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12-29-2017, 09:40 PM   #1
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Pentax hood filter door

This might sound like a stupid question, but I lost the filter door from a 55-300 hood, and was wondering if anyone could verify if all the hood filter doors are the same size. I can't find a replacement on eBay, and it's gonna drive my OCD nuts, and so was considering buying a hood on eBay that has one already, and swap it. I can find cheaper hoods than the one specifically for the 55-300, but I don't want to spend money and find its useless.

Unless someone can tell me where to get a replacement door, which would be the best option.

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if you are asking that the removable filter panel for the hood for lens X will fit the hood for lens y, in my experience no

I have gotten some gaffer tape ( leaves no residue ) which I plan on using when necessary

I am missing the removable filter panel on my DA 16 - 85 mm andHD Pentax-D FA* 70-200mm F2.8 ED DC AW

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They are different. Sometimes one will for closely but not perfectly. I'd love to see someone make 3d printed replacements.
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QuoteOriginally posted by UncleVanya Quote
They are different. Sometimes one will for closely but not perfectly. I'd love to see someone make 3d printed replacements.
That would be great Brad. A quick search on google found these @Ragnarkov, hope this helps.


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QuoteOriginally posted by Ragnarkov Quote
This might sound like a stupid question, but I lost the filter door from a 55-300 hood, and was wondering if anyone could verify if all the hood filter doors are the same size. I can't find a replacement on eBay, and it's gonna drive my OCD nuts, and so was considering buying a hood on eBay that has one already, and swap it. I can find cheaper hoods than the one specifically for the 55-300, but I don't want to spend money and find its useless.

Unless someone can tell me where to get a replacement door, which would be the best option.
AFAIK the hoods are different for each variant of the 55-300mm, so your best bet would be just to get a whole replacement hood.

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One of my 18-55mm zooms is missing the filter panel on the hood. I find that as long as I keep the hole pointed toward the ground, everything's fine. But yeah, you can drive yourself mad with those little details.
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A piece like this should be easily rendered by 3D printing. Anyone got plans to share?
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I'm missing a few and have several to share for blueprinting if anyone wants to get a 3D project started.

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