e39 Filter wanted

Discussion in 'Black and White' started by anthony_brookes|5, Mar 30, 2015.

  1. I don't know if this is the right place but I am looking for an E39 orange filter for my M6. Does anyone have one
    that they no longer use ?
  2. well: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LEITZ-LEICA-HOOGU-E39-39mm-ORANGE-Or-FILTER-CASED-/141594476806?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item20f7b04106
    I am not sure if the E39 spec has the same thread pitch as 39mm screw-in filters that are legion on filter sites ( link)
  3. SCL


    I've never had a problem interchanging E39 and 39mm thread filters on my Leic lenses. I think there is a slight difference in pitch, but I've never stripped any. If you already have an orange filter in a different size, you might just want to use a step up/down ring with it.
  4. The Leitz / Leica E39 filters all have a 0.5mm pitch so there should be no issue. Before you purchase another manufacturer's filter, verify the thread pitch, if possible. I have purchased several Leitz E39 filters via eBay at reasonable prices. I would stick with an older Leitz filter, or if you prefer, you could opt for a modern B+W (B+W's are multicoated and also have the 0.5mm pitch.) ADORAMA and B&H have carried the B+W brand.

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