Leica summarit filter size?

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    Leica summarit filter size?

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    Any one know the filter/lens hood size for 1950s screw mount summarit 5cm/f1.5 Also what you think of the lens quality. I would like to see some color and black and white photo's.
     
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    No experience of lens, but filter size is E41. The lens has a reputation as being a big improvement on the pre-war Xenon (due to the coating), by today's standards I would imagine it has low micro-contrast and a higher tendency to flare.

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    David
     
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    PS: I believe I am correct in saying that William Eggleston used something like a Leica IIIF with a SUMMARIT at the start of his picture-taking - maybe this is a recommendation!
     
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    Just in case there's some confusion or doubt introduced by the Summitar / Summarit both being mentioned, they are different lenses, and my information confirms the E41 filter size for the Summarit, which is a 50mm f:1.5. The Summitar is a 50mm f:2.

    Lee
     
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    The Summarit 1.5 uses 41mm filters, pretty hard to find, but a few months ago Don Goldberg at www.dagcamera.com had a few at reasonable prices.

    The hood for this is the Leitz XOONS, which are on the auction site often, but pretty expensive.
     
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    Thanks. for the help