Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/04/27

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Subject: RE: [Leica] To hood or not to hood
From: Buzz Hausner <>
Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2001 10:19:50 -0400

All of the hoods I have seen or used for any 35mm Summicrons have been
pretty small and discrete.  I use the vented 12585 on both a spherical and
aspherical versions, and also have the standard issue little square hoods
that came with each lens.  Just which hood is giving you so much trouble?  I
am a big believer in using hoods, both as physical protection for the lens
and it's front element and as a last prophylaxis against any flare.  I
prefer clip on hoods which break away when bumped hard.  I hate lenses with
telescoping shades.  Nonetheless, if the hood offends you for technical or
aesthetic reasons, I suggest that you try shooting with and without one in
various conditions and decide for yourself whether you need it or not based
upon the results.

	Buzz Hausner

- -----Original Message-----
From: Tristan Tom [mailto:Tristan@TristanTom.COM]
Sent: Friday, April 27, 2001 9:44 AM
Subject: [Leica] To hood or not to hood

i have the 35 summicron f2 and recently got a hood for it. my problem 
is that the hood protrudes too much and makes the camera too big and 
more noticeable.

is a hood really going to make a big difference? I'm thinking about 
foregoing the hood...

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Tristan Tom