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05-01-2012, 02:28 AM   #1
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45mm lens hood

Hello,

I'm looking for a lens hood (Pentax or non-Pentax) for my 645 45mm lens. The original lens hood (PH-RBC 67) is hugely expensive if one can be found. So I'm wondering what my alternatives are. I've tried a 'regular' wide angle 67mm petal lens hood, but due to the vignetting it could not satisfy me. What would your solution be? Any alternatives?

Thank you!

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Marcel

05-01-2012, 02:45 AM   #2
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Hello

It is just a question of patiance - I found the original rubber hoods for my A45 and A55 mm within app. 1 year by setting a world-wide search option at ebay for a reasonable price (below 20€ incl. shipping) - interrim I had a wide angle plastic one with tulip shape which worked ok as well.

The best price for the FA-Type in Germany is currently ~ 43€ (new)
05-01-2012, 11:26 AM   #3
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Personally, I leave my lens hoods at home and just use my hat or hand. I'm a landscape photographer working on a tripod, so I've got that convenience, which others may not. I find they take up too much space in my bag and aren't all that useful compared to everything else I try to pack in!
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I spent some time with the 45 on the 645N last summer and found that the "wide angle" hood from heavystar on eBay worked quite nicely. Well-made and inexpensive too.


Steve

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