Series Filter Info

     Series filters were widely used on vintage cameras for decades.   Some large series filters are still being produced today for use with cine lenses and super telephotos.   The main type of series filter system uses an adapter which attaches to the lens.  This adapter will either screw onto lens threads or slip on and over the lens collar.  A filter that matches the series size drops into the adapter and a threaded retaining ring screws onto the front threads of the adpter to hold the filter in place.   Some series filters thread directly onto the lens but it is important to know that the thread pitch used on vintage lenses does not match the thread pitch used on modern lenses.   Do not use series threaded filters on modern lenses and vice versa.  Some filters have a slip-on adapter built onto them.   These are usually camera specific.  A few rare adapters use a set screw to tighten around the lens collar.

Basic Sizing

Series #

Series IV

Series 4.5 

Series C 

Series 1/4

Series V

Series 5.5 

Series VI

Series 6.5    Series VII

Series 7.5        Series VIII

Series 8.5      Series 9

Series 93        Series 103        Series 107        Series 10

Series 119        Series 125        Series 11    

Filter Size

20.3

25.4

21.5mm

Series C

30.2

40.5

41.3

47.6

50.8 

57.2

63.5

74.6

82.6

92.8

103

107

114

119

125

138

Retaining Ring

23.8
28.6

 


33.3
43.7

44.5
50.8
54.0
60.3
66.7
77.8
87.3
96.0
106
110
117

122
128
141

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Assembled

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Basic Setup

Lens Adapter > Fliter > Retaining Ring

Screw On

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Slip On

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Types of Connection

Adapters

     There were hundreds of different sized series adapters produced over seceral decades.  The system is extremely versatile.  Some adapters are labeled with thread size or collar size, but some aren't.   Many adapters use a code # or code letter for identification.  Each manufacturer used their own system.  Below are incomplete lists of codes.   These codes may not be 100% accurate.   These adapters came with male and/or female threads.   

Fastener Types

C      

M     

SS    

AS 

SO 

Coarse male 1.0 thread pitch

Medium .75 Thread pitch

Set screw

American thread pitch

Slip-on

     European fine .50 thread pitch is default unless stated otherwise.

  • Kodak #42

  • Kodak #45

  • Kodak #41

  • Enteco #413

  • Kodak #46

  • Kodak #47

  • Kodak #44

  • Kodak #43

14.5mm   Screw-on

16.4mm   Screw-on

16.5mm   Screw-on

16.5mm   Screw-on

17.4mm   Screw-on

18mm      Screw-on

19mm      Screw-on

20.5mm   Screw-on

Series IV

for 21.5mm thin rimless filters

  • Ednalite B

  • Tiffen A

  • Ednalite A

  • Tiffen B

  • Tiffen AR

  • Ednalite RS

  • Ednalite R

  • Elgeet #389

  • Tiffen ER

  • Tiffen C

  • Ednalite BH

  • Tiffen BC

  • Tiffen N

  • Tiffen BT (MS)

  • Ednalite T

  • Tiffen D

  • Tiffen DJ

  • Tiffen K

  • Ednalite G

  • Tiffen H

  • Tiffen AK

  • Ednalite EB

  • Ednalite X

  • Tiffen EB (AS)

  • Tiffen BS

  • Ednalite BX

  • Tiffen GV

  • Tiffen F

  • Ednalite N

  • Tiffen AE

  • Ednalite NE

  • Tiffen BA

  • Tiffen EL

  • Ednalite EL

  • Tiffen BK

  • Ednalite KB

  • Tiffen G

  • Ednalite H

  • Tiffen E

  • Tiffen HM

  • Tiffen BH

  • Tiffen M

  • Ednalite 426W

13.3mm   Screw-on

14.5mm   Screw-on

14.4mm   Screw-on

15mm      Slip-on

15.5mm   Screw-on

16.4mm   Screw-on

16.5mm   Screw-on

16.5mm   Screw-on

16.5mm   Screw-on

16.5mm   Slip-on

17.4mm   Screw-on

17.5mm   Screw-on

17.5mm   Screw-on

18mm      Screw-on

18.1mm   Screw-on

18.0mm   Slip-on

18.5mm   Screw-on

19mm      Screw-on

19mm      Screw-on

19mm      Slip-on

19.9mm   Slip-on

20.3mm   Screw-on

20.5mm   Slip-on

20.5mm   Screw-on

20.5mm   Screw-on

20.8mm   Screw-on

21mm      Screw-on

21mm      Slip-on

21.9mm   Screw-on

22mm      Screw-on

22.1mm   Screw-on

22.5mm   Screw-on

22.5mm   Screw-on

22.7mm   Screw-on

23.5mm   Screw-on

23.5mm   Screw-on

23mm      Slip-on

23mm      Slip-on

23.5mm   Slip-on

23.9mm   Slip-on

24mm      Screw-on

24mm      Slip-on

26mm      Slip-on

Series C (Series 1/4)

Series VII

  • Tiffen #731

  • Tiffen #736

  • Tiffen #721

  • Tiffen #745

  • Riffen $730

  • Tiffen #719

  • Tiffen #735

  • Tiffen #706A

  • Tiffen $711

  • Tiffen #726

  • Tiffen #717 (M)

  • Tiffen #722 (M)

  • Tiffen #720 (M)

  • Tiffen #713

  • Tiffen #704(M)

  • Enteco #70 (M)

  • Tiffen #702

  • Tiffen #706 (M)

  • Tiffen #723

  • Tiffen #716A

  • Tiffen #712

  • Tiffen #705 (M)

  • Ednalite #713(M)

  • Tiffen #724

  • Tiffen #716 (M)

  • Tiffen #752 

  • Tiffen #707A

  • Tiffen #718 (M)

  • Tiffen #715

  • Tiffen #728 (M)

  • Tiffen #754

  • Tiffen #703

  • Tiffen #710 (M)

  • Tiffen #729 (M)

  • Tiffen #707

  • Tiffen #708 (M)

35.5mm   Screw-on

37.5mm   Screw-on

40mm      Screw-on

40.5mm   Screw-on

40.5mm   Screw-on

43mm      Screw-on

44mm      Screw-on

45mm      Screw-on

45mm      Screw-on

46mm      Screw-on

46mm      Screw-on

46.5mm   Screw-on

47mm      Screw-on

48mm      Screw-on

48mm      Screw-on

48mm      Screw-on

49mm      Screw-on

49mm      Screw-on

49.5mm   Screw-on

49.5mm   Screw-on

50mm      Screw-on

51.5mm   Screw-on

51.7mm   Screw-on

52mm      Screw-on

52mm      Screw-on

52mm      Slip-on

53.5mm   Screw-on

54mm      Screw-on

54.5mm   Screw-on

54.5mm   Screw-on

54mm      Slip-on

55mm      Screw-on

55mm      Screw-on

55mm      Screw-on

55.5mm   Screw-on

56mm      Screw-on

  • Tiffen #514 (M)

  • Argus #21 (M)

  • Argus 18C

  • Kodak #18

  • Tiffen #502

  • Ednalite #510

  • Tiffen #556

  • Ednalite #515​

  • Kodak #521/21

  • Kodak #51

  • Tiffen #507

  • Tiffen #516

  • Tiffen #560

  • Tiffen #519 (M)

  • Tiffen #553 (M)

  • Ednalite #512

  • Ednalite #539

  • Tiffen #542

  • Tiffen #552

  • Tiffen #527

  • Tiffen #528

  • Tiffen #517

  • Tiffen #543

  • Tiffen #546

  • Kodak #52

  • Kodak #539

  • Tiffen #538

  • Tiffen #547 (F)

  • Tiffen #541

  • Ednalite #556

  • Tiffen #511

  • Tiffen #552

  • Kodak #519/19

  • Kodak #13

  • Tiffen $563

  • Kodak #522 (M)

  • Kodak #22 (M)

  • Ednalite #502

  • Tiffen #554 (M)

  • Enteco #54 (M)

  • Tiffen #505 (AS)

  • Edanlite #514

  • Ednalite #555

  • Ednalite #558

  • Tiffen #510R/RL

  • Tiffen #551

  • Kodak #56

  • Kodak #53

  • Tiffen #510\

  • Ednalite #514

  • Tiffen #565 (C)

  • Ednalite #513

  • Tiffen #536 (M)

  • Tiffen #518 (M)

  • Enteco #526

  • Ednalite #551

  • Kodak #55

  • Kodak #57 (M)

  • Tiffen #534 (M)

  • Tiffen #544

  • Tiffen #555

  • Tiffen #562

  • Tiffen #526

  • Tiffen #520

  • Tiffen #509

  • Ednalite #506

  • Ednalite #511

  • Tiffen #503

  • Tiffen #508

  • Tiffen #558

  • Ednalite #505

  • Tiffen #512

  • Ednalite #501

  • Ednalite #503

  • Enteco #504 (M)

  • Tiffen #561

  • Enteco #502 

  • Tiffen #543

  • Tiffen #545 (M)

  • Tiffen #513 (SS)

  • Tiffen #564 (SS)

  • Ednalite #509

  • Ednalite #557

  • Tiffen #538

  • Enteco #53

  • Tiffen #523

  • Ednalite #554

  • Tiffen #535

  • Tiffen #557L 

  • Tiffen #540

  • Tiffen #537 (M)

  • Ednalite #504

  • Tiffen #506

  • Tiffen #530

  • Tiffen #501S (M)

  • Tiffen #524 (SS)

  • Ednalite #566

  • Tiffen #515

  • Ednalite #507

17.5mm   Screw-on

17.5mm   Screw-on

19mm      Screw-on

19mm      Screw-on

19mm      Screw-on

19mm      Screw-on

19.5mm   Slip-on

21.5mm   Screw-on

21.7mm   Screw-on

22mm      Screw-on

22mm      Screw-on

22mm      Screw-on

22mm      Screw-on

22mm      Screw-on

22mm      Screw-on

22.1mm   Screw-on

​22.1mm   Screw-on

​22.5mm   Screw-on

​22.5mm   Screw-on

​23mm      Screw-on

​23mm      Screw-on

23.5mm   Screw-on

​23.5mm   Screw-on

​23.5mm   Screw-on

​23.5mm   Screw-on

​23.5mm   Slip-on

​24mm      Screw-on

​24mm      Screw-on

​24mm      Slip-on

​24.8mm   Screw-on

​25mm      Screw-on

​25mm      Screw-on

​25.5mm   Screw-on

​25.5mm   Slip-on

​25.5mm   Slip-on

​26.5mm   Screw-on

​26.5mm   Screw-on

​26.5mm   Screw-on

​26.5mm   Screw-on

​26.5mm   Screw-on

​26.5mm   Screw-on

​26.9mm   Screw-on

​26.9mm   Screw-on

​26.9mm   Screw-on

​27mm      Screw-on

​27mm      Screw-on

​27mm      Screw-on​27mm      Screw-on

​27mm      Screw-on

​27mm      Screw-on

​27.5mm   Screw-on

​27.6mm   Screw-on

​28mm      Screw-on

​28mm      Screw-on

​28.5mm   Screw-on

​28.5mm   Screw-on

​28.5mm   Screw-on

​28.5mm   Screw-on

​28.5mm   Screw-on

​28.5mm   Slip-on

​28.5mm   Slip-on

​29mm      Screw-on

​29mm      Slip-on

​29mm      Slip-on

29.5mm   Screw-on

29.5mm   Screw-on

29.5mm   Screw-on

30mm      Screw-on

30mm      Screw-on

30mm      Screw-on

30.4mm   Screw-on

30.5mm   Screw-on

30.5mm   Screw-on

30.5mm   Screw-on

30.5mm   Screw-on

30.5mm   Screw-on

30.5mm   Screw-on

31mm      Screw-on

31.5mm   Screw-on

31.5mm   Set Screw

31.5mm   Set Screw

31.8mm   Screw-on

32mm      Screw-on

32mm      Screw-on

32mm      Screw-on

32mm      Slip-on

32.5mm   Screw-on

32.5mm   Screw-on

33mm      Bay

33mm      Slip-on

33.5mm   Screw-on

33.7mm   Screw-on

34mm      Screw-on

34mm      Screw-on

34mm      Screw-on

35mm      Set Screw

35.5mm   Screw-on

35.5mm   Screw-on

38mm      Screw-on

Series V

  • Tiffen #904 (M)

  • Tiffen #907 (M)

  • Ednalite #954M

  • Tiffen #910 (M)

  • Tiffen #913 (M)

  • Tiffen #911 (M)

  • Tiffen #908 (M)

  • Tiffen #905 (M)

  • Tiffen SP6 (M)

  • Tiffen #902 (M)

  • Tiffen #912 (M)

  • Tiffen #903 (M)

56mm      Screw-on

58.5mm   Screw-on

58.5mm   Screw-on

62mm      Screw-on

67mm      Screw-on

69mm      Screw-on

71.5mm   Screw-on

78.5mm   Screw-on

81mm      Screw-on

81.5mm   Screw-on

82mm      Screw-on

84.5mm   Screw-on

Series IX

Series VI

  • Kodak #625(M)

  • Kodak #25 (M)

  • Tiffem 646 (M)

  • Tiffen 610RL

  • Kodak #629

  • Kodak #29

  • Tiffen #605

  • Tiffen #608

  • Tiffen #610

  • Ednalite #611

  • Tiffen #623

  • Kodak #626(M)

  • Kodak #26 (M)

  • Tiffen #640 (M)

  • Edna. #652 (M)

  • Tiffen #617

  • Tiffen #620

  • Kodak #629A

  • Tiffen #630

  • Tiffen #625

  • Tiffen #633

  • Tiffen #645

  • Ednalite #615

  • Tiffen #613

  • Tiffen #618

  • Tiffen #637

  • Tiffen #650

  • Tiffen #658 (M)

  • Tiffen #615

  • Kodak #61 (M)

  • Tiffen #606

  • Kodak #627(M)

  • Kodak #27 (M)

  • Ednalite #667

  • Enteco #604

  • Tiffen #635

  • Tiffen #612

  • Tiffen #614

  • Enteco #604(M)

  • Tiffen #656

  • Kodak #628(M)

  • Kodak #28 (M)

  • Tiffen #627

  • Tiffen #639

  • Tiffen #636

  • Kodak #63

  • Tiffen #624

  • Tiffen #609

  • Ednalite #617

  • Tiffen #603

  • Tiffen #651

  • Tiffen #654 (SS)

  • Aetna #6602

  • Enteco #61

  • Kodak #62

  • Tiffen #602

  • Ednalite #601

  • Tiffen #641

  • Tiffen #611

  • Tiffen #628 (M)

  • Kodak #624 (M)

  • Kodak #24 (M)

  • Tiffen #638

  • Tiffen #607

  • Tiffen #652 (M)

  • Tiffen #616

  • Tiffen #657 (M)

  • Tiffen #607A(M)

  • Tiffen #639

  • Tiffen #631 (M)

  • Tiffen #659 (C)

  • Tiffen #632 (M)

  • Tiffen #642 (M)

  • Tiffen #655 (SS)

  • Ednalite #619 M

  • Tiffen #604 (M)

23.5mm   Screw-on

23.5mm   Screw-on

26mm      Screw-on

27mm      Screw-on

29.5mm   Screw-on

29.5mm   Screw-on

29.5mm   Screw-on

29.5mm   Screw-on

29.5mm   Screw-on

29.5mm   Screw-on

30mm      Screw-on

30mm      Screw-on

30mm      Screw-on

30mm      Screw-on

30mm      Screw-on

30.5mm   Screw-on

31mm      Screw-on

32mm      Screw-on

33mm      Slip-on

34mm      Screw-on

​34mm      Screw-on

​34mm      Screw-on

​34mm      Screw-on

34.5mm   Screw-on​34.5mm   Screw-on

​34.5mm   Screw-on

35mm      Screw-on

35mm      Screw-on

35.5mm   Screw-on

35.5mm   Screw-on

35mm      Screw-on

35.5mm   Screw-on

35.5mm   Screw-on

37.5mm   Screw-on

37.5mm   Screw-on

37.5mm   Screw-on

37.5mm   Screw-on

37.5mm   Screw-on

37.5mm   Screw-on

38mm      Screw-on

38mm      Screw-on

38mm      Screw-on

38.5mm   Screw-on

​38.5mm   Screw-on

​38.5mm   Screw-on

39mm      Screw-on

39mm      Screw-on

​39.5mm   Screw-on

40mm      Screw-on

40mm      Screw-on

40mm      Screw-on

40mm      Set screw

40.5mm   Screw-on

40.5mm   Screw-on

40.5mm   Screw-on

40.5mm   Screw-on

40.5mm   Screw-on

40.5mm   Screw-on

41mm      Screw-on

41mm      Screw-on

42mm      Screw-on

42mm      Screw-on

42mm      Slip-on

43mm      Screw-on

43mm      Screw-on

43.5mm   Screw-on

43.5mm   Screw-on

44mm      Screw-on

45mm      Screw-on

45mm      Screw-on

45.5mm   Screw-on

45.5mm   Screw-on

46mm      Screw-on

47mm      Set screw

49mm      Screw-on

49mm      Screw-on

  • Tiffen #816

  • Tiffen #811

  • Tiffen #817

  • Tiffen #809 (M)

  • Tiffen #810 (M)

  • Tiffen #805A (M)

  • Tiffen #805 (M)

  • Tiffen#814

  • Tiffen #819 (M)

  • Tiffen #813 (M)

  • Tiffen #815 (M)

  • Tiffen SP10

  • Kodak #81 (M)

  • Tiffen #802 (M)

  • Tiffen #820

  • Tiffen #812 (M)

  • Tiffen #807 (M)

  • Tiffen #808A (M)

  • Tiffen #818 (M)

  • Tiffen #806 (M)

  • Tiffen SP8 (M)

  • Tiffen SP2 (M)

  • Enteco #81 (M)

  • Tiffen #821 (M)

  • Tiffen #804 (M)

40.5mm   Screw-on

43mm      Screw-on

45mm      Screw-on

49mm      Screw-on

49.5mm   Screw-on

51mm      Screw-on

51.5mm   Screw-on

51.5mm   Slip-on

52mm      Screw-on

54.5mm   Screw-on

55mm      Screw-on

57.5mm   Screw-on

57.5mm   Screw-on

57.5mm   Screw-on

Bay 57

58mm      Screw-on

58.5mm   Screw-on

60mm      Screw-on

60mm      Screw-on

62mm      Screw-on

62mm      Screw-on

66mm      Screw-on

67mm      Screw-on

62mm      Screw-on

67.5mm   Screw-on

Series VIII

Bay Filters (Bayonet)

     Bay filters mount onto the lens with a bayonet connection.    There are several sizes and several mount variations.  This is a cross reference for some of the cameras that use the bayonet filter sytem.   Rollei and Hasselblad have their own systems.   Bay 1-8 are Rollei sytem and Bay 50-104 are the Hasselblad system which uses the measurement in mm as the bay #.  Some filters have bayonet fronts and some have smooth or threaded fronts.  There are adapters available that allow you to step up to modern or series filters as a money saver.  Bay filters can be very expensive.

 
  • Kowa Kalloflex

  • Ricohmatic 44  80 w/ Rikenon f3.5  

  • Ricoh Diacord

  • Minolta Autocord Cds, III  75 f3.5

  • Rollei SL26 Tessar 40 F2.8

  • Rolleicord Schneider Xenar 75 f3.5

  • Rolleiflex 6x6 Tessar 75 f3.5  

  • Rolleiflex 6x6 Xenar 75 f3.5

  • Rolleiflex T Tessar 75 f3.5

  • Yashica Mat 124 - 124G - 635 - EM

  • Yashica 44 LM  -  Yashicaflex C - D - LM

Bay 1

  • Rolleiflex 3.5F  w/Planar 75 f3.5 or Xenotar 75 f3.5

  • Rolleimagic

  • Rolleimagic II w/ Xenar 75 f3.5

Bay 2

  •  Rolleiflex 2.8F w/ Planar 80 f2.8 or   Xenotor 80 f2.8 or Tele-Rolleiflex   Sonnar 135 f4.0 

Bay 3

  • Rollei Wide 55mm f4 Distagon

Bay 4

  • .

Bay 5

  • Rollei SL66 w/40 Distagon f4.0 or 55mm PCS Super Angulon/shift f4. or 75mm PCS Rolleigon/shift f4.5

Bay 6

  • Rolleiflex 3.5F  w/Planar 75 f3.5 or Xenotar 75 f3.5

  • Rolleimagic

  • Rolleimagic II w/ Xenar 75 f3.5

Bay 7

  • .

Bay 8