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03-04-2007, 12:03 PM   #1
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Kit Lens Hood - Whats the removable Panel for?

Been wondering this for a couple of weeks; the lens hood for my kit lens has this wierd bit where you can slide it out, and create a hole.

Whats it for???

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03-04-2007, 12:26 PM   #2
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QuoteOriginally posted by Pheo Quote
Been wondering this for a couple of weeks; the lens hood for my kit lens has this wierd bit where you can slide it out, and create a hole.

Whats it for???

Thanks
It is for rotating a polarizing filter while keeping the hood on.
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Thats very clever!

Need to get a polarizing filter then
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Only pentax has the genius to install one. haha.

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Though I can easily rotate the polariser without removing that bit, so I don't bother.
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It is for rotating a polarizing filter while keeping the hood on.

Nah, man. It's just like the pit zips on a ski jacket--the lens has got to let off some steam somehow!


On a serious note, I didn't even realize that the little panel slid.
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Only pentax has the genius to install one. haha.

If they were really smart they would hinge it so it could not be lost.
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too complex, haha. To make a hinge and pin? Too much work. I'm guessing we are already lucky enough that pentax makes the filter access slots let alone supply lens hoods with the lenses.

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