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Tom

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I decided I'd better get a UV filter for my the Leica lens on my FZ7 camera. As an interim solution I figured I'd just use a filter off one of my 35mm SLR camera lenses, but that was too large. When I was in a store yesterday, the next smaller size they had was 52mm, but that turned out to be too small. Are there other sizes of filter between 52mm and 55mm?

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My FZ30 takes a 55 MM filter but my Nikon film camera has a 53MM filter.  You probably need a 53mm.  Take the camera to the store with you. Or trade for the FZ30 and then you will need a 55MM.  ;D ;) :D
 

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Thanks Chet and Ron.

Or trade for the FZ30 and then you will need a 55MM.

That would be a very expensive filter  ;D

Edit:

There's one for every size lens.

Chet - that link has 52mm and 55mm, but nothing in between - same as I saw at the store  ???
 

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Tom,

I just checked the Nikon F1 and 501 and confirmed the filter s are 52MM not 53 as I thought. The Nikor telephoto is 62MM
 

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Thanks Ron. I have to get to a real photo shop to find the filter I need.
 

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Karl,

I bought the (el cheapo) filter in a sealed package, brought it home, then tried it. It sure was a loose fit. I can't recall if I looked at the side of the filter to see if they'd packaged it incorrectly (i.e. put a smaller filter in the 52mm box). Chris returned it for a refund yesterday and I haven't had a chance to get to a store since.
 

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<I bought the (el cheapo) filter in a sealed package>

IMHO, you shouldn't put a cheap filter in front of a nice Leica lens. You spent a decent amount of $ on your camera, why compromise your lens to save $20? Again, just MHO.
 

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Hi Ken,

Good point. I wasn't trying to save money with the filter, but I was trying to protect the lens from scratches. There are no camera stores in this area, so I bought what was available and it happened to be a cheap one.
 
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