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3-Feb-2007, 19:58
Just got one of these - was wondering about placing a uv filter on the front ring in order to protect the diaphram which is exposed since the there's no front element.
Suggestions? Size?

Jon Wilson
3-Feb-2007, 22:37
You can purchase one of these adapter rings from sk grimes.

3-Feb-2007, 22:37
I just make sure the lens caps are on when when not in use. I dont use any UV filters to protect lenses, just treat them with respect.

3-Feb-2007, 23:16
Yea, didn't get a lenscap...

John Berry
4-Feb-2007, 00:01
The threads on the front are series 9.

Robert A. Zeichner
4-Feb-2007, 07:20
I bought my 305mm Portrait lens from the late John Kausch, a portratist from Birmingham MI. He did a very clever thing by attaching a series 9 gel filter holder to the front and then sliding a 4x4 piece of foam core in the holder to protect the shutter/lens when not in use. I still use it that way and by doing so, can also use a bunch of gel filters I got from him as well. Just another approach