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    best hood for a Olympus 35RD

    One thing i like about the olympus 35 RD is the use of standard 49mm filter thread.

    One question though. What is the best hood to use on it?
    Most hoods are cone shaped and interfere with the rangefinder. (one advantage to a large rangefinder like the Yashica Electro 35)
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    I use one like this on my 35RD. There are also similar ones with 52 mm filter thread on the other end. The hood will shadow a small part in the bottom right corner of the viewfinder but causes no problems. Just get a short one, longer hood will cause vignetting.

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    Will the one you linked to cause viginetting?
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    There's the correct dedicated one Darin here on ebay http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Olympus-35...item3cc0b1910d
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    No, it seems to be even shorter than mine. It's difficult to tell from the photo. Mine is 24 mm, thread included.
    Here's another one that looks like having a front thread in case you want to use a 52 mm snap-in lens cap instead of a 54 mm snap-on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benjiboy View Post
    There's the correct dedicated one Darin here on ebay http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Olympus-35...item3cc0b1910d
    That will go for what $50?
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    Quote Originally Posted by darinwc View Post
    That will go for what $50?
    You sometimes have to pay through the nose for rare items.
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    That hood is extremely rare. I've been looking for quite some time for that hood (genuine Olympus 35RD hood).

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    You can always make your own with step up rings or even a step up ring and small extension ring. Generic prices for those are pretty low and you end up with a metal hood.

    A theoretical setup could be 49-52 then 52-55. or 49-52 + 52mm Extension ring. or 49-55+ 55mm extension ring.

    Plus with the larger extension rings filters become more common, affordable, and easier to handle.

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    Newt, the problem with that is, the larger you go, the more it will creep into the rangefinder window.
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