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08-13-2009, 02:57 AM   #1
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Can 50-200 hood be used on 18-55?

Can the hood from the DA 50-200 be used on the DA 18-55 ?

Exact fit?

08-13-2009, 03:27 AM   #2
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I think they can fit since they're both 52mm. But the problem is the hood on the 50-200 isn't designed for use with the 18-55, so maybe there might be some lighting problems when you use them with each other. From what I've seen, the 18-55 uses a petal hood and not a full one. Plus the 18-55 is wider than the 50-200, so maybe you might see some of the hood in the wider end because it's so big. I wouldn't try it though.
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I believeit would fit but at wider end it would cause vigneting. So efectively it would only be usable from I'd say 35mm to 55mm. But how wide could you go without the vignettinng to occur, that's just a layman's guess.

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Vignetting would certainly occur at some focal lengths and some apertures. Might take some trial and error to figure out where. If I were trying to save space in the bag, I'd be more inclined to go the other way - use the 18-55 hood on the 50-200. The worst that happen there is that it wouldn't be as effective as it should. Or try a collapsible rubber hood for both.

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QuoteOriginally posted by johngs Quote
Can the hood from the DA 50-200 be used on the DA 18-55 ?

Exact fit?
They are an exact fit as I have both of those lenses.
They however would produce vignetting as others have already pointed out as the wide on the 18-55mm would be overshadowed by the extended lens hood of the 50-200mm.

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