Created by Francis Roy. Any corrections or suggestions, please email Phillip G. Sterritt
Back when filter sizes were not standardized as now, Tiffen and other filter makers did the research and published lists of lenses and the appropriate filter sizes. The following is the ARGUS section of the 1969 list from Tiffen. See below table for explanation of numbers.
|Lens type||New Tiffen||Old Tiffen||Ednalite|
|Aux. Tele & W/A 1,2 (Autronic)||54M7||718||716|
|35mm f4.5 Cintar (C33)||D.I.6||D.I.6||D.I.6|
|35mm f4.5 Cintagon (C44)*||41M6||628||na|
|35mm f4.5 Lithagon (C4)||49M8||809||810|
|35mm f2.8 Sekor (Argus SLR)||52M8||819||805|
|35mm f4.5 Sandmar (C4)||38.5F6||636||na|
|44mm f2.5 Cintar (C20)||40SS6||na||na|
|45mm f1.9 Lithagon (C4)||49M7||706||719|
|48mm f2.0 Cintagon (V-100)||D.I.6||D.I.6||D.I.6|
|50mm f2.8 Cintagon (C44)||D.I.5||D.I.5||D.I.5|
|50mm f1.9 Cintagon (C44)||D.I.6||D.I.6||D.I.6|
|50mm f2.8 Cintar (C4)||30M6||640||652|
|50mm f3.5 (C,C2,C3)||19F5||502||510|
|50mm f3.5 (Markfinder 21)||17.5M5||514||na|
|50mm f3.5 (Match-Matic)||D.I.5||D.I.5||D.I.5|
|50mm f3.5 Cintar (C33)||D.I.5||D.I.5||D.I.5|
|52mm f2.8 Cintar (Argus II)||D.I.5||D.I.5||D.I.5|
|58mm f1.7 Sekor (Argus SLR)||52M7||716||713|
|100mm f4.5 Cintar (C33)||D.I.6||D.I.6||D.I.6|
|100mm f3.5 Cintagon (C44)*||38.5F6||636||na|
|100mm f4.5 Lithagon (C4)||34.5F6||613||na|
|135mm f3.5 Lithagon (C4)||52M7||716||713|
|135mm f2.8 Sekor (Argus SLR)||62M8||SP-8||814|
|135mm f4.5 Soligor (C3)||46.5M7||722||na|
* The 35mm and 100mm Cintagons for C-44 accept D.I.6 filters if they have their accessory lens hoods or a series VI retaining ring.
For those unfamiliar with series filters, an explanation:
Earlier, Tiffen had their own stock number listing which was printed on the rings without the mm size. You would pick up a ring and could not tell what size it was. The second column is the OLD Tiffen number. Useful if you are looking in someones junk box.
Ednalite was another maker of adapter rings and in the typical American way they had a different number designation for AR rings. This is the third column.
Data for Instant-load cameras is not included.
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