Originally Posted by TonyB
No problem, that's the one
Follow-up to applying the recommended solution...
I bought the Amazon/47th street lens hood, they shipped a Bower one. It looked pretty much the same.
That's where the similarities end. The outer side of the hood is actually about 2mm too large and therefore not only is it a little loose, but it doesn't fit inside the 77mm ring without quite a bit of force. And then it looks wedged in.
I was also at a disadvantage since I was working with the original Cokin P holder with a 77mm ring apparently.
My conclusion with the Amazon sourced hood + Cokin P holder with 77mm does not work well. I can force the ring over the hood and onto the built-in hood (from the back of the lens where thinner), but it's not a good fit and not an elegant solution. You can't attach the rubber hood + 77 ring from the front, it's too snug.
But then I did have a eureka moment! The 77mm Cokin ring placed on top of the original "lens cover VFC4412" wedges in perfectly halfway
. Therefore I'll be ordering another lens cover, I'll cut the front off and attach that ring to it with some form of adhesive.
BTW, this isn't that tough to solve with off the shelf products. Cokin makes universal holder
s, we probably just don't want to screw it into our lenses, but if you have this P486 and another VFC4412 that you're willing to cut off the front you're done.
I do appreciate the write-up and I presume it works better with different rubber hoods, but not this particular 52mm one. I chose this was as it's easier to cut rubber than the plastic lens cover, but with the parts I got it would take 3 minutes to install and I could only use the outer-most filter holder anyway.