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05-20-2012, 07:34 AM   #1
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Lens Hood A 28-80

Hi, I have a Takumar A 28-80 of which I'm am using a metal lens hood (designed for 1:4 200) which is fine until I use the 28mm end of the zoom. This of course causes vignetting, does anyone have a picture or known how deep the original hood is? Thanks in advance.

Dave

05-20-2012, 11:05 AM   #2
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Dave,
According to the review section here, there was no dedicated hood for this lens. I have the same hood I believe and it is about 50mm deep with 58mm threads. I have a better assortment of 49mm threaded hoods and based on my experience with those I would think something in the range of 35 - 40mm deep would work, but that is just a guess. AFAIK though the only Pentax round hood made in 58mm is the one you have so if you want a shorter one you will need to go with a replacement one. Check the auction site should find something there not too expensive.
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John
05-21-2012, 05:46 AM   #3
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John,
Thanks so much for the info, don't know how many lens reviews I have read and never noticed the hood information. Looks like I will make up a cardboard test hood and then customize the one I have.

thanks ever so much Dave
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