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03-28-2016, 12:47 PM   #1
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Broke my FA31 lens hood - Grrrrrrrrr

It wasn't until I began using the FA31 more and more on my film bodies that it *truly* became my most used and favorite lens.
Yesterday evening, while mounted to my MZ-S stuffed in a canvas satchel, it took a fall landing lens-front first. Seems one of the points where the hood is attached to the front element barrel was sheared off by the impact. The hood now wobbles hugely at the end of the lens. The lens itself seems to perform fine still, after quick checks at a couple different apertures and at close and infinity focus, though focus is impeded slightly when one side of the hood slides down and just touches the edge of the focus ring, creating a very slight bind. It will probably be ok (assuming whatever popped or sheared of isn't lodged elsewhere in the assembly - nothing is rattling around that I can hear) but the large amount of play and wobble now is GIGANTICALLY irritating. Just a bummer. Needed to vent.

03-28-2016, 02:09 PM   #2
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go to BH get a rubber collapsable lens hood, it will work just as well, protect better and you won't have to take it off when you don't need it or need to store it.

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03-28-2016, 02:59 PM   #3
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EBay. Pretty penny, but hey.

FA 31 black hood NIB.
03-28-2016, 03:46 PM   #4
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Try Eric he may be able to fix it.


03-28-2016, 05:57 PM   #5
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Was thinking about Eric. I don't even know how to get it *off* were I to switch to a removable - any know? I've never tried. Judging from the diagram another PF member sent, it's essentially part of the entire assembly (not that I'm a whiz at schematics).

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