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    RX1 Lens hood opinions

    Hi all,
    I want to get either a lens hood or b&w slim line mrc filter for the rx1. This is purely for protection purposes, since the rx1 seems to handle flare fairly well. Do people feel that the hood adds too much bulk to the camera?

    Thanks in advance for the opinions.

    JP

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    Re: RX1 Lens hood opinions

    My RX-1 "lens hood" is a 49mm to 37mm step down ring. It is perfect as a lens hood and protection and has a very low profile. It also costs $5. BTW, I am using a filter too.
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    Re: RX1 Lens hood opinions

    I ended up ordering just alens hood-I don't think im going to get a filter for now. Thanks Shashin for your input

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    Re: RX1 Lens hood opinions

    I'm curious, can you still use the lens cap with a filter and the Sony lens hood?

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    Re: RX1 Lens hood opinions

    Remember that the clip on caps only work when there are threads to grip. The slim filters don't have front threads.

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    Re: RX1 Lens hood opinions

    Quote Originally Posted by Shashin View Post
    My RX-1 "lens hood" is a 49mm to 37mm step down ring. It is perfect as a lens hood and protection and has a very low profile. It also costs $5. BTW, I am using a filter too.
    Can I assume that there the 37mm opening doesn't vignette? Just making sure.

    I've never had so much GAS regarding a camera...I know I'm gonna give in really soon.

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    Re: RX1 Lens hood opinions

    Quote Originally Posted by processedmeat View Post
    Can I assume that there the 37mm opening doesn't vignette? Just making sure.

    I've never had so much GAS regarding a camera...I know I'm gonna give in really soon.
    No vignetting. You can check the images I have posted.
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    Re: RX1 Lens hood opinions

    Shashin, not a good idea but a great idea. thanks for it.
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    Re: RX1 Lens hood opinions

    Dumb question, perhaps, Shashin, but there it is ~ do you use a 49mm filter or a 37mm one, and is it a regular filter or a slim one?

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    Re: RX1 Lens hood opinions

    Irenaeus, I use a normal 49mm filter and have that between the lens and step-down ring.

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