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01-31-2014, 07:31 PM   #1
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SMc da 1.8 tomm question

Can I get a lens hood for is lens? Have not seen one.

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There's no dedicated hood, but any generic screw-in hood should do the trick.

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Hello Bigdomino,
Adam's right, for the DA 50 I use a $7.00 (about) eBay metal hood, it's 52mm screw thread and 20mm (3/4") long, no petals or flared shape, a straight-barrel hood. They're usually called 'Standard' lens hoods. A slightly longer 'Tele' hood might work also, but could vignette.
A wider, flared-opening hood doesn't cut off enough side-light to be fully effective.
The best protection a lens can have!
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Lens hoods are a whole science. Anyway, you will want to search online for a lens hood that fits that lens' filter thread diameter.
The hood should also be made for this (or similar) focal length. If its too wide, it won't be very effective. If its too tight, it will make the edges dark. There are plenty of round rubber hoods and metal hoods out there. I think that the crown or tulip or petal shaped hood is also not bad. And I really like square hoods. You can usually find these at best prices online. Mennon is a brand that makes generic hoods, but many lens hoods will be no-name. Best is to go to ebay, amazon, or B&H and type in "lens hood" + filter thread (I think the DA 50mm f1.8 has 52 mm filter size)

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