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    Question regarding lens hoods for Kowa 6

    I have a Kowa 6 w/ 55mm, 85 and 150mm lenses, all w/ 67mm filter mount. Can I substitute a 67mm mount lens hood from any other med format camera or aftermarket hood (provided the hood is for the same size lens) ? Or should I keep searching for used Kowa hoods ?
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    I use an aftermarket rubber hood and it works fine. Never even seen a Kowa hood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gphoto120 View Post
    I have a Kowa 6 w/ 55mm, 85 and 150mm lenses, all w/ 67mm filter mount.
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    Me, too! (I also have a 250mm.) Over the years that I've accumulated all of my Kowa gear, I've come across (and bought) the real Kowa hood for all but the 55mm. For it, I have a generic "wide-angle" rubber hood. Anything that is 67mm will work, you just have to be sure that it is long or short enough, depending on the lens.

    The Kowas are great. I have 2 bodies and the 4 lenses, and I was using them constantly right up until my G.A.S. exploded and I bought an RB 67.
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    I used a Lee hood with the 67 mm adaptor. Worked beautifully right up to the point I dropped my Kowa onto a rock last summer.

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    It's not as sexy as a real lens hood, but you might be able to find (or design) a printable lens hood here: http://www.lenshoods.co.uk/

    -g.

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