Leica-R 50mm f2 Lens Cap Size (Front)

Started Dec 30, 2012 | Questions thread
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Re: Leica-R 50mm f2 Lens Cap Size (Front)
In reply to mildmanneredthinkingman, Dec 31, 2012

There are two types of lenscaps.

Type 1 clamps (springloaded) on the innerside of the filter (screw)thread and is 55mm round (E55). This cap fits on the 35mm - and the 50mm Summicron.

Type 2 slides over the sliding sunshield and has a inner diameter of 63mm and can be used on both the 35mm and the 50mm Summicron.

I would prefer Type ! as this one provides a secure fit. Type 2 the slide-over type is easily lost.

Type nr. 1 can be bought as an inexpensive cap that will fit a greater number of lenses. The original cap with type nr. 14289 (E55) costs on Ebay from 20-40 (ridiculous) Euro´s. Type 2 Orginal, type nr. 14133, could be on Ebay too but I wouldn´t buy the thing.

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