Metal hood for 20mm f1.7

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by Iansky, Dec 27, 2009.

  1. Iansky

    Iansky Mu-43 All-Pro Charter Member

    Dec 26, 2009
    The Cotswolds, UK
    I bought the GF1 with the 20mm lens and they are a great combination.

    Old habits die hard and so I want to get a metal screw in lens hood for this lens, I have been told that the firm "Kood" make a good 46mm short screw in hood that sounds ideal - does anybody know a source for this in the UK?

    Thanks,
    Ian
     
  2. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator Moderator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
  3. jdripper

    jdripper   Charter Member

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    Dec 31, 2009
  4. Iansky

    Iansky Mu-43 All-Pro Charter Member

    Dec 26, 2009
    The Cotswolds, UK
    Thanks

    Thank you all for the info on metal hoods and I am glad to see I am not the only person that use them.

    I will order one.

    Regards,
    Ian
     
  5. Linh

    Linh Mu-43 All-Pro Charter Member Subscribing Member

    Apr 14, 2009
    Maryland, US
    I don't really care if it's metal or not, but I'm starting to think I should get one. I'm so used to having a hood on all my lenses, I've come close to accidentally grabbing the front glass!
     
  6. mmjx83

    mmjx83 Mu-43 Regular Charter Member

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    Dec 16, 2009
    Hong Kong
    I've made one for the lens. A 49mm thread metal hood with a 46-49mm adapter. Spread painted to match the colour of the lens barrel.

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  7. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator Moderator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Looks like you did an amazing job! Are my eyes playing tricks on me, or did you paint your GF1 to match as well??
     
  8. mmjx83

    mmjx83 Mu-43 Regular Charter Member

    38
    Dec 16, 2009
    Hong Kong
    My GF1 was purchased in its original silver colour. Panasonic offers four colours for GF1...black, red, white and silver.
     
  9. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator Moderator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Looks really nice in all silver that way!
     
  10. Bullfrog

    Bullfrog Mu-43 Top Veteran Charter Member

    For some reason I can't see this picture.
     
  11. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator Moderator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    I couldn't see it earlier either, but I see it now. Server issue maybe?
     
  12. Linh

    Linh Mu-43 All-Pro Charter Member Subscribing Member

    Apr 14, 2009
    Maryland, US
    I was confused on the comments for a bit, as I don't see any picture either. It says it's 1x1 in size, maybe deleted now?