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Lens hood for ED50? (1 Viewer)


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Hi Dave, hope all is well.
Something like that would certainly work, though probably worth double checking the thread size on the front (I think it is 55mm from memory). A collapsible lens hood is another suggestion, and a fair bit cheaper too.
Hope this helps!
Does anybody have an good suggestion for a lens hood that can fit onto the ED50? I will be travelling to the USA and the UK in the next couple of months so if there is an after-market option that I can order online that would be great!

Would this work: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/11170-REG/B_W_65069627_55mm_Screw_In_Metal_Telephoto.html

Currently I use a cut-out from a plastic bottle attached with a rubber band when seawatching...
how about the 55mm lens hood here
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Just get a cheap screw-in metal lenshood. 55mm is the right thread size. You can get them for about 10 € on Amazon. No need to pay the exorbitant price for a B+W hood.

here at home among my photographic stuff I had the hood of an old Tamron tele lens that now proves very useful on the Nikon ED50


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There are a lot of advantages to your cut-out plastic bottle and rubber band, which include the load from any impact will be largely absorbed by the plastic deforming and won't go into the objective lens mount. A rubber lens hood with a 55mm thread might therefore be better than a metal one because it might reduce the amount of any impact energy getting back to the objective lens and the scope body via the thread if it gets knocked.

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