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Does anyone know of a tripod support/mount ring for the 500mm MR-Telyt-R?

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vor 8 Stunden schrieb wlaidlaw:

I have been told that the front cover glass is easily scratched, so I think I will continue with the protective filter. Given it is a good quality MRC Hoya (who it is thought may make some of the Leica branded filters) and is only protective not optical, it should have minimal effect on the imaging. Wilson

Hello Wilson

I have bought my mirror lens around 15 years ago, second hand. In the field I had the sunshade mounted permanently. The lens was not used very often, but it has seen the solar eclipses in Australia, USA and Bavaria at least. Also a visit to Wil van Manen in the Netherlands was necessary. I had bought it with a Canon mount. There are no scratches! But I am very careful in respect of dust cleaning on glass surfaces. 

I would not put a front filter on the lens, because of possible reflections between the 2 filters (frontend and backend).

Mentioning this minor ring a sunshade is a joke (of Leica) for me.

The support ring you have found, is great. I have used the Novoflex one on the adapter up till now.

Jan

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2 hours ago, jankap said:

Hello Wilson

I have bought my mirror lens around 15 years ago, second hand. In the field I had the sunshade mounted permanently. The lens was not used very often, but it has seen the solar eclipses in Australia, USA and Bavaria at least. Also a visit to Wil van Manen in the Netherlands was necessary. I had bought it with a Canon mount. There are no scratches! But I am very careful in respect of dust cleaning on glass surfaces. 

I would not put a front filter on the lens, because of possible reflections between the 2 filters (frontend and backend).

Mentioning this minor ring a sunshade is a joke (of Leica) for me.

The support ring you have found, is great. I have used the Novoflex one on the adapter up till now.

Jan

Hello Jankap,

It might be that the sunshade is there as a protector to absorb the impact from inadvertent contact with a hard object. Or inadvertent touching of the lens surface. In a number of situations a lens shade is more important as a protector than it is as a light suppressor.

Best Regards,

Michael

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