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    Heavystar Lens Hoods

    Since this has been asked several times ...I thought I would post a "heads up" ..heavystar has in stock 46mm wide and 55mm wide screw in metal hoods. Guy came up with this or was an early adopter .

    The 35 lux and the 28 summicron both have large hoods and in the case of the 35Lux a madding attachment process. The screw in metal hoods from heavystar ...a ebay seller ...are great replacements. They are cheap less than $10 so if you dent one no big deal. I think they are best left on the lens without a cap. My standard procedure is to use one of the Leica lens cloths and just clean the filter everytime I mount a lens and before starting a shoot.

    He also has a 55mm wide version which is not dramatically flared .so its like a 60-62 outer diameter ...this works great on the 24 but cuts off on the 21.

    I also use heavystar hoods on my 90 apo and 50lux because the built in hoods are too short and a M8 can handle a longer hood....I think these were a 46mm normal and a 55mm normal . Simple round metal hoods.

    Heavystar is frequently out of these so when they have them its best to get what you need. You can find them by looking for heavystar s ebay store .

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    Re: Heavystar Lens Hoods

    I think for the 28 cron I am using the 46 wide version not the regular and it works fine.

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    Re: Heavystar Lens Hoods

    Dirk at Japan Exposures (formally Megaperls) has some cool looking vented hoods. i like prefer them for larger lenses that may block the VF.

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    Re: Heavystar Lens Hoods

    Yes its the wide version of the 46 for both the 28/2 and the 35/1.4. The normal is a extension on the 50/1.4 if you find the pull out head a bit short. Leica hoods are designed for the maximum usable on the FF film cameras ...so on an M8 you can use a longer hood.

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    Re: Heavystar Lens Hoods

    Thanks for the heads up. My order just went in!

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    Re: Heavystar Lens Hoods

    Thanks for the heads up Roger. I just got one for my 28/2. It feels so unnatural buying something for my Leica M system for so cheap. I like it.

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    Re: Heavystar Lens Hoods

    I have many Heavystar hoods and they are great to buy from.

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    Re: Heavystar Lens Hoods

    thank you for recommendation
    great info for ordering hoods

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