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Old Feb 24, 2006, 10:52 PM   #11
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OK, thanks.

Which would you recommend the 62mm or 72mm size with the Phayee adapter?
62mm will fit the threads on the Phayee. i have one of the "Hama clone" hoods which i got off ebay, and it works perfectly.


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Old Feb 24, 2006, 11:07 PM   #12
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Thanks, was it the one I referenced above?
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Old Feb 25, 2006, 12:56 AM   #13
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Thanks, was it the one I referenced above?
i don't recall if it was the same seller... i got mine almost a year ago - but it's just like it. a 62mm collapsible rubber hood with a metal ring that screws into the front of my Phayee adapter. here's what it looks like...




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Old Feb 25, 2006, 8:14 AM   #14
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For my FZ20 I have the Phayee lens adapter and use a 72mm Hama rubber hood. I would wonder if a 62mm hood would vignette more at lower zooms than the wider 72mm hood. Then too, adjustmentof a 62mm polarizer with a 72mm hood attached is extremely difficult. I take the 72 hood off when using a 62mm polarizer.

Your choice 72 or 62 ???????

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Old Feb 25, 2006, 11:31 AM   #15
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the 62mm hood does vignette when fully extended at lower zoom settings (i.e. below about 4x). butthat's why it's collapsible... when you zoom back in, just collapse the hood, and presto! no vignetting!

i chose the 62mm hood because it screws right onto my adapter. it also screws right on to my polarizer, and if i want to turn the polarizer, i simply grasp the hood and turn the whole thing. works like a champ.
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OK Thanks everyone.
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Whena rubber collapsible hood is folded back it does not block the ambient glare. So if a 72mm hood can be extended when the 62mm hood would have to be collapsed because of vignetting: the 72 is better.For longer zooming the 62mm is better. Of course thebest solution is to have both.

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