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03-01-2014, 01:23 PM   #1
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Lens Hood for Pentax 50mm 1.8?

Looking for a good metal or plastic hood for this lens. It seems that Pentax does not make one. This lens uses a 52mm lens hood size. Any suggestions for one? Any existing Pentax hoods fit? I see third party vendors seem to have some. Any suggestions?

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Fifty Hood?

Hello Steve,
I've used 3rd-party hoods for both the DA 35mm and 50mm. The fifty is a 'Fogta 52', metal, straight (no taper or flare) that's 20mm (just under 3/4") from the front to the threads. I believe it's called 'standard' shape, or tele shape. You could probably use a slightly longer one, but this works pretty well.
They're under $10 USD from many Hong Kong sellers, I bought a couple flared and straight in 49mm and 52mm.
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I use some screw on plastic hood that I got off of Ebay, there are a gazillion of them. Search for 52mm lens hood. You can get them for very cheap (like.. two bucks). Petal or round doesn't really matter with the 50 but I found that some rubber collapsible hood can start to create some vignetting when fully extended (some, not all)
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eBay is your friend for stuff like this. Inexpensive, and free shipping from China/HongKong. Best choice is a metal hood with the 'telephoto' designation. As long as you're not using it on full frame, you'll have no problem with vignetting.

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I noticed that Pentax makes a 52mm for the 18-55mm lens. I wonder if this would work?

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QuoteOriginally posted by Bigdomino Quote
Looking for a good metal or plastic hood for this lens. It seems that Pentax does not make one. This lens uses a 52mm lens hood size. Any suggestions for one? Any existing Pentax hoods fit? I see third party vendors seem to have some. Any suggestions?

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I've bought several of these. They come in lots of sizes. You can't get much cheaper.
Sensei 52mm Screw-on Tulip Lens Hood LHSC-52 B&H Photo Video
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Here's the specs from the Pentax/Ricoh web store
LENS MOUNT: PENTAX KAF
FOCAL LENGTH: 50mm (equiv 76.5mm)
APERTURE: f/1.8
MIN APERTURE: f/22
LENS CONSTRUCTION: 6 elements in 5 groups
ANGLE OF VIEW: 31.5° (w/ PENTAX DSLR)
MIN FOCUSING DISTANCE: 1.48?? (0.45m)
MAX MAGNIFICATION: 0.15X
FILTER DIAMETER: 52mm
DIAPHRAGM CONTROL: Fully Automatic
NUMBER OF APERTURE BLADES: 7
LENS APERTURE RING: n/a
TRIPOD ADAPTER: n/a
HOOD: RH-RA 52mm (optional)
OBJECTIVE CAP: O-LC52N
CASE: S70-70 (optional)
MAX DIAMETER X MIN LENGTH: 2.5 x 1.5" (63.0 x 38.5mm)
WEIGHT (W/O HOOD): 4.3 oz (122g) - See more at: PentaxWebstore.com:smc PENTAX DA 50mm f/1.8 smc PENTAX DA 50mm f/1.8

Type in RH-RA in ebay and you'll get one one genuine and 4 knockoffs.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Bigdomino Quote
I noticed that Pentax makes a 52mm for the 18-55mm lens. I wonder if this would work?

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Won't work, the 18-55 use a bayonet filter mount, the 50 can only take screw on

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QuoteOriginally posted by Bigdomino Quote
Looking for a good metal or plastic hood for this lens. It seems that Pentax does not make one. This lens uses a 52mm lens hood size. Any suggestions for one? Any existing Pentax hoods fit? I see third party vendors seem to have some. Any suggestions?

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The hood for the 18-55 kit lens is the same diameter. Might work. I'll know for sure on Monday after B&H delivers my K3 with grip and free 50. But I am doubtful. The hood for the kit lens is a bayonet mount.
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QuoteOriginally posted by waterfall Quote
Originally posted by Bigdomino Quote Looking for a good metal or plastic hood for this lens. It seems that Pentax does not make one. This lens uses a 52mm lens hood size. Any suggestions for one? Any existing Pentax hoods fit? I see third party vendors seem to have some. Any suggestions? Thanks.

Steve The hood for the 18-55 kit lens is the same diameter. Might work. I'll know for sure on Monday after B&H delivers my K3 with grip and free 50. But I am doubtful. The hood for the kit lens is a bayonet mount.
To resurrect this thread, no the 18-55 kit lens hood will not work with the 50 F1.8!
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