Lens Hood Compatibility

Discussion in 'Leica and Rangefinders' started by alan_stokes, Jan 2, 2001.

  1. The lens hood designed for the 50mm f2.8 Elmar (new type) is an E39 screw thread. Since this hood would also fit a 50mm Summicron and is a much smaller design than the plastic 12536 version I have, it would seem to be a good alternative. Has anyone tried this hood on a Summicron and would there be any problems with vignetting etc?
  2. No problems with vignetting but it will only offer a bare minimum
    of protection. My favourite hood for the 50/2 is the 12585 which
    offers good protection against side light and reverses for storage
    (you also need a 14033).


  3. The lens hood (rectangular) for the 35mm Summicron Asph. also fits
    the 50 Summicron (next to latest version, without built-in hood) very
    well (though it slides around a bit) and serves to keep fingers off
    the front elements. Small compact and best of all, the lens cap fits
    on the hood.

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