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01-14-2010, 03:11 PM   #1
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Hood recommendation needed for A 50mm F1.2

Hey,
which hood can you recommend for this lens?
is it important to have an original hood from Pentax?

01-14-2010, 03:16 PM   #2
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the nicest hoods I have seen are carried by B&H in New york.

they are made in germany and are substantial, something that does not get easily bent like the lighter aluminum ones.

they are not cheap, about $30 from memory.

You need to try both the regular hood and telephoto hood, to see which is best without vignetting.

the regular hood is a lot less, but not as long.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Lowell Goudge Quote
the nicest hoods I have seen are carried by B&H in New york.

they are made in germany and are substantial, something that does not get easily bent like the lighter aluminum ones.

they are not cheap, about $30 from memory.

You need to try both the regular hood and telephoto hood, to see which is best without vignetting.

the regular hood is a lot less, but not as long.
Is this the one you are referring to?

B+W | 52mm Screw-In Metal Lens Hood #950 | 65069673 | B&H Photo
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yes, the 950 series are regular hoods the 960 series are telephoto

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QuoteOriginally posted by Lowell Goudge Quote
the nicest hoods I have seen are carried by B&H in New york.

they are made in germany and are substantial, something that does not get easily bent like the lighter aluminum ones.

they are not cheap, about $30 from memory.

You need to try both the regular hood and telephoto hood, to see which is best without vignetting.

the regular hood is a lot less, but not as long.
Thank you Lowell



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thx for the Link Blue


Do you think, th telephotoversion is necessary?

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QuoteOriginally posted by Deimo Quote


Do you think, th telephotoversion is necessary?
Not for the 50mm lens.
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Thanks for the quick answer
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If you want to spend considerably less than the B+W version, try heavystar on eBay.

New! Metal 52mm Standard Screw-in Lens Hood - eBay (item 360206779312 end time Feb-08-10 18:28:12 PST)

I own this hood (S+W brand...made in China) and have been pretty pleased. It accepts a 58mm pinch-type lens cap on the front.

Steve

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If you want to spend considerably less than the B+W version, try heavystar on eBay.

New! Metal 52mm Standard Screw-in Lens Hood - eBay (item 360206779312 end time Feb-08-10 18:28:12 PST)

I own this hood (S+W brand...made in China) and have been pretty pleased. It accepts a 58mm pinch-type lens cap on the front.

Steve
Thank you Steve. Less spending is always an option :-)
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QuoteOriginally posted by Deimo Quote
Thank you Steve. Less spending is always an option :-)
I have purchased several metal hoods (from 46mm to 77mm) from heavystar - I can recommend that ebay shop - just make sure to ask them to check that the box has the right hood in it... I once was mailed a wideangle hood instead of normal one.
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Thank you Steve. Less spending is always an option :-)
If you want "less spending," you can always go here and download a free lens hood.

Free printable cardboard lens hoods

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I have purchased several metal hoods (from 46mm to 77mm) from heavystar - I can recommend that ebay shop - just make sure to ask them to check that the box has the right hood in it... I once was mailed a wideangle hood instead of normal one.
thx deejjjaaaa, very usefull because i also need a new lens cap for my 16-45

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If you want "less spending," you can always go here and download a free lens hood.

Free printable cardboard lens hoods

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Blue, this link saved my day :-)
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No one has mentioned a rubber hood which is cheaper and liked by a lot of people so shouldn't be discounted. It collapses which means you can leave it on the camera all the time without it getting in the way.
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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
If you want to spend considerably less than the B+W version, try heavystar on eBay.

New! Metal 52mm Standard Screw-in Lens Hood - eBay (item 360206779312 end time Feb-08-10 18:28:12 PST)

I own this hood (S+W brand...made in China) and have been pretty pleased. It accepts a 58mm pinch-type lens cap on the front.

Steve
I've been using similar hoods on quite a few of my lenses, from 28mm all the way to 200mm. As Steve said above, these hoods accept clip-on type caps on the front, very convenient to use, especially for a smaller lens like A50/1.2 or any other Pentax 50mm lenses. As a matter of fact, all the hoods I bought (from China btw) come w/ matching front clip-on caps with no extra cost
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