GXR A12 28mm LH-1 lens hood issues?

Started Jan 18, 2011 | Discussions thread
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Kristian Dowling
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GXR A12 28mm LH-1 lens hood issues?
Jan 18, 2011

Well I received my lens hood and it looks great, but it potentially will do more harm than good, except for protecting against flare.

As it attaches to the inner lens that springs out, any bump to the hood could actually damage the lens. So by using the hood you're really increasing the chances of damaging the lens. If it attached to the outer module where the red ring is then it would 'physically' protect the lens from damage. Therefor I think it's actually safer NOT to use it, and pull it out when shooting in sunny conditions, if you can be bothered.

If only there was a ay to attached a hood to the module itself. Other than that, it clicks in nicely, but has lots of play and thus feel very flimsy on the lens.

Comments, experiences?

Thanks

Kris

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