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05-31-2012, 01:36 AM   #1
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Max external diameter of DA*300 w hood?

A measurement request pls...

I'm interested in getting a DA*300 but have some concerns about the external diameter of the lens with the standard PH-RBK 77 hood attached. Could someone with a lens that uses the PH-RBK 77 hood please tell me the external diameter of the hood in mm? All the manuals and spec sheets say nothing of this.

I know the DA* 300 filter size is 77mm, and the lens specs for the 300mm say the external diameter of the lens body is 83mm, but what is the diameter of the lens when fitted with the standard hood?

My reason for asking is that I have a favorite close bird shooting spot where there are only a few slotted openings, which have a maximum height of only about 90mm.

My DAL 55-300 fits through these openings OK with a hood attached, as does my K 300, but I am concerned about the ability of the DA* 300 to fit in the same shooting places these other lenses go, because the standard DA* 300 hood looks pretty huge.

I could shoot with hood removed, of course, but I like hoods.

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Looks about 95mm
05-31-2012, 03:04 AM   #3
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QuoteOriginally posted by GTP17 Quote
Looks about 95mm
Aha. Thanks!

Looks like I might be looking for an after-market rubber-hood, or one of those short 77mm metal screw on hoods.
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Now you can calculate whether the hood was designed for full frame or APS-C use. I think the hood makes the lens 6 cm longer....

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