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Old Oct 11, 2009, 12:26 AM   #1
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Hello,

With my Pentax-M 28mm F2.8 I get a lot of pale lighting in the suns corner of my shots, I guess this is called flaring, see below.
I also guess a hood will fix my problem.

My question is what size/type hood should I get and will I still be able to use screw-on filters with a hood ?

Thanks,
Rodney.

PS: I should also ask the same question for my
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Pentax-M Macro 100mm f/4
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Old Oct 11, 2009, 4:38 AM   #2
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Hello,

With my Pentax-M 28mm F2.8 I get a lot of pale lighting in the suns corner of my shots, I guess this is called flaring, see below.
I also guess a hood will fix my problem.

My question is what size/type hood should I get and will I still be able to use screw-on filters with a hood ?

Thanks,
Rodney.

PS: I should also ask the same question for my
Pentax-M 50mm f/1.7
Pentax-M Macro 100mm f/4
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There are flexi hood for most filter size. Ebay has a lot
M28mm seems to have 49mm filter size (same as M50mm I believe)
Alternatively avoid shooting towards strong light source.


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Old Oct 11, 2009, 4:15 PM   #3
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The only thing I can think of when looking at lens hoods for the M28mm is that it's relatively wide so make sure the hood is shaped appropriately. I often don't use a lens hood, but rather use the lens cap, hand or hat to shade the specific area where the sun/light is coming from. That will work when you need it, though do pay attention to the viewfinder so you don't get fingers or caps in the picture.
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Old Oct 12, 2009, 2:35 AM   #4
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Hi Rodney. You should always use a hood with older manual lenses. Increases contrast for one thing. I use a 58mm screw hood from my Sigma DG Ex 105 lens in which the front lens is so recessed that the hood is quite unnecessary. With that hood I have a number of step down (or is it step up) rings, and the hood is shared amongst half a dozen manual lenses. As a screw mounted hood you can of course use filters.
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The flexible rubber hood will work well but you can also shade it with something like Harriet suggests. An umbrella or as I do a cap or hat will get you through.
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Thanks Everyone, I think I will use Harriet's idea of the hat, I've tried a few test shots and it seems to work well.

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