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04-13-2016, 07:04 PM - 2 Likes   #46
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good idea. at least one of those old blokes is likely incontinent by now...

...and my money is on the guy on the right.

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QuoteOriginally posted by mikeSF Quote

good idea. at least one of those old blokes is likely incontinent by now...

...and my money is on the guy on the right.
I miss hair gel!

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good idea. at least one of those old blokes is likely incontinent by now...

...and my money is on the guy on the right.
Pwahahahhahah. He seems to have been a bit too relaxed right up until the moment of the photo.
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Nice. Diatribe is not a word I ive heard in a long time. Insert obi-wan knobi voice.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Digitalis Quote
I use my LTM FA43mm f/1.9 Special on my Leica cameras, and the issue with some lens hoods on RF cameras is that they can block the viewfinder, and in some cases the RF patch itself can be obscured by the lens hood*.
1. There's a Leica-mount FA lens?

2. Blocking the VF is why Fuji used square lens hoods for the lenses that were launched with the X-Pro1. They're excellent hoods, and I hope more manufacturers get onto the square hood train. Very effective, very practical, and much cooler looking (FWIW and IMO) than the dorky petal hoods.
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QuoteOriginally posted by PGillin Quote
There's a Leica-mount FA lens
Leica thread mount version of the FA43mm f/1.9.

QuoteOriginally posted by PGillin Quote
Blocking the VF is why Fuji used square lens hoods for the lenses that were launched with the X-Pro1
A lot of Leica lens hoods are square, but that is part of the problem. Voigtlander also make petal hoods for some of their lenses, hardly dorky.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Digitalis Quote
Leica thread mount version of the FA43mm f/1.9.



A lot of Leica lens hoods are square, but that is part of the problem. Voigtlander also make petal hoods for some of their lenses, hardly dorky.
A lot of Leica hoods are rectangular.
Petals are functional...
Hoods are functional though most DSLR owners seem to think that fash is to leave them inverted on the zoom...

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QuoteOriginally posted by Sandy Hancock Quote
Lots actually, but I don't spend much time pointing my lens straight up at a flock of them
Their PGMs have a wide effective range for coating damage on normal UV filters not tried an unfiltered lens yet.
Hoping some one else chips in with experience...
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Another consideration for the OP: pancake lenses like the 43mm, have very little recession with the front element unlike something like the Pentax SMC FA 50mm f/1.7 or most macro primes. This contributes to more flare and stray light reducing contrast when a hood is not used relative to longer lens designs with recessed front elements.

Maybe the trick in finding a compromise to making your 43mm more compact with a hood is finding a collapsible rubber hood.

General Brand 49mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood NP11049 B&H

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Of course using the hood is "best practise." But on a trip to NYC, I wanted to keep my MZ-S / FA 43mm combo as "pocketable" as possible. I used a pinch-on 43mm cap, with no hood. The SMC coatings are really good -- I trusted them and was not disappointed.

Here is an album of those shots, almost entirely made with that combo, no hood used. In only one example, shooting directly into the sun at Times Square, is there flare. But the angle of the sun probably would have yielded flare with the hood too.

https://www.flickr.com/gp/davidwscott/351hY0

By the way, the panorama shots were also made with the FA 43, stitching multiple frames of film together.

In other testing, I found even very expensive UV filters were robbing me of contrast and detail. As soon as I saw the proof, I quit using them.
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Maybe the trick in finding a compromise to making your 43mm more compact with a hood is finding a collapsible rubber hood.

General Brand 49mm Collapsible Rubber Lens Hood NP11049 B&H
Yes, that's what was covered previously. Many options available on a 49mm thread.

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Here is an album of those shots, almost entirely made with that combo, no hood used. In only one example, shooting directly into the sun at Times Square, is there flare. But the angle of the sun probably would have yielded flare with the hood too.

https://www.flickr.com/gp/davidwscott/351hY0
Thanks for the examples. I'd very much recommend the cheap DA-style hood. Adds very little bulk but provides protection and more coverage than it looks to, keeping it "more pocketable" which was precisely my intent here. The knock-off versions can be found for $10 USD or less.

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As mentioned a couple months ago, the seller I bought from (for a grand total of $9 shipped) is named "arphotovideo". This is the direct link to the current auction:
Replacement Lens Hood LH RC49 for for Pentax Da 40mm F 2 8 Black MH RC 49mm New | eBay

It took some time to arrive to me - I'm assuming he has a small inventory and a Chinese source which someone could likely track down if they were inclined to - I wasn't at only $9.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Digitalis Quote
Leica thread mount version of the FA43mm f/1.9.
I've been tempted by that beautiful thing a number of times... no thanks to you for renewing that temptation.

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QuoteOriginally posted by PGillin Quote
1. There's a Leica-mount FA lens?
They aren't available often, and they're more expensive.... But.... they're a 43ltd on LTM.
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