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04-08-2009, 03:54 PM   #1
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Lens hood like the FA43 -- where to find?

Does anyone have a source for screw-in metal lens hoods of the type the FA43 uses? Push on cap as well? Hopefully not breaking the bank?

I need one in 49mm and another in 52mm, for normal focal length lenses.

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The hood part is easy.
Lots of places, B&H, adorama, ebay have metal hoods. From realy cheap to 30-40$ B&W's. The cap is the hard part, but if plastic crimp style caps are ok, most hoods will take them. The hood for the voightlander 58mm takes a 67mm cap, and I think the 43mm takes a 52mm cap. Here's the one I use, it has a lot of surface area on the spring part, so it grips really well.
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43 cap = 77 cap

The FA43 and the FA77 use the exact same push on cap, last time I bought an extra FA43 hood & cap (from B&H), I could only find the cap listed under replacement cap for the 77.
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i use a 49mm hood that screws in that does not flare out and stick a 49mm cap on it.
a spacer ring would probably do the same trick, try looking around for them.

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Thanks for the help. Perhaps I should have been more specific. I have found many metal hoods, but most seem to be rather poorly finished, or even not the correct size. Some flare out and so would not take the cap. I am looking for one with the same fit and finish as the Pentax brand. I love them!

Here's what I've found so far; the details may help others.

I would prefer something in Europe. SRS has on offer the Pentax PH-RBB 52mm Lens Hood which seems too long to be used on a normal lens and flares out as well. From Warehouse Express the Nikon HN-2 or wider HN-3.

B&H has 8 different metal 52mm hoods. Two look appropriate, the Kalt and B+W. $9 versus $40. The B+W is straight, but the cheaper one looks similar. Anyone have it?
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if you can find a super-takumar hood, they will usualy set you back 10 bucks,

with the exception of a few, they are 49mm, i use the one designed for a 135mm lens on my 43 and 50's without problems, with hoods that large you dont even need a cap
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Thanks for that advice Gooshin



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Actually, looking at it again, the Pentax screw-in hood does flare out so the cap fits snuggly. Hmmm. That makes finding a correct size a lot more difficult.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Gooshin Quote
if you can find a super-takumar hood, they will usualy set you back 10 bucks,

with the exception of a few, they are 49mm, i use the one designed for a 135mm lens on my 43 and 50's without problems, with hoods that large you dont even need a cap
Unfortunately I need the 49mm thread for a 28mm lens. I am quite sure the telephoto one will be too long, but I have used the smaller hood from my FA43 successfully.

Plus I need a 52mm for a 50mm lens, so none of the Takumar ones fit. Annoying isn't it?
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To me, the kalt and the B=W look like they have a step out right above the threads. Not a big deal, but the stock caps might not fit the hood.
My 43mm, voigtlander, and takumar hoods are all like this.
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again, lens cap-less but cool none the less

Minty Asahi Pentax Takumar f/3.5 28mm Lens Hood - eBay (item 170318630296 end time Apr-12-09 18:04:52 PDT)
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Thanks for all the advice so far. Just to add some info, I've gone through the Takumars looking at what filter threads they take. That way if I find a hood for a particular lens I know if it's useful.

These take 49mm filters:
Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 28/3.5
Super Takumar 35/3.5
Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 35/3.5
SMC / Super-Multi-Coated / Super Takumar 50/1.4
SMC / Super-Multi-Coated / Super / Auto-Takumar 55/1.8

But the following, though some are similar lenses, do not.

58mm filter:
Super Takumar 28/3.5
67mm filter (labelled 70):
Super Takumar 35/2
62mm filter:
Auto-Takumar 35mm f/2.3

That might help someone.
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Thanks for the link. Now that you mention it, I remember the thread!
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