Lens Hood on ECX

Discussion in 'Minox' started by matt_shimao|1, Aug 27, 1999.

  1. Hello,

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    I am interested in the Minox ECX because of:
    1) ease of use (automatic exposure--no need to set shutter or aperature)
    2) black color.

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    However, in pictures I have seen on the web, I have noticed that the lens hood of the ECX looks like it is either chrome-plated or made of a shiny siver metal. To me this defeats the purpose of making the camera black so it is hard to notice.

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    Is the lens hood replaceable with a black one? Or can the lens hood be removed and painted black?

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    Best regards,

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    Matt
     
  2. Matt, actually the ring is not the lens hood. The lens hood inside the window, behind the lens cover.<p> The ring is a guard ring designed to prevent accidental covering up of the lens by
    finger ! Because the EC/ECX is so small, one might block the lens without knowing it.
    <p> It cannot be remve. <p> From the comments I got by ECX users, the ECX is so small, the ring does not matter, people might think it a ring on your finger.
     

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