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02-04-2016, 09:34 AM   #1
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I can't find a lens hood that fits my new K-50 the one from amazon doesn't fit, it looks like the lens has slots for 2 slides (or what ever the bumps are called) and the hood has 4. I carved off 2 of the slides and it will fit now but it is so lose it wants to fall off?

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QuoteOriginally posted by EdgarTC Quote
I can't find a lens hood that fits my new K-50 the one from amazon doesn't fit, it looks like the lens has slots for 2 slides (or what ever the bumps are called) and the hood has 4. I carved off 2 of the slides and it will fit now but it is so lose it wants to fall off?
The K-50 doesn't have a spot for a hood. The hood attaches to a lens. What lens you are you trying to use a hood on?
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QuoteOriginally posted by EdgarTC Quote
it looks like the lens has slots for 2 slides (or what ever the bumps are called) and the hood has 4. I carved off 2 of the slides and it will fit now but it is so lose it wants to fall off?
Did you get the K-50 kit with the 18-55mm lens? If so, the "slides" form part of the bayonet mount for the official hood, and by "carving" them off you have removed the ability to fit the official hood from the lens. You might be able to use a screw-on hood that fits into the filter thread, but you will end up with either insufficient coverage or vignetting.
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QuoteOriginally posted by aremmes Quote
If so, the "slides" form part of the bayonet mount for the official hood, and by "carving" them off you have removed the ability to fit the official hood from the lens.
Sadly yes. The Pentax brand hood is expensive to replace. However you can order third party hoods that should fit.

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There are two different types of hoods for the 18-55mm: one for the DA, DA II, and DA L version (PH-RBA 52 mm), and a different one for the DA WR and DA L WR version (PH-RBC 52 mm).

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perhaps a picture of your 'carving' would help us?
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Hi EdgarTC. Welcome aboard the forum.
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Welcome, I'm never easy when I hear terms like "carve"... when being applied to lenses.

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