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02-26-2013, 03:53 AM   #1
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Hood for SMC A 28mm F2.8

I recently purchased the smc a 28mm f2.8 lens and I need to get a lens hood for it. I want to get a metal lens hood of ebay, but I'm not sure which one to get to avoid a vignette but still do the job.

Your advice on these two options or any other option would be most appreciated.

02-26-2013, 06:35 AM   #2
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Any 49mm screw on lens hood should do the job, even a tele won't produce any significant vignetting on APS-C.
02-26-2013, 08:22 AM   #3
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Go for a hood intended for a 50mm. I think that will do, a tele hood might give you some vignetting IMHO.
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I know a 1"/25mm deep hood with 49mm threads and a 58mm opening works, because I've been using that all month on the F version, same optical design. The old ones that I have are labeled for 50mm or a standard lens. They work with my 58mm caps so I can cap the hood, still a compact package. It looks like you could go another half inch/12mm before any vignetting. The hood meant for the Takumar 135mm f3.5 is just a little too deep.

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After taking a look on a pure white backdrop, this hood is just slightly too long.

49mm Tele Metal Lens Hood for Canon Nikon Sony Olympus Z001 | eBay

There is very slight vignetting at minimum focus and more noticeable vignetting at infinity. The hood itself is just longer than the built in hood on the A135/2.8
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This one will do you nicely:
49mm metal standard screw in mount lens hood for Canon Nikon Pentax Olympus Sony | eBay
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What type of camera? If you are shooting with a Pentax dSLR (APS-C sized sensor), this one should work fine:

New Metal Standard 49mm Screw in Lens Hood | eBay

If you are shooting 35mm film, this will work:

New Metal Wide Angle 49mm Screw in Lens Hood | eBay

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I use the Pentax MH-RA 49mm lens hood on my A 28 2.0. It's the dedicated hood of the FA 43 1.9. On APS-C, there is some vignetting even without the hood. With the hood on, the vignetting looks about the same. So I guess the hood is perfect on APS-C. The hood is aluminum with felt inner padding. Really good build. Looks like they're made for each other. Wish I had a cap to go with it.

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