use a shade on your 20?

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by back alley, Apr 24, 2010.

  1. back alley

    back alley Mu-43 Regular

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    Feb 21, 2010
    do you use a shade on your 20/1.7?

    nice and simple, yes or no.
     
  2. hodad66

    hodad66 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jan 27, 2010
    Indialantic, Florida
    yes, heavystar metal....
     
  3. back alley

    back alley Mu-43 Regular

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    Feb 21, 2010
    don't forget to vote...look up.
     
  4. RonSmith

    RonSmith Mu-43 Top Veteran

    505
    Apr 7, 2010
    Michigan
    Yes. I have a metal hood from Heavystar that works perfectly and takes the Lumix 52mm cap.
     
  5. chuckgoolsbee

    chuckgoolsbee Mu-43 Regular

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    Apr 6, 2010
    Bend, Oregon
    I don't, but would like to. Open to suggestions on where to find one!
     
  6. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus

    A quick aside, and yes I voted.:biggrin:
    Chuckgoolsbee, why not start a brand new thread here in the Accessories forum? There are some suggestions within some threads but it would be great to have a thread devoted to lens hoods for this lens.:wink:
     
  7. bilzmale

    bilzmale Mu-43 All-Pro

    Check my post here - scroll down for pic & details.
     
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  8. RonSmith

    RonSmith Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Apr 7, 2010
    Michigan
  9. Jonas B

    Jonas B Guest

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    Apr 23, 2010
    Gothenburg, Sweden
    Absolutely, yes.
    Reading the comments here I see I use the exact same hood as Ron. But... seeing the poll result made me surprised. More users not using a hood than user doing so. I wonder what the result would have been in Panasonic had supplied a hood?

    /Jonas
     
  10. HuubL

    HuubL Mu-43 Rookie

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    Feb 28, 2010
    The 20 supposedly doesn't produce flare even when the sun hits the front lens. Although I admit the hood above looks very nice, it degrades the compactness of the combo a bit.
     
  11. DavidB

    DavidB Mu-43 Regular

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    Apr 7, 2010
    Melbourne, Australia
    Hoods are not just for stopping the sun shining directly onto the front element. Any bright object (e.g. white clouds) that has a "line of sight" to the front element can reduce the scene contrast. It'd be nice to think that the 20mm/1.7 is completely immune to this, but I find that hard to believe.

    Also the hood has obvious physical protection characteristics as well.

    It's a shame Panasonic didn't provide an option for a dedicated hood with bayonet mount outside the filter thread. But at least with round hoods like these you can easily rotate the polarising filter the hood's screwed into. :wink: That is, if your hood doesn't vignette the image when on the end of a polariser!
     
  12. LisaO

    LisaO Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 18, 2010
    New York Metro Area
    Lisa
    No, but I must get one. Any recommendations?
     
  13. LisaO

    LisaO Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 18, 2010
    New York Metro Area
    Lisa
    Odd...
     
  14. back alley

    back alley Mu-43 Regular

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    Feb 21, 2010
    i use a 'standard' hood, bought on ebay, from heavystar, the one w/o the cap included. (i never use caps)