Show Us Your Hoods

Narnian

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I am a guy who likes to push hoods as far as I can go - I have never liked the idea of all that extra light bouncing around in the body. It is one reason I have a preference for primes. Here is my GF1 with a Pentax 100/2.8 without the hood.

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And here is is with a Pentax 135/3.5 hood with a spacer ring.

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And it does not vignette.

The hood assembly is 8.9 cm (3.5 in) while the lens and adapter is 8.3 cm (3.25 in).

If nothing else I figured someone here might get a good laugh! :biggrin:

Just imagine what I will do when I get that Nikon 300/4.5 I won on eBay :rofl:
 

Streetshooter

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Geeze, it seems like your having fun.
When I read "Hoods", I was gonna post pics from North Philly.
How do you find the GF1 with those long lenses and no IS?
Don
 

jmacpix

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20mm 1.7 with metal hood:

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Leica 35/2 Summicron:

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Minolta Rokkor 90/4 M-Mount with rubber hood:

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Narnian

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@Streetshooter
I have IS - Ground Image Stabilization. I carry a monopod on my walks and keep another one in the car along with a small tripod. :wink:

It is really no worse than my Pentax film cameras.

Knowing what I know now I probably would have splurged for the E-P2, though, to leverage that with 3rd party adapted lenses.

Now that I will have some longer glass for wildlife I hope to save up for some wide primes next year from Olympus and Panasonic.

@jmacpix
That lenshood is high on my list for looks - though I will be testing my 20/1.7 with alternate ones to see how far I can push it.
 

f6cvalkyrie

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I (almost) always use the hood, when I have it !
Some lenses really require it to make good pics, like my Nikkor 24/2.0 that flares terribly without the hood, and moderately with it :mad:

Here's a few examples of what I think are "beautiful" hoods :

Leitz Hektor 125/2.5 with hood :
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Nikkor 300/2.8 IF-ED with a really big hood ;
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C U,
Rafael
 
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