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Question about LEE adapters labeled SWA vs WA

 
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Jul 10, 2018 21:42 |  #1

I googled whats the difference between the two, and this was the only thing I found

https://www.flickr.com …iscuss/72157632​015810784/ (external link)

Can anyone shed any more light, as to what was said in the link above

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Jul 11, 2018 00:30 |  #2

Bianchi wrote in post #18660244 (external link)
I googled whats the difference between the two, and this was the only thing I found

https://www.flickr.com …iscuss/72157632​015810784/ (external link)

Can anyone shed any more light, as to what was said in the link above

Thanks

The SWA adapter is the one you want; it countersinks against the front of your lens to allow mounting to ultra wide angle lenses without vignetting. I'm honestly not sure why they continue to sell the regular WA one. It works just fine on non-WA lenses, too.


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Jul 11, 2018 13:11 |  #3

Snydremark wrote in post #18660293 (external link)
The SWA adapter is the one you want; it countersinks against the front of your lens to allow mounting to ultra wide angle lenses without vignetting. I'm honestly not sure why they continue to sell the regular WA one. It works just fine on non-WA lenses, too.

I am not sure if you read the info posted in the link, but one of the post in that thread says,

"Many years ago, LEE redesigned the 77 and 82 W/A rings to have a wider throat, so that the bayonet lugs on the lens barrel did not snag the adaptor ring. During the redesign, all new rings were marked as SWA so they could tell them apart from WA in the event of a problem.
For the last 8 years or so, all W/A rings have been made to the new design, and recently LEE dropped the SWA designation and bought a laser etcher, hence the markings have now changed."


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Jul 11, 2018 13:44 |  #4

Bianchi wrote in post #18660636 (external link)
I am not sure if you read the info posted in the link, but one of the post in that thread says,

"Many years ago, LEE redesigned the 77 and 82 W/A rings to have a wider throat, so that the bayonet lugs on the lens barrel did not snag the adaptor ring. During the redesign, all new rings were marked as SWA so they could tell them apart from WA in the event of a problem.
For the last 8 years or so, all W/A rings have been made to the new design, and recently LEE dropped the SWA designation and bought a laser etcher, hence the markings have now changed."

I did miss that passage. Possible my rings are from that interim period...<shrug>. I have 77 and 72mm SWA rings that I use for my kit and they work fine; really the only point of reference I have. Sounds like you want to find, either, printed SWA or laser etched WA marked rings.


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Jul 12, 2018 07:34 |  #5

Bianchi wrote in post #18660636 (external link)
I am not sure if you read the info posted in the link, but one of the post in that thread says,

"Many years ago, LEE redesigned the 77 and 82 W/A rings to have a wider throat, so that the bayonet lugs on the lens barrel did not snag the adaptor ring. During the redesign, all new rings were marked as SWA so they could tell them apart from WA in the event of a problem.
For the last 8 years or so, all W/A rings have been made to the new design, and recently LEE dropped the SWA designation and bought a laser etcher, hence the markings have now changed."



Lee confirmed the above statement is correct


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