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07-30-2012, 04:09 AM   #1
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FA35-looking for a shorter hood

I'm hoping to try and make the package slightly more compact to transport, as the factory hood (naturally) reduces the compactness.

I also wonder if its size is slight overkill.

Has anyone experienced something slightly shorter without either vignetting or ineffectiveness?

I was looking for something like this: Metall-Gegenlichtblende-Sonnenblende Lens Hood 49mm | eBay



Oddly, in that size, lots of those fuji X100 looking ones come up, too, but I don't know how well they work.



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Wouldn't it be easier to just reverse-mount the dedicated hood when you go to store the lens?

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Using rubber hood is another way of minimizing size for transport. And they are also easy to cut if needed.
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Wouldn't it be easier to just reverse-mount the dedicated hood when you go to store the lens?
No.

I quickly pull my cam out and shoot.

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Using rubber hood is another way of minimizing size for transport. And they are also easy to cut if needed.
Was thinking about it, but then some advised not to because of the minimal protection, along with the limited lifespan.
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For maximum protection a metal screw-on hood is probably not the best choise either. Metal is not very good as shock absorber.

I would not care much of the shorter life span of rubber hoods as they are dirt cheap. To replace a $2 hood every 3:rd year can't have much impact on cost of your equipment.
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