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03-15-2017, 11:37 AM   #1

A proper hood/shade for Pentax AF 70-210mm f4-5.6 Takumar-F Lens 70-210/4-5.6

Hi all. I am posting a question as to what would be a proper lens hood for the Pentax AF 70-210mm f4-5.6 Takumar-F zoom lens. The lens doesn't have a default hood as some do and is prone to flare. A cheap rubber collapsible will do, but I was wondering if any of you have this lens and what your solutions are. Below are some pictures of metal screw-on 49mm types made for similar lenses. I just didn't know if the shortness or longness of the shades could create other problems with results.

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03-15-2017, 11:57 AM   #2
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The dedicated hood is the Pentax RH-RB 49mm, I believe. It's a rubber hood. Works nicely on the SMC-F version of the lens.

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You can use 135mm lens hoods on 70mm when shooting aps-c. No problem, I even use them for 50mm lenses.
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As mentioned it is fine. I use that takumar metal 135mm f/3.5 ~ 200mm f/5.6 lens hood on my F (SMC) version of your lens, and also on the 50mm M f/1.7. No problem on APS C sensor.


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