Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2005/03/31

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Subject: [Leica] M summicron 35/2 hood
From: kididdoc at (Steve Barbour)
Date: Thu Mar 31 08:17:18 2005
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Frank Filippone wrote:

> The version of lens you have has a couple of prongs that engage the hood,
> and lock in to one position.  the 12565 ( etc) are basically round and fit
> in any orientation.   The reason for the differences?  The V4 uses a
> rectangular hood.  The V3 and before use a round hood.

yup....there is a notch...
> Does V4 fit V3 and before hoods?  Best check on this one, as the answer is
> not too obvious.  The aperture adjust ring is very different, and possible
> interference could preclude the round one from fitting.....

> You find out this kind of stuff by making the same mistake.....over and 
> over
> again.  The purpose of the community is to prevent at least one member from
> the same mistake......

more than once...?  :-)

or did you buy a hood already and it 
does not fit?
> ( and therefore you are part of the same mistake we all are....?)

not yet   .... shortly...   :-)

thanks Frank,  Steve
> Frank Filippone
> suggests that the hood for M 'cron 35/2
> version 4  (which I have) is different
> from the prior hoods.....
> Does that in fact rule out the other
> hoods for this particular version...?
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