filter and a 39mm filter and gluing them together. I made one for $10 out of a junk A36 filter and an old B+W rubber hood which I had on hand. http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?p=117350#post117350

keithslater
08-13-2005, 14:12
I just purchased 2 40.5mm filters from Ritz Photo at the mall for $9.00. They came together, a Circular Polarizer, and a UV filter. They had a ton of filters on the clearance table, I also got a 48mm Yellow for $2.00. Here are the other sizes that I noticed. 49, 67, 46, 52, 37, 35.5, and 67. This was at the Arnot Mall in Big Flats NY for those who may live nearby. I would also check or call your local Ritz.
Keith

rbiemer
08-13-2005, 21:07
I just purchased 2 40.5mm filters from Ritz Photo at the mall for $9.00. They came together, a Circular Polarizer, and a UV filter. They had a ton of filters on the clearance table, I also got a 48mm Yellow for $2.00. Here are the other sizes that I noticed. 49, 67, 46, 52, 37, 35.5, and 67. This was at the Arnot Mall in Big Flats NY for those who may live nearby. I would also check or call your local Ritz.
Keith
I was recently in the Ritz store in Ithaca and they only had a polarizing filter in 40.5mm.
Even though Ritz is a chain, each store likely has some variation in their stock.
Certainly worth a phone call any way.
I bought three hoods from Heavystar and the transaction went well.
I should get the package next week sometime.
Rob

RJBender
08-15-2005, 07:15
I bought one of these a few weeks ago. It's made well and has a black satin finish.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7532089214


This is the 40.5mm lens hood that I bought:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7538339991

The one I mentioned earlier is the same design except that it's diameter is 43mm.

R.J.

rbiemer
08-18-2005, 07:22
This is the 40.5mm lens hood that I bought:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7538339991

The one I mentioned earlier is the same design except that it's diameter is 43mm.

R.J.
The three hoods I bought from Heavystar came in yesterday's mail. That's six days from the time I mailed a money order across the US and back to me!
The hoods are very nice! I got a 40.5 vented(same one as in your post R.J.), a 40.5 wide--to use with my J-12--and a 49 tele for the J-9.
Now I'm almost completely photo-geeked out :D
I highly reccomend this seller!
Rob