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02-21-2009, 05:09 PM   #1
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Hood for FA 50mm F1.4

Any suggestions for a hood for this wonder of a lens other than a cheap rubber one? I was surprised Pentax didn't give one with it, like my other lenses have.

Oh well. I hope I can find a nice hood to protect from flare once the sun shines again here in WI...

02-21-2009, 05:10 PM   #2
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I just ordered one off ebay, I searched for 49mm telephoto metal hood.

It looks to be the copy of the B+W telephoto hood.
02-21-2009, 05:52 PM   #3
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i've been using these guys for years. Camera Gear
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02-21-2009, 05:58 PM   #4
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I bought one like this off this seller on Ebay. Works like a charm.

02-21-2009, 06:28 PM   #5
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This is going to seem nuts (it does to me!) but I figured that on a digital, the 50 could afford a deeper hood than can be used for film, so I tried threading on...

THE METAL HOOD FOR A TAKUMAR 135/3.5, 150/4, 200/5.6.

(as seen on this randomly grapped link:

Ironically, I had this lens hood before I ever went Pentax, for one of the lenses of my Mamiya C3 TLR.

Maybe I'm blind (I figure I must be--this can't possibly work, right?) but I have not perceived vignetting.

Of course the length of the lens is doubled with this hood. And it only just this instant occured to me that maybe I could get a cap that fits over the hood. Obviously, you can't put the regular cap on with this mounted! But it's so deep I feel pretty safe carrying the lens with no cap (though I do have a UV filter on, so I'm not taking much of a gamble).
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I think I'm going to go for one of the 3-in-1 rubber ones as well. Being able to extend it might make it more useful...hopefully you can extend it in-between instead of only at the 3 positions...
02-21-2009, 07:03 PM   #7
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I also am using one of the Takumar 135/200 49mm thread lens hoods for this lens. You can probably find one for 10 dollars on ebay. It does not vingette on APS cameras. I think it will on a film body, but have not tried it.

The extra depth of this lens hood is very effective at preventing glare, although it might also block some light due to its depth, so I would think it would not be ideal for indoor shooting.
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try the 3 way first. i use one on my A35-105/3.5 .. it workrs great for that lens but it's so big.. for primes i like the metal hood..

dave, thanks for getting the blood flowing.. i've got a hood for a 135 that i'll try..

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the b+w hood

The longer B+W hood was recommended on another forum. Kinda pricey, but works great...

B+W | 49mm Screw-In Metal Telephoto Lens Hood #960 | 65069625

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02-21-2009, 08:48 PM   #10
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just tried the hood for the 135 on the 50.. works great.. i was checking and the hood has ridges in it and i was wondering what cap would work.. a 58mm fits perfectly, actually to good as it insets itself into the hood.. a 62mm works but really it's a tad large.. i'd think a 60mm cap would work great but i don't have one..
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I've got a cheap rubber perfectly with my 50mm F1.4.
I do wish Pentax had included a hood for the 50mm . All the rest of my Pentax lenses that I bought over the past year, came with a lens hood.
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The sun was shining today, although the wind was cold.

I was out with the Chickadees for a little while...even caught a male Hairy Woodpecker in my front yard The birds are always least I can get out when it's not terrible

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