Lens Hood for the pancake lenses

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trulandphoto
trulandphoto Contributing Member • Posts: 877
Lens Hood for the pancake lenses
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Just a public service reminder for anyone looking for a lens hood option for either the 24mm or 40mm pancake lenses.

Canon's LH-DC20 lens hood was originally designed to be used on the Powershot S*IS series cameras with an adapter. The screw on front part is a 52mm thread and it does not vignette on either of the pancake lenses.

Cheap copies are available if you google it. Here's what it looks like.

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1Dx4me Senior Member • Posts: 7,230
Re: Lens Hood for the pancake lenses

it is a good deal if it doesn't vignette!

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trulandphoto
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Re: Lens Hood for the pancake lenses

1Dx4me wrote:

it is a good deal if it doesn't vignette!

I've tested it with the 24mm on crop sensor bodies and the 40mm on full frame bodies with 100% viewfinders, with live view which is 100% and reviewing images of the sky. No detectable shading whatsoever. Even with one filter between the lens and the shade.

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Microprism Regular Member • Posts: 492
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Good tip

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Sports Shooter Senior Member • Posts: 1,379
Re: Lens Hood for the pancake lenses

trulandphoto wrote:

1Dx4me wrote:

it is a good deal if it doesn't vignette!

I've tested it with the 24mm on crop sensor bodies and the 40mm on full frame bodies with 100% viewfinders, with live view which is 100% and reviewing images of the sky. No detectable shading whatsoever. Even with one filter between the lens and the shade.

I am using a rubber hood on the 40mm that collapses that I had since I had the F1N and FD lenses ... it does the job

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mkphoto79 Regular Member • Posts: 426
Re: Lens Hood for the pancake lenses

That looks a lot better than the one Canon recommends.  I have the EFS24 and have put off a lens hood because it was so tiny, didnt seem like it would offer any protection.  This seems to be more worth while.  Thanks for the tip.

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Dave
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Re: Lens Hood for the pancake lenses

Good tip.  Thanks.  The actual pancake hood (I liken it to a poker chip with a hole in it) is almost worth getting as a conversation starter.  I have no idea why it would be effective.

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quiquae Senior Member • Posts: 1,530
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Dave wrote:

Good tip. Thanks. The actual pancake hood (I liken it to a poker chip with a hole in it) is almost worth getting as a conversation starter. I have no idea why it would be effective.

I don’t see why the “poker chip” hood would have trouble fulfilling the optical function of a hood—that’s a matter of blocking stray light from outside of the frame of view, so a small hood very close to the lens should be just as effective as a large one well away from the lens, as long as the two block the exact same incident angles from the front element’s point of view.

Physical protection is another matter. Personally I made the choice to stick to the poker chip hood since retaining the pancake form factor is more important to me than the small possibility of physical damage, but if I had to prioritize keeping the lens safe over saving space in my camera bag, then of course I’d use the larger third-party hood.

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DWare
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Re: Lens Hood for the pancake lenses

Cool!  Thank you.  Appreciate these type of tips.  Off to find and order now.  

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