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11-25-2021, 11:12 AM   #1
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Lens cap for 50/1.4, 55/1.8-2 lens hood

I am looking for a lens cap for my 50/1.4, 55/1.8-2 lens hood. I like to keep the hood on my lens at all times and just put a cap on the lens hood.

I thought it would be a simple matter of measuring the hood with my callipers and searching eBay for a Pentax hood but I am not finding much of anything.
The inside diameter of the hood is 61.5mm
The outside diameter of the hood is 64mm

I don't care if it is a push on hood or a pinch hood but I would like a vintage Pentax lens cap.
These are all common lenses so I am not sure why it is so hard to find vintage caps for the hood?

I would love to see what vintage lens caps people are using with this hood

Here is my hood
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Would it be easier/possible to use a pinch-style cap inside the hood?

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QuoteOriginally posted by kmcsmart Quote
so I am not sure why it is so hard to find vintage caps for the hood?
It might be because Pentax never offered caps to go on the hood. If you need a cap, a generic screw-on metal hood might be appropriate since these will often accommodate commonly-available pinch caps.

I use hoods from heavystar on eBay most of which accept 58mm pinch caps.

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try searching for eg "eyepiece cap cover for binoculars scopes" on ebay, there are a number of sellers of push on caps.

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A 58mm cap from a FA series lens would sit snug, that's what I've done.
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49mm pinch cap fits inside that hood - it works on mine....

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