Lens hood suggestion for protruding filter

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demonboy
demonboy Regular Member • Posts: 291
Lens hood suggestion for protruding filter

Hi,

On my main camera and lens I use an SLR Magic variable ND filter, which is great. However I have a number of 49mm diameter filter sized legacy lenses and so I bought a K&F variable filter. I couldn't justify spending too much on an expensive filter that would cost more than my lenses, which are only used occasionally.

The filter itself is ok at what it does for video work. It's no SLR Magic but for occasional use it will do.

The problem, however, is that the filter does not have a thread inside, and it protrudes wider than the lens barrel. This means the lens cap (in this instance, an Olympus OM 28mm 2.8) has nothing to grip onto, and I can't screw in a hood.

The flat part of the end of the lens is only 3mm

I think the only solution is to buy a hood with a cap on it... but which hood? It needs to go over the filter itself, which has an OD of 55mm, and probably onto the end of the lens, which is 52mm. This leaves a gap of 3mm to attach a hood. Bear in mind on the Olympus the aperture ring is on the end of the lens.

The only thing I can think of is one of those square metal hoods with a retaining screw. Am I thinking along the right lines or is there something more obvious I've not thought about? Maybe a solution with step-up rings or something similar?

TIA.

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