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08-08-2008, 01:21 PM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by k100d Quote
in this case a few 58mm filter rings would be a better alternative.
just getting the glass out of them is so damn hard


As an alternative to doing it yourself SRB, also here in the UK, sell filter rings without glass, along with a huge range of weird & wonderful accessories!

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08-08-2008, 01:55 PM   #17
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neat store but 6.5 pounds for an empty ring?!
Empty filter holders

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QuoteOriginally posted by k100d Quote
6.5 pounds for an empty ring?!
Empty filter holders
Does seem a bit pricey doesn't it? Better to buy some cheap filters on ebay and remove the glass.
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may be spacer rings will help u ?

52mm Spacer Ring Lens Filter Adapter Tube Metal Hood - eBay (item 370086309449 end time Oct-13-08 08:50:05 PDT)

it is not a hood, but...

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If there are still Americans out there looking for metal hoods I managed to find a couple of shorts metal hoods at Castle Photo in Toledo when I was in the city on vacation. The hoods extend 2cm beyond the filter threads and cost about $20, but I have no idea who their supplier was as the only thing marked on the package was the diameter.
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If there are still Americans out there
calculating today's losses ... DOW looks like K20D pricewise... going down
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QuoteOriginally posted by k100d Quote
picked up a set of metal lens hoods

............ what's so special about these hoods? they do not flare out, allowing use of the original accessories.

these work great for the black FA Limited lenses and keep the same sleek look. the FA31's hood is a joke (especially when shooting portrait orientation) and the 58mm improves it a lot. ................ and 14 pounds for the 58mm.

thanks to Frank for pointing out the heliopan hoods a long time back............
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Is this the hood for FA 31mm ?

Heliopan LONG Metal Lens Hood 58mm : Teamwork Digital Ltd, Suppliers of Professional Digital and Large Format Photographic Equipment

Thanks in advance
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no mines is the Short hood
if you order from there, you may want to e-mail/call. they just had a bunch of different sizes in a box. e.g. i wanted a 52mm but they didn't have one, but lucky to get two 49mm's

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QuoteOriginally posted by k100d Quote
no mines is the Short hood
if you order from there, you may want to e-mail/call. they just had a bunch of different sizes in a box. e.g. i wanted a 52mm but they didn't have one, but lucky to get two 49mm's
Heliopan SHORT Metal Lens Hood 58mm : Teamwork Digital Ltd, Suppliers of Professional Digital and Large Format Photographic Equipment

Thanks.

I was looking for one
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Yep another happy Heliopan owner here.
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Just send an email inquiring about delivery, costs etc.
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QuoteOriginally posted by k100d Quote
the FA31's hood is a joke (especially when shooting portrait orientation) and the 58mm improves it a lot. the FA43 hood is insufficient sometimes so adding a 49mm does help a bit.
All FA Limited series lenses have hoods which are optimal for full frame - this makes them ineffective with cropped frame.

I just bought rubber screw-on hood ad added some 58mm empty filter rings as extender. Simple tests show, that if edge of rubber hood is pushed towards the center, vignetting will occur at the corners quite soon - it looks like this simple additional hood is near to optimal.
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QuoteOriginally posted by kathyk Quote
Has anyone found a good source for a US buyer? Either a US source or a seller who can ship for a reasonable fee? I found a 58mm on ebay once but it was the long version and does cause vignetting on the 31.
B&H sells Heliopan hoods and filters, but they are not cheap. The 58mm short is almost $50 USD.


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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
B&H sells Heliopan hoods and filters, but they are not cheap. The 58mm short is almost $50 USD.


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Thanks to Tim71, you just fell victim to a 2 year old necro-post.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Blue Quote
Thanks to Tim71, you just fell victim to a 2 year old necro-post.
Damn! I hate it when that happens! I usually check out the date progression to see what the activity has been and when. I just mentally skipped out on the year!


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