Lens cap for my Rolleiflex Automat IV

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  1. Mainecoonmaniac

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    Yes, it will : all the Automat's are with bay I .
     
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    I saw those too and it seem like they should be fine. More convenient, but less secure than the expensive hinged, bayonet on type.

    If you are looking at hoods too, be aware that most (all?) of the cheap ones bayonet in like a filter. The Rollei hood and some others attach to the outside of the bayonet allowing normal use of filters.

     
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    Are bayonet hoods and caps more secure?

    I'm new to Rolleiflex cameras so this is all a mystery to my. Thanks!
     
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    Take a look on KEH too. They often have the originals that attach to the bayonets for reasonable prices. I'b buy BGN or UG in that category. As long as it securely protects the lens, who cares how it looks. Just be sure to get the Bay I size.
     
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    The slip on caps should be fine. I assume they make them to be a snug fit.

    Bayonet hoods, or hoods with a bayonet adapter are probably your only practical option. The Rollei style hoods works great and allow normal use of filters. They turn up on eBay for about $30 in user condition, but it can take a little time to find one. Someone had a Yashica version for that here last week.
     
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    Thanks!

    I'll take a look for those bayonet hoods. I guess they don't have threaded mounts on Rolleiflex lenses. $30 is sure expensive for a hood.
     
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    I have some cheap caps and they work fine.
    But the cheap plastic hood I have bought is a bad construction and I'll never buy another.

    I agree