Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/02/16

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Subject: [Leica] Re: lens hoods
From: John Gong <>
Date: Fri, 16 Feb 2001 09:48:14 -0800
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Although it might be inelegant to have a second hood, I've used a Contax 
metal hood on a Leica lens for years now. The G series hoods are 46mm 
threads, and accept 55mm lenscaps on the outer side. High quality, works 
great. So far, no unintentional collapsing!


At 05:57 PM 2/16/2001 +0100, you wrote:
>My problem with the 50 summilux is it normally goes over my shoulder, with
>the lens pointing into my body. Trouble is the hood keeps sliding down. If
>it only had a twist 'n lock it would be fine. The hood on the 35 summilux
>asph is great, but stick th ebody/lens in your pocket and the cap comes off.
>I'd have thought that oneof the design requirements of a cap is that it
>stays on!

In reply to: Message from (Re: [Leica] [LEICA] 'Upgrading' from R7 to R6.2 or R8)
Message from Jim Brick <> ([Leica] Re: lens hoods)