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06-18-2017, 05:15 AM   #1
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Lens hood for the Pentax FA 645 35mm lens

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Does anyone know if the lens hood for the new 2015 HD version of this lens, also serves for the older FA version? I have purchased a second-hand copy of the older FA version, which has no lens hood. The price for a second-hand lens hood is similar to the new ones available for the new 2015 HD version. Hence my question. Many thanks for your input!

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I am fairly certain that both the DFA and the FA 645 35mm lens hoods will work. They are both 82mm, both bayonet mounts, and the only difference that I know of is the little removable door for use with a polarizer.

Note: Not to be confused with the SMC-A 645 35mm which used a screw-mount 77mm lens hood.
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The hood you're looking for is called PH-RBB82 and there's plenty of them on eBay, I purchased a brand-new hood, boxed and everything from there. It has a door you can open to turn filters around.

This is the seller that sold me mine, I can highly recommend him. Don't let the product thumbnail throw you off, it's the genuine article.
New PENTAX Lens Hood PH-RBB82 for FA645 33-55, 35, 55-110mm Lens | eBay
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Many thanks to both of you for your prompt reply. Thanks also for the recommendation of a Japanese vendor (unfortunately, they don't ship to Spain, where I live). But as you say, if the new version of the lens hood is OK there are quite a lot of options on e-bay.
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Thanks for help in obtaining the lens hood

Just wanted to say thanks again to the two of you for your help. I ended up buying a new lens hood from Japan, for quite a good price, and it works fine. Appreciated your input very much. Regards, johnmb
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I've used the a35mm lens with and without a screw on lenses. I can see no use for a lens hood. if the hood is big enough to have any effect, it will cut off part of the image. I try to shoot with the sun over my shoulder, I shoot other cameras with a 8mm and a 5.8mm lens.one ha no hood and the other has a real small hood.
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