My next lens the DA 43 ltd ?

Started Apr 28, 2013 | Discussions thread
Brentliris
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Re: OK, I'll confess there is an important weakness in the 43ltd...
In reply to Robgo2, Apr 30, 2013

Robgo2 wrote:

brecklundin wrote:

Well, we're all gushing over the beloved 43ltd but none of us have been willing to fess up the it's dirty secret....the silly screw-on lens hood.  Not only is it fiddly & inconvenient but the thing is silly expensive if you loose or otherwise say, stop on top of it with your pickup. It;s then you realize what a huge flaw it is for an otherwise perfect sliver of glass.

After buying a replacement, I can't abide not having all the OEM bits for my gear, I went and bought a nice few inexpensive collapsable rubber lens hoods to share between my lenses.

ButI just thought someone should confess about this "horrible" flaw which pretty much renders this jewel unusable to any "real" Pentxite.  

I love the hood, which never leaves my FA43 lens.  It is small, yet provides adequate shade and protection.  The lens cap fits over the hood perfectly and has never come off accidently.  I cannot understand anyone complaining about it.

Rob

I'm thinking that the hood is good but it's in reality too short when used on a APS-C Sensor.. So maybe I'll make one out of cardboard and glue it to a filter....

Na I think I'll love the hood as it is...

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