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12-17-2013, 08:22 PM   #1
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k 135mm 2.5 hood - can i use the tak hood?

Hello to anyone who is interested in answering my quick and simple question. I have a k-135mm 2.5 lens and I need a hood for it (I am using my 67mm MH-RA hood for now with a step up ring, but it is massive on it). I can't find the original plastic hood on ebay but I have found a number of Takumar 135mm 2.5 hoods with the same filter threading - 58mm. Simple quesion: can i use the Tak hood on my k lens without any issues? My hunch is yes, but I thought I'd ask.

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Yes. I did untill I found the plastic one. Pretty much the same lens with a K-mount.
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Yes. I did untill I found the plastic one. Pretty much the same lens with a K-mount.
I thought so, thanks
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I thought so, thanks
Since you've tried both, which would hood would you recomend?

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The metal one is a pain to screw in and remove versus the clip-on plastic, but it is more robust as long as the flocking is intact. Besides, I've been pretty anal about Pentax stuff until recently - gotta have the matching bits just right (idiot).

You'll be fine.
12-17-2013, 08:58 PM   #6
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I have a Takumar hood on my K135 and I think they go hand in hand better than the plastic version if it's anything like the plastic hood on the M85 F2.

KEH has a Takumar one in EX condition for $4.99. You'll probably spend a lot on S&H but heres a link.
http://www.keh.com/camera/Pentax-Screwmount-Lens-Shades-and-Hoods/1/sku-PS270108000420?r=FE

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I have both.
The screw on takumar hood works.
Buy a 3rd party cap (62mm iirc) and you just need to cap over the metal hood.
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The plastic hood doesn't reverse or have any clever features, and feels way less substantial than the metal one. I used the metal one and a 58mm generic brand pinch cap that looks similar to current Pentax pinch caps. The cap fits inside the hood. Some 72mm pinch caps fit on the end of the hood but the opening is like 71mm, and some caps aren't happy with that.

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