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    3rd party hoods

    Last night I prepared my cameras and lenses for a trip and discovered that I have two (!) Leica lens hoods for the 2/50 Summicron M, but none for my 2/35 Summicron (2nd version). Wow. How did I do that? (You will find the second hood in the classifieds soon...)

    I also found that it would not be a bad idea to add hoods for my Canon 2/100 and 3.5/135 LTM lenses. The big one has a 58mm thread, the 135 has 48mm. I also have a 2/35 Canon with a strange 40mm (not 40.5) thread and a Zeiss Sonnar 1.5/5cm wartime LTM lens with (I think 40.5)

    Did I mention my Zeiss Contarex Biogon 4.5/21 with the Leica M adapter? Well, that is one of the lenses in the world that probably does not need a hood, but...

    Are there any 3rd party lens hoods available for this little collection that you can recommend?
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    ***Are there any 3rd party lens hoods available for this little collection that you can recommend?***


    Have you looked on Ebay? I just use any make of rubber ones that fold back, also handy to protect the camera/lens, but I think the rubber ones get scarce for 24mm and below lenses, as they would have to be very wide to stop vignetting.

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    It all really depends on what angle the rubber hoods are moulded to. For 28mm and wider lenses I just trim the rubber hoods back with an Exacto knife. Shoot a short test roll and check for vignetting. Retrim if necessary.

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    HeavyStars makes a great product for reasonable cost. http://www.heavystar.com/servlet/the...ate/about/Page
    I replaced the hood on my Leica 35 Lux ASPH with a HeavyStar as many have done as the Leica ($140) hood keeps coming off. For about $7, it works great.-Dick

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    The Canon needs a low profile Canon 40mm filter and a clamp on 42mm series 6 filter ring with a low profile hood. The last also leave you with an option of series 6 filters in stead of the 40mm, a series 7 clamp on will do as well.

    Noel
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    The heavy star hood for the 50 summicron viginetes (bad spelling) on a 35 summicron. Don't ask how I know.
    Dad, is the lens cap suppose to be on?.



 

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