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Leica E39 UVa Filter (Black)

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Product Highlights
  • Optically Pure Glass
  • Protects Front Element
  • Black Filter Ring

The E39 UVa Filter from Leica is a wise initial investment. It helps protect your valuable investment from dust, moisture and scratches, which can lead to costly repairs. If desired it can be left on the lens at all times for protection. Haze filters provide additional benefits of correction for Ultraviolet(UV) light which can register on film and videotape as a bluish cast and can obscure distant details. Ultraviolet filters allow you to correct for the UV effect to varying degrees.

The UVa filter is helpful when photographing mountain and marine scenes, where increased haze threatens to make your photographs indistinct in color and clarity.

The name Leica is synonymous with top optical quality. The finest photographers in the world all know Leica's reputation for excellence in lens and filter production. Due to the high-quality construction of this filter, with this filter in place, the performance of your lens will not be compromised.

Precisely ground to create optically pure glass
Should be left permanently attached
Protects against damage to the front element of your valuable lens
Type Ultraviolet (UV)
Size 39mm
Grade Not Applicable
Filter Factor Not Applicable
Multi-Coated Not Applicable
Rotating Not Applicable
Effect Reduces excessive blue
Cuts through haze and can improve image clarity
Protects front element of lens
Application General protection, outdoor photography
Color Temperature Not Applicable
Construction Glass
Front Filter Thread Size 39mm
Front Lens Cap Size 39mm
Leica E39 UVa Filter (Black)
  • Plastic Storage Case
  • Two-Year Warranty
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    LeicaE39 UVa Filter (Black)
     
    4.6

    (based on 17 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Clear optics (12)
    • Firm mount (11)
    • Easy to use (10)
    • Strong construction (10)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • UV protection (14)
      • Lens protection (13)
      • Filter protection (4)
      • Color correction (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (8)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (15)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Suits 28 Elmarit or 35mm/50mm Summicrons

      This filter suits:
      28mm Elmarit f/2.8
      35mm Summicron f/2
      35mm Summarit f/2.5
      50mm Summicron f/2
      50mm Summarit f/2.5
      90mm...Read complete review

      This filter suits:
      28mm Elmarit f/2.8
      35mm Summicron f/2
      35mm Summarit f/2.5
      50mm Summicron f/2
      50mm Summarit f/2.5
      90mm Macro-Elmar f/4
      OK so you can buy the B&W for half the price. Buying this is perhaps more about having the Leica name up for show at the front of your expensive Leica lens.
      However, I've always found the fit of the Leica filters to be buttery smooth. Whereas on the odd occasion I've found some B&W filters do not have a good fit, as if the thread pitch is slightly off or not lubricated properly.
      I'm a filter on guy, so this will pay for itself over time.
      One of my Leica filters has already saved me an expensive repair bill on a Noctilux.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Expensive, but good quality filter

      I'm using this on a 35mm f/2 summicron lens with the Leica MP.

      I find the filter satisfactory, but am not sure it's worth the entire premium being charged over it's...Read complete review

      I'm using this on a 35mm f/2 summicron lens with the Leica MP.

      I find the filter satisfactory, but am not sure it's worth the entire premium being charged over it's competitors like B&W.

      Reviewed by 17 customers

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      4.0

      Suits 28 Elmarit or 35mm/50mm Summicrons

      By Paul

      from Sydney, Australia

      About Me Photography Student

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Firm Mount
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Lens Protection
        • UV Protection

        Comments about Leica E39 UVa Filter (Black):

        This filter suits:
        28mm Elmarit f/2.8
        35mm Summicron f/2
        35mm Summarit f/2.5
        50mm Summicron f/2
        50mm Summarit f/2.5
        90mm Macro-Elmar f/4
        OK so you can buy the B&W for half the price. Buying this is perhaps more about having the Leica name up for show at the front of your expensive Leica lens.
        However, I've always found the fit of the Leica filters to be buttery smooth. Whereas on the odd occasion I've found some B&W filters do not have a good fit, as if the thread pitch is slightly off or not lubricated properly.
        I'm a filter on guy, so this will pay for itself over time.
        One of my Leica filters has already saved me an expensive repair bill on a Noctilux.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Best Uva filter in the world

        By Terry

        from Overland Park, Kansas

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Optics
        • Easy To Use
        • Firm Mount
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Filter Protection
          • Lens Protection
          • UV Protection

          Comments about Leica E39 UVa Filter (Black):

          It protects mt Summicron lens.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Leica uv filter

          By Tech guns

          from Up state N.Y.

          Comments about Leica E39 UVa Filter (Black):

          Nice quality perfect fit on lens, great service.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Expensive, but good quality filter

          By Miguel

          from Philadelphia, PA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Optics
          • Easy To Use
          • Firm Mount
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • Expensive

          Best Uses

          • Lens Protection
          • UV Protection

          Comments about Leica E39 UVa Filter (Black):

          I'm using this on a 35mm f/2 summicron lens with the Leica MP.

          I find the filter satisfactory, but am not sure it's worth the entire premium being charged over it's competitors like B&W.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Leica UV filter, 39mm

          By Blair

          from Boulder, CO

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Optics
          • Easy To Use
          • Effective Performance
          • Firm Mount
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Color Correction
          • Filter Protection
          • Lens Protection
          • UV Protection

          Comments about Leica E39 UVa Filter (Black):

          Typical Leica quality. I breath easier knowing the front element of my expensive Leitz lens is protected from the outside elements (bumps, bruises and the exposures are well filtered from UV light, so prevalent in the altitudes I often photograph at

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          • No

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          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Leica filters for Leica Lenses

          By Roger the environmentalist

          from Northern New Jersey

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Optics
          • Firm Mount
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Lens Protection
            • UV Protection

            Comments about Leica E39 UVa Filter (Black):

            Just disappears on the lens! Don't settle for an inexpensive filter on a high quality lens! The coatings on the filter are guaranteed to work well with the lens. Inexpensive filters are better than no filter when it comes to protecting the lens, but is the quality of the glass as good?

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            • No

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            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            A good filter

            By James0075

            from Greenville, SC

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Optics
            • Leica Quality

            Cons

            • A Little Bit Higher

            Best Uses

            • Lens Protection
            • UV Protection

            Comments about Leica E39 UVa Filter (Black):

            I bought this filter for my new purchased Leica M50mm f2. I agree the price is not cheaper, but worth to do. Put a UV filter to protect my lenses is a wise decision, and put a Leica UV filter for Leica lenses is a MUST!Not only for protection, but also for less impact to optical performance.

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            • No

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            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            leica

            By leica_yvr

            from vancouver bc.

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Optics
            • Easy To Use
            • Firm Mount
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Color Correction
              • Lens Protection
              • UV Protection

              Comments about Leica E39 UVa Filter (Black):

              its a Leica, if you own leica, you already know.

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              • No

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              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Excellent Leica Product

              By platypus

              from Australia

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Optics
              • Easy To Use
              • Firm Mount
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Lens Protection
                • UV Protection

                Comments about Leica E39 UVa Filter (Black):

                This is on my new APO 50 f2 Summicron ASPH.
                It is a beautifully made filter as you would expect for the price.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Leica E39 UV Filter

                By norcaldde

                from Santa Rosa, CA

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Color Correction
                  • Lens Protection
                  • UV Protection

                  Comments about Leica E39 UVa Filter (Black):

                  I use the filter on my 35mm lens and am very happy not only with how it protects the lens from scratches and dust, but at the color. It's very sturdy and easy to take on and off. Highly recommend for those with Leica lenses.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Great filter

                  By Toronto

                  from Santa Monica, CA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Optics
                  • Firm Mount
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Lens Protection
                    • UV Protection

                    Comments about Leica E39 UVa Filter (Black):

                    Really effective - crystal clear filter - very well built

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Perfect for Leica 50mm F2

                    By Zachary

                    from Vancouver, BC

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Clear Optics
                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Filter Protection
                      • Lens Protection
                      • UV Protection

                      Comments about Leica E39 UVa Filter (Black):

                      Fits perfectly

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      protection

                      By louster

                      from Atlanta, GA

                      About Me Professional photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact Design
                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Shooting Indoors
                        • Shooting Outdoors

                        Comments about Leica E39 UVa Filter (Black):

                        This was bought for my 35mm Summicron and the best thing I can say about it is that it goes unnoticed.
                        That's all I wanted, extra protection for the front element of this expensive lens that would not have any impact on the photographs.

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                        • No

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                        (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Very nice produkt

                        By Janne

                        from Stockholm, Sweden

                        About Me Hobbyist

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact Design
                        • Professional Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Leica E39 UVa Filter (Black):

                            I use it with my Leica.
                            Leica orginal is always good.

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                            • No

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                            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Just as expected

                            By jusJee

                            from San Diego, CA

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Clear Optics
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Firm Mount
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                            • Expensive

                            Best Uses

                            • Lens Protection
                            • UV Protection

                            Comments about Leica E39 UVa Filter (Black):

                            I bought this filter mainly to protect my Summicron 50mm f2 as I read that the front element tends to scratch easily. Just as anything with the Leica brand, it is built very well and I have no doubts that this filter will serve the purpose that I purchased it for. I cannot think of any cons except that it's pretty expensive for a UV protective filter, but that's what you should be expecting when you purchase Leica.

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                            • No

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                            (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Fine filter for Fine lens

                            By MyDarkroom

                            from Kelowna, Canada

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Clear Optics
                            • Firm Mount

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Filter Protection
                              • UV Protection

                              Comments about Leica E39 UVa Filter (Black):

                              If you want a filter in front of a Leica Lens, get a good one like this one.

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                              • No

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                              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Works as advertised.

                              By TW

                              from Portland, OR

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Clear Optics
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Firm Mount

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Lens Protection
                                • UV Protection

                                Comments about Leica E39 UVa Filter (Black):

                                The UV filter screwed right on the lens just as it should and didn't interfere with lens hood mount. The filter cut the haze, just as it said would, on those long landscape shots.

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