Does the Voightlander style lens hood interfere w/ AF assist?

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by Spaceghost33, Mar 16, 2010.

  1. Spaceghost33

    Spaceghost33 Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 23, 2010
    Chicago, IL
    Christopher Stelter
  2. chasm

    chasm Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 2, 2010
    does it matter?

    I haven't tried this combination, but as far as I'm aware the AF Assist light is only needed in very low light conditions, in which case you probably wouldn't be needing a hood? In any case you can switch the AF assist off.
  3. wilson.c

    wilson.c Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 1, 2010
    I've got a hood like that for my GF-1, no probs with the AF focus assist light in darker places.


    P.S. Here's how it looks on my GF-1

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  4. back alley

    back alley Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 21, 2010
    why would you want a vented hood?

    heavystar has lens shades ( for a 'standard lens') that stick straight out that work and look fine.
  5. wilson.c

    wilson.c Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 1, 2010
    It just looks cool and I am pretending that I have a Voigtlander (either a Color Skopar or Nokton 50/1.1 behind the shade and I'm using a M9 ;-)