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lens hood for om 50 f1.8

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by rich00, Feb 17, 2012.

  1. rich00

    rich00 Mu-43 Veteran

    251
    Dec 8, 2011
    Hi all,

    Can any one recommend a lens hood for the om 50 f1.8? I've looked at the metal vented hoods on eBay, just wondering if this would be effective? Or should I go with one of the 3 stage rubber hoods?

    Regards
    Rich
     
  2. Blue Esprit

    Blue Esprit Mu-43 Regular

    29
    Jan 19, 2012
    London, England
    I have a short (12mm deep) Heliopan ES49 on mine. Simple not vented design with a nice satin black finish. I think you can get them from Teamwork Photo in the UK.

    http://teamworkphoto.com
     
  3. Markb

    Markb Mu-43 Top Veteran

    532
    Jun 9, 2011
    Kent, UK
    Mark
    I've always used those cheap screw in rubber hoods on old slr 50s. No chance of vignetting on :43: either.
     
  4. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    The type that's made for the 50mm is just a rubber slip-on with a tightening screw. I like it because the tightening screw can be placed on top as a marker to easily see which f-stop you're at since the OM lenses have an aperture ring on the nose. :)

    Anyways, you don't need anything special. As Mark points out, you would have to be using a hood made for long telephoto lenses before you chance vignetting on a :43: camera. The Olympus hood I have (made for a full 135 frame) is actually fairly deep. May as well just show you.... ;)
    g_zuiko_50mm_1,4_web.
     
  5. ean10775

    ean10775 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 31, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Eric
    I bought a generic matte black metal hood that is advertised as being for the Asahi Pentax 50mm takumar (49mm) and have found that it not only works well on my Tak and Zuiko lenses, but also on the 17mm f2.8 and 45mm f1.8 with a 37-49 step-up ring.
     
  6. The venting doesn't serve a lot or purpose beyond aesthetics (Is that a Rangefinder? OMG!) I like the screw-in metal hoods that allow you to fit a normal lens cap on the end of the hood. There is a fairly common type of hood available that are flaired slightly so that the cap on the end is two sizes bigger than the lens filter thread i.e. 49mm lens, 55mm cap. You can buy them including the cap which adds a dollar or two to the price.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/55915417@N08/5447470317/" title="IMG_3250-PP Olympus Pen E-P1 Micro 4/3 by Lucky.penguin, on Flickr"> 5447470317_85d1c9e402_z. "640" height="426" border="0" alt="IMG_3250-PP Olympus Pen E-P1 Micro 4/3" /></a>

    The image above actually shows a lens with a 49mm filter thread but there is an additional 49-52mm step-up ring and then a 52-58mm hood. I've done this because I bought the hoods to fit my Canon FD lenses which have a 52mm filter thread. For a 50mm focal length lens you could use a much deeper hood than shown above (example is a 28/2.8 lens) but the combination starts to become a bit unwieldy.
     
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  7. Markb

    Markb Mu-43 Top Veteran

    532
    Jun 9, 2011
    Kent, UK
    Mark
    Of course, if you do that you need to find an appropriate cap :biggrin:
     

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  8. rich00

    rich00 Mu-43 Veteran

    251
    Dec 8, 2011
    Thanks for the suggestions. I've ordered the metal lens hood from eBay, the one that doesn't flare out.