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    Leica 12504 hood cap?

    is there a hood cap made for the Lecia 12504?

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    Re: Leica 12504 hood cap?

    12504 is from the sixties when hood caps were for reversible hoods only like 12575, 12585 or 12586.The 12504 is not reversible though so no hood cap for it as far as i know sorry.

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    Re: Leica 12504 hood cap?

    thank you.

    surprised nothing even 3rd party.

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    Re: Leica 12504 hood cap?

    I have nearly tried every cap I have and none fit the 12504 yet.

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    Re: Leica 12504 hood cap?

    Zeiss ZF 58mm or Nikon 58mm lens caps fit on the 12504 Leica hood. It's not the most elegant solution but it works. For what it's worth I've had the 12504 hood on a 35mm Summilux Pre-Asph for a number of years and never felt the need to put a cap on the hood. The hood already does quite a good job of protecting the lens, and it's nice always being ready for a shot with it uncapped.

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    Re: Leica 12504 hood cap?

    This is a cheap unbranded solution (size to be checked):
    NEW 10X 58mm Plastic Snap ON Lens CAP SET | eBay

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    Re: Leica 12504 hood cap?

    The hood cap for the 12504 is Leica/Leitz part number 14033. It's the same cap as used for the 12575, 12585 and 12538 hoods. The cap pushes and locks into place over the release tabs on the hood which is reversed over the lens. The 12504 hood can't be reversed over some lenses which have a focus tab. Both my 14033 caps are from the Leitz era.

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    Re: Leica 12504 hood cap?

    The 12504 has never been sold new with a hood cap if memory serves as it could not be reversed on the lenses it was made for (35/1.4, 35/2).

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    Re: Leica 12504 hood cap?

    i was thinking the hood cap for the 12504 would be nice when my camera would be in my bag for a while otherwise I noticed my front element gets a bit dusty without a hood cover after a couple of days.

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    Re: Leica 12504 hood cap?

    Problem is there is none, at Leica's at least, unless you're using it with other lenses than Summilux 35/1.4 or Summicron 35/2, in which case you might try to reverse the hood and use the 14003 hood cap referred to above.

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    Re: Leica 12504 hood cap?

    thanks for the leads.

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    Re: Leica 12504 hood cap?

    Quote Originally Posted by gooomz View Post
    i was thinking the hood cap for the 12504 would be nice when my camera would be in my bag for a while otherwise I noticed my front element gets a bit dusty without a hood cover after a couple of days.
    Perhaps to use a filter as protection for a few days is a solution also as these plastic caps often tend to want to fall off when nudged in a bag.

    Just checked and I have a 14033 that fits over my hood #12538 which is on an old 50/2 V2 #11819.

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