Lens hood for FA 35/2


Hylas

Link Posted 27/01/2011 - 12:09
Hi all,

I've recently acquired a (Samsung-badged) FA 35/2, but it didn't come with the included hood. Might anyone know where I could find a replacement hood that would fit it? If so, might you please let me know?

I'd prefer a snap-on hood to a screw-on type, and it would be a bonus if it could be stored on the lens in reverse.
K-x with a bunch of primes (both auto and manual)

NickW

Link Posted 27/01/2011 - 22:32
Hi Hylas,
I have exactly the same issue. The Pentax part should still be available and the part number is PH-RB49, however Iíve had one on order from SRS for a couple of months yet and Pentax have yet to deliver it to them. (They are listed at about £21) I did have a plan B in the B&H in the US have them on their web site for $24, but I notice they they are currently our of stock as well.

I guess its just a wait for Pentax to deliver!

Best

Nick
K-5,*ist DS.
DA 12-24, DA 16-45, DA 18-55, DA 18-55WR, FA 31 f1.8 LTD, DA 70 f 2.4 LTD, DA 15 LTD, FA 50 f1.4, FA 28-70 f4, A 50 f1.7,Tamron 70-300 f4-5.5 Di, Tamron SP 35-80 f2.8-3.8, Tamron SP 17-50 f2.8, Sigma 100-300EX f4, Sigma 50-150EX f2.8

Don

Link Posted 27/01/2011 - 23:07
I have a pentax 85 mm lens hood that fits my 35 2.4 and does not vinette.
My suggestion is ANY standard or collapsable 35-50mm (49 mm diameter) lenshood will work. Optex and optima brands are usually easy to find.
Fired many shots. Didn't kill anything.
Last Edited by Don on 27/01/2011 - 23:08

Blythman

Link Posted 28/01/2011 - 00:53

Clarky

Link Posted 28/01/2011 - 02:05

I purchased a lens hood from that seller and didn't recieve anything, I had too resort to a paypal claim to get my money back, He will go too any extreme to avoid refunding, like sending paypal, fake tracking numbers, and using stalling tactics so the 45 day claim limit expires.

Buy at your own risk.
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Dangermouse

Link Posted 28/01/2011 - 13:36
Clarky wrote:

I purchased a lens hood from that seller and didn't recieve anything, I had too resort to a paypal claim to get my money back, He will go too any extreme to avoid refunding, like sending paypal, fake tracking numbers, and using stalling tactics so the 45 day claim limit expires.

Buy at your own risk.

That's annoying - I could do with one for my 35mm f2.4 but if the seller's a crook I'll have to keep looking. Do any honest ebay sellers have the same item (given all the HK-based dealers seem to buy from the same factories)?
Matt

Shooting the Welsh Wilderness with K-m, KX, MX, ME Super and assorted lenses.

Offertonhatter

Link Posted 28/01/2011 - 23:46
If the filter screw is 49mm, then get a rubber hood from a camera shop.
I have put one on my 35mm F2.4 and is perfect - no vignetting at all. Plus is acts as a protector too. Cost? About £6!
Some Cameras

smc

Link Posted 29/01/2011 - 10:51
The older rectangular, metal clip on hoods for the 28/3.5 and 35/2 will work well on this lens and look good too.
Last Edited by smc on 29/01/2011 - 10:51

Dangermouse

Link Posted 29/01/2011 - 16:48
smc wrote:
The older rectangular, metal clip on hoods for the 28/3.5 and 35/2 will work well on this lens and look good too.

Yep, but just try finding one! Genuine hoods for most Pentax lenses seem like gold dust.
Matt

Shooting the Welsh Wilderness with K-m, KX, MX, ME Super and assorted lenses.

Don

Link Posted 29/01/2011 - 17:05
for the "Go big or go home" crowd...
there are matte boxes available....


one size fits all.
Fired many shots. Didn't kill anything.

axl

Link Posted 30/01/2011 - 00:07
if you would be ok with screw on hood, just look for Nikon hoods, they are great and work like charm. Dealers? There is a shop called aperture in London, that sells used Nikon hoods in various conditions, give them a call...
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SMC: FA*24 - FA31ltd - DA*55 - FA100/2.8

Hylas

Link Posted 30/01/2011 - 17:55
Thanks everyone for the avalanche of advice and options! I've located a rubber hood off amazon that seems to fit alright, though the OCD in me wishes it fit on the specialised thread that the Pentax PH-RB49 would. NickW: If it doesn't work for me, I might end up placing an order with SRS too. Perhaps they only get shipments for these things quite rarely; but that's par for the course for a lens that's out of production.
K-x with a bunch of primes (both auto and manual)

Dangermouse

Link Posted 30/01/2011 - 20:46
I'm slightly amazed that Pentax aren't making another batch of them, now the 35/2.4 is gaining popularity.
Matt

Shooting the Welsh Wilderness with K-m, KX, MX, ME Super and assorted lenses.
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