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07-24-2012, 11:12 PM - 2 Likes   #1
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Found a hood for my 40mm XS

I found a 27mm lens hood off Amazon for $5 bucks and decided try it out on my 40mm XS.

What do you guys think? Subtle enough for street photography or just plain fugly ?

Mennon 27 inch camera lens hood

07-25-2012, 12:22 AM   #2
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To me atleast... That's real Fugly from the side.... But hey, if you like it, why not? ;D
07-25-2012, 01:56 AM   #3
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fugly. Under what kind of lighting does the hood help with contrast? Direct sunlight?
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Hoods are good. There's nearly no circumstance under which a hood isn't helpful.

07-25-2012, 04:49 AM   #5
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Pretty cool. I'm sure it would attract at least some kind of attention when street shooting, not sure if the good type or bad type of attention. Since people are not used to seeing a rectangular hood, they might think it is just a cell phone or video camera, maybe give you a big smile.
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Oh God... please no... LOL!!
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Looks like an old camera, funny look
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Whats the word . . . . . . character, yeah thats it! I think its great since it was so cheap and since you are starting with a tortilla lens that looks like a body cap anyway, where else do you have to go but up!?

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Fugly and funky! I was also thinking of hood options for my XS. I was think I might create a low profile hood (models after the 40ltd hood) using set-up/down rings. Although in all honesty, I have not found I needed a hood for my XS yet.
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I like it, I doubt anyone is going to think about stealing it since it looks old
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That, my friend, is unique.
Must admit, I quite like it.
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Pentax make a similar one for 50/1.4-1.7 and also a shorter one for 28/2.0

but on a 40XS.....
07-25-2012, 08:17 PM   #14
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I love the retro look:

Very 28mm f3.5
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"Be there, or be Square", obviously, you chose the latter option!

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