Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/06/21

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Subject: Re: [Leica] 35/2 ASPH lenshood (uncontroversial)
From: Dan Cardish <>
Date: Sun, 21 Jun 1998 15:05:10 -0500

At 09:56 AM 21-06-98 -0700, Jim wrote:
>I've never looked at the 35/2 ASPH hood/cap but my 35/1.4 has the same kind
>of hood/cap that you describe. The hood is secured with a lock and the cap
>is secured with a catch on the bottom. Sometimes I wish the cap was easier
>to get off. But am really happy that neither the hood nor cap won't pop off
>by itself/themselves.

There is a special lens cap that is designed to screw into the filter
threads of the lens.  In addition, it is transparent, so you can shoot
through it in case you forget to take it off.

I believe it is called a "UV Cap", or something like that.

Dan C.