I recently purchased a 150mm f/9 Graphic-Kowa with external (male) 46mm threads. I read a post here on APUG in which someone was using a 46mm step-up ring sandwiched between the front element and the shutter and keeping it tacked in place with a touch of glue to keep it from spinning. In another thread someone was using a 46mm step-down ring and screwing filters on backwards. There's another solution... and apologies to those who already know about these. Female/female adapters are available in several sizes. So, in addition to a 46mm step-down ring one can add a F/F coupler so filters will screw on normally. I chose 58mm because it's large enough to eliminate vignetting yet small enough to not interfere with shutter adjustment. Here's what I ordered... http://www.camera-filters.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=431&products_id=7206 http://www.camera-filters.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=7215 I hope these work!!