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12-22-2014, 09:18 PM   #1
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Lens hoods for DA 35mm f/2.4 and 50mm f/1.8

Looking for appropriate lens hoods for these two lenses that don't vignette and are not the collapsible rubber type (as I want a bit of extra protection).

The paper that came with them direct me towards a square type lens that I don't think is around anymore. I'd rather have something more roundish anyway (again for the protection).

What have you guys found works best for these lenses that is cheap (sub 15 USD each) ?

12-22-2014, 10:13 PM   #2
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There are still a lot of those cheap square hoods in eBay! I got one there, I think for less than $10, with free shipping to boot.
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Away from my computer right now, but there are metal screw in hoods from B&H, eBay, Amazon, etc. You can get the vented type or just the straight cylinder type.

I had a plastic clip on square one, but one of the clip springs broke. Plus, in any kind of contact it seemed to want to unattach. Maybe I got a dud, but the protective aspect wasn't there for me. YMMV

With these lenses in particular, I haven't been using a hood on the 50 since the front element is so recessed except at MFD. For the 35 I've been using a cheap knock off of the DA40 Ltd's hood. I don't see any vignetting, and it keeps the lens very compact.

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Hoody?

Hello mee,
I've found the straight cylinder (tube) types off eBay are fine, mine are metal, about 20mm deep (3/4") and threaded 49mm for the DA35 and 52mm for the DA 50. Less than $10 each on the bay.
These are described as 'standard' types, as opposed to Wide Angle hoods (bell-shaped) or Tele, (longer cylinders). Although the fifty has a recessed front element as mentioned, the lens does benefit from a metal hood, instead of the plastic filter ring, for protection.
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These are what I use and they were suggestions from other Pentax forum members - sorry I did not give credit to them as I forgot which post I read...

35mm f2.4

50mm f1.8
12-23-2014, 08:01 AM   #6
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The collapsible rubber ones might not last as long, but they fit easily in any camera bag.
12-23-2014, 05:51 PM   #7
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Thank you, all, for the responses!

I was eyeing the 49mm Kalt when reviewing the 3rd parties before posting but wasn't sure about it.. guess I might pick that one up. And go from there with finding a metal screw on type for the 50mm on ebay.
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I've been using one of these on my 50mm 1.8,
http://www.amazon.com/NeewerŪ-Screw--Standard-Pentax-Tamron/dp/B00A3LONQ8/re...394015&sr=1-33

seems to do the job with no vignetting.
It did have the size printed in white inside the hood, a Sharpie took care of that


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I don't have the 35mm DA macro but I'd use something like these:



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I use the lens hood from my DA 70 ltd on my DA 35.
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I use ones sold by Rainbow Imaging on Amazon. They look just like the Kalt. They have a 58mm filter thread on the large end, so I can use that size filter and lens cap with no issues. Be careful if using filters, since the filter is not inside the hood and spaced away from the front element significantly, flare and reflections can occasionally be troublesome. Sure, it takes up a little more space in the bag, but the convenience and protection outweighs that for me.

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I got this about a year ago for my 35mm. Plastic as lens is, but working fine. And price...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/49mm-Flower-Camera-Lens-Hood-Screw-Mount-Petal-f-Pen...item5afc364da7
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This is what I use:

New Metal Standard 52mm Screw-in Lens Hood + Cap

I have been buying these metal screw-in hoods from HeavyStar Photo Gears (OK, so maybe English isn't their strong suit) for a number of years with no problems.

I prefer to use a 52mm hood with a 49-52 step-up ring because I think it looks better on the lens -- the diameter of the hood more closely matches the diameter of the lens. And like RDP above, I very much appreciate being able to put a lens cap on the outside of the hood. It's convenient. The linked hood comes with a matching cap.
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