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09-09-2009, 10:59 AM   #1
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Hood for SMC A 50mm 1.7 needed? If so where can I get one?

Just wondering since it is my only lens without a hood and my very favorite, if I should find a hood for it.
If so I would appreciate info on where to get one.
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09-09-2009, 11:51 AM   #2
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No hood was made for the A 50s, so some members here have repurposed a 49mm filter size hood from older Takumars (for the 135mm, IIRC) or purchased hoods from third party suppliers that fit the 49mm filter thread. Any camera store will stock them. There's another thread from within the past month on this if you search for it.
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This gentleman has tons of metal hoods. I've bought a lot of stuff from him.
eBay Seller: heavystar: 49mm hoods, Cameras Photo items on eBay.com
09-09-2009, 01:36 PM   #4
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Thanks for the info guys. I will take it to a local store to see what they got.
Thanks for the ebay link too. :-)

09-09-2009, 02:04 PM   #5
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Look on Ebay under "hoods 49mm" in 'Cameras & Photo" section.
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QuoteOriginally posted by wildlifephotog Quote
This gentleman has tons of metal hoods. I've bought a lot of stuff from him.
eBay Seller: heavystar: 49mm hoods, Cameras Photo items on eBay.com
I'll second Heavystar. I have bought hoods from him for my rangefinder cameras and found them very nice.
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QuoteOriginally posted by indytax Quote
No hood was made for the A 50s, so some members here have repurposed a 49mm filter size hood from older Takumars (for the 135mm, IIRC) or purchased hoods from third party suppliers that fit the 49mm filter thread. Any camera store will stock them. There's another thread from within the past month on this if you search for it.
These are the hoods made for the M & A series standard lenses with a 49mm filter thread. There was also a round version:
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QuoteOriginally posted by wildlifephotog Quote
This gentleman has tons of metal hoods. I've bought a lot of stuff from him.
eBay Seller: heavystar: 49mm hoods, Cameras Photo items on eBay.com
I will second a hood like this - I have something like (if not exactly the hood listed) the tele version. This works in particular on the 50mm A 1.7 because the front element is very exposed (i.e. not recessed into the barrel of the lens). Also, that it is 75mm equivalent on aps-c, I do not see any visible vingnetting. (this same hood did not work with an smc-f 50mm f1.7 because the front element was recessed - if you are concerned about vignetting go for the standard hood).

This hood is great - you can then get a 52mm (or maybe 55, would have to measure) lens cap and use it on the front of the hood, so the hood doesn't have to be removed. Being metal it is very sturdy and also doubles as great lens protection, negating the need for a protective filter (if you are into that sort of thing!)

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There is still a Pentax hood for the 50mm lenses.

49mm rectangular hood
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