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Hello all:

 

I am beginning to explore the world of old and older Leitz lenses for my M cameras. I recently purchased a 1935 50mm f3.5 Elmar (uncoated LTM, used with a LTM to M adapter ring) and just got a 1955 50mm f2.0 LTM Summitar (again, LTM with LTM to M adapter). I just saw a SOOTF adapter for sale, advertised as allowing the use of filters for the Summitar on the Elmar. Is that so?

 

Also, can "swing-out" polarizing filters be used on the Summitar? I have one for my Summicron (V3) and another for my Summilux (V1 - 1959). Were any made for the Summitar?

 

Thanks to all of you for your help.

 

Guy

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Yes, the SOOTF adapted the Summitar filter to the A 36 diameter to slip on an 5 cm Elmar. Though your question about the swing-out polarizer on the Sumitar leaves me at a loss. You would need another adapter to fit it on the special Summitar filter mount, but I cannot find anything which seems to fit.

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Thanks, Uli, John:

 

Uli: I am still waiting for the SOOTF to arrive from the seller on the (not so) bad e-Bay. I'll comment on it when I get it.

 

John: I do have a 13352 "swing-out" polarizer, and you are correct, it does fit the Summitar. By the way, what is the size of the screw-in filters for the Summitar? Thanks.

 

Guy

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The FISUM is the (historically) correct swing-out polarizer for the Summitar. The POOLN is the A-36 version for the Elmar, etc. As you are not a historical fanatic (using LTM lenses on an M camera), the #13352 Polarizer will work fine on the Summitar, and with your Elmar via the SOOTF. I have also found the #12504 lens hood invaluable. It allows Series 7 filters to be used in place of the #13352.

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By the way, what is the size of the screw-in filters for the Summitar?

 

 

The diameter is 36.5 mm, and it's screw mount differs from all other Leica-filters. The original Summitar-filters are rather rare. They fit exactly on the lenses front, so they are also the most stylish filters:

 

http://www.l-camera-forum.com/leica-forum/leica-sammler-historica/101208-uva-ja-oder.html#post1066585

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