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Show Us Your Hoods

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by Narnian, Oct 2, 2010.

  1. Narnian

    Narnian Nobody in particular ...

    Aug 6, 2010
    Richmond, VA
    Richard Elliott
    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.


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


    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:
  2. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    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?
  3. jmacpix

    jmacpix Mu-43 Regular

    20mm 1.7 with metal hood:


    Leica 35/2 Summicron:


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

  4. Narnian

    Narnian Nobody in particular ...

    Aug 6, 2010
    Richmond, VA
    Richard Elliott
    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.

    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.
  5. f6cvalkyrie

    f6cvalkyrie Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 12, 2010
    Brussels, Belgium
    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 :
    SGH-i900    ---    5mm    f/2.8    1/101s    ISO 50

    Nikkor 300/2.8 IF-ED with a really big hood ;
    SGH-i900    ---    5mm    f/2.8    1/253s    ISO 50

    C U,
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