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07-26-2012, 03:42 AM   #16
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Looks a little odd from the side maybe, but what matters is if it works. Any vignetting? Is it effective?

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Buy a pancake lens, slap on a huge hood...
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It looks like a bulldozer.
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I seem to recall the recent Olympus OM-D has a similar hood, and that also looks quite nice (subjective).

As someone else mentioned, this one seems kind of shallow, maybe could be more effective if it were a little narrower. Especially considering how narrow the hood is on the 40 Ltd.

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Well, kind of defeat the whole purpose of this lens right? Might as well put a 50/1.4 on it. The original DA40 hood is a much more elegant solution.
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Like it from the front. Kinda reminds me of a little "shop-vac" from the side.
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I think it's worth leaving it on for the WTF factor if nothing else.
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Thanks for all the feedback

I found another 27mm lens off off Ebay for $10 bucks. Also came with a Hoya UV filter. This one looks a little less abnormal:



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I have a square hood for my tak 28 i love (and use it on my DA35 2.4 for that matter) but from the side this is pretty fugly, cool from the front and top though. who cares as long as it does the job though.
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QuoteOriginally posted by johnnie518 Quote
Thanks for all the feedback

I found another 27mm lens off off Ebay for $10 bucks. Also came with a Hoya UV filter. This one looks a little less abnormal:
i have a 40.5 mm thread hood that is something like that one I use on my rangefinder
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QuoteOriginally posted by johnnie518 Quote
Thanks for all the feedback

I found another 27mm lens off off Ebay for $10 bucks. Also came with a Hoya UV filter. This one looks a little less abnormal:
The first picture appears to clearly show holes/slots in the hood itself. Holes in the perimeter of the hood? Doesn't that defeat, at least in part, the entire purpose of the hood?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Docrwm Quote
The first picture appears to clearly show holes/slots in the hood itself. Holes in the perimeter of the hood? Doesn't that defeat, at least in part, the entire purpose of the hood?
actually it works quite well on my rangefinder lenses, no idea why the slots in the design though (but it looks cool )
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QuoteOriginally posted by eddie1960 Quote
actually it works quite well on my rangefinder lenses, no idea why the slots in the design though (but it looks cool )
Interesting. And here I thought that hoods were supposed to stop all indirect light in order to improve the coherence of the light striking the film/sensor. I guess it's more aerodynamic.
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Rangefinder hoods have those holes so they dont block the viewfinder as much as a regular big hood would. They also arent quite as effective as crown/tulip or square hoods. However, they tend to look more classy for some reason.
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