Computar & Graphic-Kowa --- How to Use Standard Filters on Ext. Threaded Lenses

Discussion in 'Large Format Cameras and Accessories' started by Old-N-Feeble, Sep 9, 2012.

  1. Old-N-Feeble

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    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!!