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    help me understand Kodak VI slip on

    I have the Graphex Optar 135mm f4.7 lens that I want to use a normal 37mm filter with.
    I read that I need to buy the Kodak VI slip on that lets me step up to 37mm.

    I am looking to buy one on ebay, and on one listing, it says Kodak Series VI Adapter Ring 15/32 In 37mm

    What does the 15/32 stands for?
    Is the size of the slip on that goes on the lens standard? So technically as long as it's a series VI, it will give my lens?

    Thanks!

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    Ian Martin
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    Re: help me understand Kodak VI slip on

    15/32 is likely 1 15/32 inches. You need a series VI adapter that matches the outer diameter of your lens. Based on other posts Im seeing, thatd be 1 1/2 or 38mm

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    Re: help me understand Kodak VI slip on

    if the adapter size is 1 1/2" than which filter size work with it?

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    Re: help me understand Kodak VI slip on

    thank you for the reply and the link but in all honesty this didn't help at all and didn't come close to answering the question.

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    Re: help me understand Kodak VI slip on

    Quote Originally Posted by usernamechecks View Post
    thank you for the reply and the link but in all honesty this didn't help at all and didn't come close to answering the question.
    Series VI is the filter size. See here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photog...Series_filters
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    Re: help me understand Kodak VI slip on

    In case you didn't realize, Series filters are not threaded and require a retaining ring to hold them in the adapter.

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    Re: help me understand Kodak VI slip on

    this is getting more and more confusing. I have seen on ebay that the slip on is threaded where the filter should go.
    What is the solution if I want to use an Urth filter of 37 or 39mm?
    I checked ebay and I couldn't find those sizes, I found 38mm but that is inbetween.

    Thanks for your help!

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    Re: help me understand Kodak VI slip on

    I don't quite understand how to use this info.
    The wikipedia link says filter size 41.3mm and adapter ring 44mm.
    I measured the diameter of my lens and it's between 35 and 36mm.

    All those half answers are confusing me even more. Would be grateful if someone spill the beans instead of sending me in circles.

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    Re: help me understand Kodak VI slip on

    It is a problem

    I use iighting gels and tape them onto something useable

    I have piles of the wrong size Series Filters all damaged

    http://throughavintagelens.com/2013/...ilter-systems/
    Tin Can

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    Re: help me understand Kodak VI slip on

    tbh at this point I might just sell it and get another one that doesn't require so many adapters and such to get it to work properly. thanks for the input tho!

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