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04-05-2009, 06:50 AM   #1
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Lens hood for FA 50mm F1.4?

Hi,

I'm planing to buy a 50mm F1.4 lens. It seems that it doesn't come with a lens hood, and I couldn't find any information about it. Could anyone give me some advice on this please?

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i use a collapsible rubber hood. i have hd it fo 25 years
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The screw on hood for a 50mm Takumar will work...that's what I use on mine. I believe that the same hood comes with the Tak 55mm f2 & f1.8 as well. So if you look around, perhaps you can pick up one of these fine old lenses, and get the hood as a bonus.
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Another option is you can get the 49mm hood made by Kalt, then if you want it will accept a 58mm lens cap, allowing you to leave the hood on in storage.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/357635-REG/Kalt_NPMLH49_49mm_Metal_Lens_Hood.html

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QuoteOriginally posted by kathyk Quote
Another option is you can get the 49mm hood made by Kalt, then if you want it will accept a 58mm lens cap, allowing you to leave the hood on in storage.

Kalt | 49mm Metal Lens Hood | NPMLH49 | B&H Photo Video
I also have that hood, works pretty well.
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Thanks for all the replies, very helpful.
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Something to remember with hoods is that what was perfect for 35mm is on the short side for the DLSR. If you can find a hood for a lens in the 75mm range, you might find it works better on your 50mm lens when mounted to a DSLR.
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i have the rubber hood, it can fold on itself and is pretty flexible. Works pretty well though its not going to protect the lens as much as a plastic hood would do i guess.

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I have been looking for something for my 50mm for months now! Thanks
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QuoteOriginally posted by Wheatfield Quote
Something to remember with hoods is that what was perfect for 35mm is on the short side for the DLSR. If you can find a hood for a lens in the 75mm range, you might find it works better on your 50mm lens when mounted to a DSLR.
good point so I thouht I'd chime in...
I'm actually using hood that came with Sigma 105 macro. I have to use step up rings but it works like a charm, it's very flexible too. I tried it on 40 and 28 mm lenses without vingetting...

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I believe you can get a hood that screws directly into the threads of the lens (like a filter). Or, if you already have a filter on there, it could screw into the threads of the filter. I have one like this on my 50 f/1.4. FYI, the hood I got is 49mm. I just went to my local pro camera shop and they had it there for just a few bucks. It's just a normal plastic lens hood.

Be forewarned though that if you get this kind, do not screw the hood on too tightly. I did this and I think it's what might have caused my filter to become uncompromisingly stuck on the lens.
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I would love to find a square hood for mine and haven't located one as yet.
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QuoteOriginally posted by benjikan Quote
I would love to find a square hood for mine and haven't located one as yet.
that makes 2 of us Ben. I have even seen/held 2 examples from the Takumar/K series days but they were tad wider than I wanted (for 35mm lenses) and more importand on both examples (from two different sellers) there was broken one of the "contac points". I'm sorry I have no idea how to call those push thingies that make the hood snap on to the lens....
what a shame because I'd love to have this kind of hood, especialy on my DA40...



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For my FA50, I've been using the Pentax round metal hood for 135mm F/3.5. I can still use the lens cap, but the lens cap has to be the kind of "center pinch."

I also have the "proper" Pentax hood for 50mm lenses. It's shorter than the one for 135mm so does not provide as much protection against stray light. But a nice thing is that a 62mm lens cap fits the opening of the hood.

I recently changed to use rubber lens hoods. I think they provide better protection for the lens in case of impact (the hood gives and absorbs the force instead of just transfering the force to the lens's thread mount), more compact and thus easier to store in the camera bag. They also allow the use of standard lens caps and filters.
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Just found one from B+W, finger crossing.

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