Pany 20mm lens hood

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I had read that the 20mm comes with a lens hood, but there was no hood included with my GF1+20mm kit. Does the hood exist somewhere?
 

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I picked up a vented lens hood from 46MM VENTED LENS HOOD TILTED SIDES - eBay (item 150548241333 end time Feb-12-11 09:12:00 PST)

$10 + $2 shipping

It can take a 55mm lens cap in the front as well.

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Ihave never had any flare issues with my 20, and with where the filter threads are, there is a risk of damaging the lens when it retracts. A hood also pretty much destroys the "compact" factor.

Just don't see why a hood is a good idea on this lens ...
 

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I have had some flare with the 20/1.7.

I also like the extra protection for the lens glass.

It does make it less pocket-able, which is why I have two lens hoods, the vented one above plus a rubber collapsible one like ebrandon.

But the vented one has one big plus - it elicits oohs and aahs from my professional photographer friends. :tongue:
 

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is there a lens hood for 20mm that would allow to screw on filters from our kit lens?
 

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I purchased the 46mm (Leica-like Summicron) vented hood from ebay as well. It was from a "reputable" electronic vendor but they sent me an empty box. :frown:

I give them a couple more days to reconcile this problem, but if not I'm going to have to put them on blast here. I would hate to have any of my fellow 20mm owners get ripped off as well. Panasonic is already gouging us with the price of this lens. :tongue:
 

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Just don't see why a hood is a good idea on this lens ...
Flare isn't the only possible undesired element. Any stray light hitting your lens reduces contrast. A hood helps somewhat with stray light as well.

If you want the best punch from any lens, always use a hood to reduce as much stray light as you possibly can... otherwise, if you're happy with what you get, ok too.

(I use the Leica-Summicron M46 metal vented hood, as well, myself.)
 

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Flare isn't the only possible undesired element. Any stray light hitting your lens reduces contrast. A hood helps somewhat with stray light as well.

If you want the best punch from any lens, always use a hood to reduce as much stray light as you possibly can... otherwise, if you're happy with what you get, ok too.

(I use the Leica-Summicron M46 metal vented hood, as well, myself.)
Where can I get one?
 

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How do youse get the camera in and out of yer pocket with that thing on?
Just kidding......
I'm just a no hooder guy like tc.
 

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Got a Leica-like vented metal lens hood too. Aside from reducing flare, it does minimize lost of contrast in harsh lighting and adds extra protection to the lens. Personally, I like the look of it:
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Put the filter on first, then screw the lens hood to the filter...

Cheers, Alan
I meant is there a hood that ends with 52 thread so I can mount my filters that fit kit lens onto pana 20mm which is 46 in diameter :smile:
 
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