Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2008/11/11

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Subject: [Leica] Vented hood question
From: leica at (Didier Ludwig)
Date: Tue Nov 11 09:04:53 2008
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The largest vented hoods I've seen so far are 46mm. Using such a hood with a 
52-46 stepdown adapter wouldn't make sense in my opinion.  But as the 105 is 
tele, you might look for one of the numerous medium sized, non-conical 52mm 
hoods there are on the market? Check out ebay, items # 110305166405 and 

>Did a vented hood ever exist in a 52mm diameter by any manufacturer? My
>hood for my 105mm Nikkor (the original hood) blocks about 25% of my
>composition area within the 90mm framelines at close focus and perhaps
>10% at infinity. Since the whole barrel spins as well as the hood I'm
>looking for a fully vented hood to fit my favorite lens.
>Thanks all.
>Phil Forrest 

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