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04-12-2011, 11:33 AM   #1
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DA 16-45mm lens hood replacement

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I'm looking at buying a lens hood replacement for a Pentax 16-45mm . I believe the model number is PH-RBL. However, there is no way I will pay 60 something dollars for it as Pentax's web store is asking.

I also don't mind buying a third party model, giving up a little bit of quality, but I don't want one that screws on the lens, I would really prefer to have one that installed itself like the original.

Anyone have an idea where I could get one ? I tried ebay with no luck!

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04-12-2011, 11:58 AM   #2
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Pentax being Pentax and not Canon or Nikon your chances are rather small to find a bayonet style hood.

There are some petal bayonet mounted hoods but until now I haven't seen one that wasn't rediculously short.
Apart from 3-step rubber hoods that are hideous and screw-mount I wouldn't have too much hope.

I'm in the same boat - I lost my 16-50's hood some months ago. The original is either not available or so expensive it's not funny anymore.
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QuoteOriginally posted by kp0c Quote
...I would really prefer to have one that installed itself like the original.
I don't think there are many choices here.

I'd get a cheapo "3-stage" rubber hood to use for now while looking for a used copy of the genuine Pentax hood, hopefully at a price that you can live with.
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After a year of whining on the forum, a sympathetic member with a broken da16-45 sent me the hood for my da16-45. Keep that WANTED ad fresh and sooner or later it will pop. KEH advertises used ones now and again but they go very fast...I was never able to get one.

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Thanks everyone for the comments. It sounds stupid, put I have the opportunity to buy the lens locally for 215$ including a sigma dg filter, but I hesitate because I really like to use hoods. For those of you who uses the 16-45mm, would you say that the hood is very important during outdoor session or the lens handles very well the sunlights and such ?
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Buy the lens for $215, and buy a $10 rubber hood and enjoy shooting.
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I too got a great deal on my da16-45 from B&H due to the missing hood and just used a couple different cheapies until an original found its way to me. I never felt like shooting was affected but it did bug me at times not having the matching hood. Price I paid to get started with Pentax gear all at one time.

If it really bothers you, life is short. Pay $50 more and find one with the right hood.
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I have the rubber hoods on some of my lenses and I like these because you can shape it somewhat to get the best shade spot.

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The rubber hood I use on the 16-50 unfortunately vignettes slightly at 16mm.
Else this thing is perfect.
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