lens hood for big lens

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  1. malcao

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    The hood in the att looks great. Linhof made them I believe, but whether that one would fit a 6.8/360mm

    360mm is about a 55-58mm on 35mm, so you can do with a rather standard hood, don't forget your movements and IC, so you will need a slightly wider hood.
    Several TC's take copendicums, hoods that are adjustable, with a bit of trial and error you will get your propper settings: look at the clipped corners of your GG and watch for vignetting and adjust accordingly.

    Hope this helps a bit,
    Peter
     
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    That lens takes a 105mm filter IIRC. I doubt many standard hoods will fit. Compendium or a well placed dark slide might be easier to find.
     
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    I haven't even bothered about trying to find a hood for any of my LF lenses.
    Shading is the perfect job for the darkslide that you have in your hand when you expose the image.
     
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    I'm with Jesper on the dark slide thing, too many lenses, etc to keep track of hoods. Just hold the slide above and out of the frame when you make the exposure. With sheet film, you're probably using a cable release, so it' easy to get used to.
    Some people have suggested that other bright objects around the edges of the image area may also create some lens flare issues, could be, but I have never worried about that.
     
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    Sinar has a great solution for the hood: one 6 sided bar in 2 sizes (I believe) and 2 holders to click the standard bellows in.
    As I work with the bag bellows mostly, I didn't need to buy an extra bellows.

    Peter
     
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    I too just Flag the lens with my darkslide

    1) it shades the lens

    2) it makes sure I don't have the darkslide still in the film holder when i expose (yup been there and done that ???times) :sad:

    Martin
     
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    I made a hood for my Hermagis
    Portrait lens by cutting a hole in
    the bottom of a Quaker Oats
    Quick Grits container and covering
    it inside and out with gaffers tape.
     
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    I agree. Several manufacturers make a compendium, and its pretty easy to adapt to different cameras. Or you could easily make one.

    A compendium shade allows you to adjust it for camera movements, something a fixed hood cannot do.

    I use my compendium frequently, and I do notice a difference.
     
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    After creating one-too-many shots with part of a darkslide intruding into the negative, I bought a Lee lens shade for my 4x5 kit. It has saved my a** on many occasions, and even can be adapted to my Hasselblad and 35mm systems. A darkslide works fine in a pinch, but rememember, flare-causing light can come from any direction. A compendium shade is much better at shielding the lens.

    Peter Gomena
     
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    There is another recommendation by a well known photographer (I can't remember who at the moment) who says he always drapes the focusing cloth over the entire camera, creating a "tunnel" from the back to the front, and far enough in front of the lens to create a hood for the lens. It also protects against possible light leaks in the bellows.
    I've done this, and the one caution is if you use a bag bellows (which I do much of the time), you have to be careful you don't push the top of the bellows down into the light path between the lens and the film. Very effective as a hood, though.
     
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    Is the Lee big enough for that lens?
     
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    I'm not sure if the Lee is big enough for that particular lens. I do have a Lee 82mm adapter to fit one of my lenses, though, so it's pretty big. Not sure if they make a bigger one.

    Peter Gomena
     
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    I use the lens for portraits so using the darkslide isn't an option. I have compendium for Hasselblad and my Linhof TK45 and it's great if you have different lenses but for 8x10 I use the 360mm for most of time so it would be faster and easier to have a sturdy lens hood and a good protection for the front lens. I think the 360 Schneider uses 122mm filters so it's a hugh lens
     
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    Heliopan sells 122x1 aluminium lens hoods (normal or tele).
     
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    Make your own with mat board, tape and some velcro on the lensboard to hold it in place when shooting. Otherwise a greycard or film holder slide will work well enough, as others have pointed out already.