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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 3:35 pm    Post subject: Helios 40 Filter adapter Reply with quote

After receiving the Helios 40, I was searching high and low for a UV filter for it, but there simply wasn't any UV filter in 66mm. I tried 67mm, but the filter simply does not fit.

At the same time I was also searching for a step up ring, 66mm to 67mm or to some other common size like 72mm or 77mm but again my search through the net did not resulted in anything.

To make a long story short, since I am not a mechanic, here is my simple approach.

Here is what. you need:

(i) a 72mm mount without glass or in my case I am using a 72mm to 77mm step up ring. Any advantage of one comparing to the other. I don't think so. The reason I use a step up ring is because I have one sitting around.

(ii) double sided tape
(iii) some foam
(iv) a correct size UV filter (depending on what you used in (i) above


Last edited by my_photography on Fri Jan 22, 2010 3:48 pm; edited 1 time in total


PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A picture is worth a thousand words so here's the photo:

The step up ring with double sided tape and thin layer of foam



PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

and the end result:


Do note you might need to put some force in order to push the adapter filter into the body.

Once you get it in, here you have it



and now you can even put a standard size filter and a hood.


PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

would you like me to make a few 66-67mm step-up filters? Wink


PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

by the way ... Helios-40 versus Helios-40-2 which one is the preferred one?


PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2010 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hk300 wrote:
would you like me to make a few 66-67mm step-up filters? Wink


Can you really do that? It will be very interesting as I could not find any on the web.


PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2010 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

my_photography wrote:
hk300 wrote:
would you like me to make a few 66-67mm step-up filters? Wink


Can you really do that? It will be very interesting as I could not find any on the web.


okay ... i will have a few produced. Cool


PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2010 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hk300 wrote:
my_photography wrote:
hk300 wrote:
would you like me to make a few 66-67mm step-up filters? Wink


Can you really do that? It will be very interesting as I could not find any on the web.


okay ... i will have a few produced. Cool


I will be interested. Let me know.


PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2010 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hk300 wrote:
my_photography wrote:
hk300 wrote:
would you like me to make a few 66-67mm step-up filters? Wink


Can you really do that? It will be very interesting as I could not find any on the web.


okay ... i will have a few produced. Cool



Excellent Alex! I believe this is a missing tool on market and many Helios owner will love it . They can use UV filter from now as a transparent lens cap.


PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2010 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Attila wrote:
hk300 wrote:
my_photography wrote:
hk300 wrote:
would you like me to make a few 66-67mm step-up filters? Wink


Can you really do that? It will be very interesting as I could not find any on the web.


okay ... i will have a few produced. Cool



Excellent Alex! I believe this is a missing tool on market and many Helios owner will love it . They can use UV filter from now as a transparent lens cap.


+1

Alex please reserve one for me. Very Happy


PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2010 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

+1. Even though I don't have the original 40, it will probably be an eventual purchase.


PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2010 6:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hk300 wrote:
okay ... i will have a few produced. Cool


Count me in. I am also looking for a 67mm to 63mm ring to screw in a 63mm anamorphic adapter onto a 67mm lens, but I know this one is highly unlikely as no one but me probably needs one.


PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2010 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hk300 wrote:
would you like me to make a few 66-67mm step-up filters? Wink


Is it possible with such a small difference?

I would be personally interested in a 66mm lens hood for the Helios-40
Do you make lens hoods?


PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2010 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Orio wrote:
hk300 wrote:
would you like me to make a few 66-67mm step-up filters? Wink


Is it possible with such a small difference?


The difference is irrelevant - the threads can be 66mm and 72mm, 66mm and 52mm, anything.


PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hk300 wrote:
okay ... i will have a few produced. Cool

Please count me in! Thanks a lot!
Willi


PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Orio wrote:
hk300 wrote:
would you like me to make a few 66-67mm step-up filters? Wink


Is it possible with such a small difference?

I would be personally interested in a 66mm lens hood for the Helios-40
Do you make lens hoods?


Orio, maybe you could use a 66mm-67mm step up then a standard 67mm hood? Custom make for 1 unit will be very expensive even if it is possible to make.


PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Orio wrote:
hk300 wrote:
would you like me to make a few 66-67mm step-up filters? Wink


Is it possible with such a small difference?

I would be personally interested in a 66mm lens hood for the Helios-40
Do you make lens hoods?


it would be possible, but i would probably need to make 20pcs at least.
Also, having 66mm hood will still not solve the filter issue. Some people like filters ... Very Happy


PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh yes, I would prefer a stepupring 66 to 67 mm too. It is much more versatile and I have a metal lens hood 67 already.


PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any word on this one yet? I'm now a bit more anxious now that I have a 40 coming to me (in addition to the 40-2 that I already own).


PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great news everyone, Alex has custom made some 66-67 steps up ring. I have posted my review @ the 66-67mm Step-up Ring thread.

Last edited by my_photography on Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:19 pm; edited 1 time in total


PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hk300 wrote:

okay ... i will have a few produced. Cool


One for me also please!!


PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2010 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One for me too!!!!
Thank you


PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2010 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any update on this project?


PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was just wondering to myself when someone would ask this question and I saw this thread.

The answer is very simple really.

I have an adapter I got off ebay for very little which screws right in and I take a 67mm hood on my H40.

On second thought I think I'll let the excitement brew a bit before I post the solution. Once out, the prices of these rings will probably go up... Idea


PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm... just read the 66-67mm thread, and I have to say Alex's product is well priced... so its a good solution too ! So I'll just slink away now.