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Old Jul 21, 2010, 4:44 PM   #31
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Bump. Will this hood work on the K-x 55-300mm kit lens?
That is new, but that is the one for the pentax 55-300mm
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Old Jul 21, 2010, 4:48 PM   #32
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PS,

Thanks for posting the link, I did not look for it is about a month. Glad to see someone finally came out with one. My brother just ordered it.
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Old Jul 21, 2010, 5:30 PM   #33
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Thanks for posting the link, I did not look for it is about a month. Glad to see someone finally came out with one. My brother just ordered it.
So, can you confirm that this will work on the K-x kit lens 55-300mm? I'm a newbie and I understand that there are at least two Pentax 55-300mm zoom lenses, I don't understand the differences. Will the linked hood fit the kit lens version. Will it actually work on either version?
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Old Jul 21, 2010, 5:42 PM   #34
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it is the right model number. And I know for sure the DAL 55-300 and the DA 55-300 uses the same hood. I have tried it out before. And this looks just like the the same hood.

The difference between the DAL 55-300(aka kit lens) and the DA 55-300mm is that the DA has a metal mount plate while the DAL has a plastic one. Also the is a manual focus clutch on the DA with the DAL does not have it. But next to those 2 thing, the are almost identical. Optically the are nearly the same

You can get the DAL only as a kit lens, you can not buy it by itself. The DA is more expensive.
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Old Jul 21, 2010, 7:09 PM   #35
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I see a couple of alternatives to the lens hood I linked at eBay, the one for $13.99 shipped. These are cheaper, maybe as good or better. What do you folks think? They are offered by the same eBay seller:
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58mm Tulip Flower Lens Hood PENTAX 55-300mm 55-300 ($8.99, free shipping)

http://cgi.ebay.com/58mm-Tulip-Flowe...item2eab55d8ab
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This one is evidently rubber (folds down)

58mm Hvy Duty Lens Hood Pentax 55-300mm 55-300 75-300mm ($6.99, free shipping)

http://cgi.ebay.com/58mm-Hvy-Duty-Le...item2a050b4d2d
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Do you folks like the tulip type lens hood? Or more the solid ones? How do you like these compared to that $13.99 one?

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the first one you can not put your lens cap on when you have the hood on.

Rubber on do wear out.
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the first one you can not put your lens cap on when you have the hood on.

Rubber on do wear out.
So, you prefer the solid one (not rubber, not tulip shaped), the one I posted first, the $13.99 one?

That is, this one:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Lens-Hood-Pentax...item5888bc5b3d

Is that right?
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Yup, as you can reverse the hood for travel, and still have the lens cap on. Can not do it with the tulip. And I just do not like rubber as I have had old ones rip over time. Also, the cleaver like tab that can be remove, let us you a cp-l while the hood is on. Just set it up that when it is attach, the tab opening on the bottom, and you can easily adjust the cpl
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Yup, as you can reverse the hood for travel, and still have the lens cap on. Can not do it with the tulip. And I just do not like rubber as I have had old ones rip over time. Also, the cleaver like tab that can be remove, let us you a cp-l while the hood is on. Just set it up that when it is attach, the tab opening on the bottom, and you can easily adjust the cpl
Not sure I understand this. Maybe I'll have a better idea when I get the camera, and the hood, guess I'll order the $13.99 one as you suggest.

What do you mean by "adjust the cp-l" o "cpl" ? Do you mean adjust the orientation of a polarized filter, maybe?

Now, looking on eBay for a lens hood for the 18-55mm Pentax kit lens, all the ones I see seem to be tulip shape. What do you think? Is a non-tulip shaped one available, or is a tulip shape one acceptable?

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yes,

You can reverse the lens hood on the lens for compact storage.

And there is a little removable table on the hood, that will let you use a circular polarizer filter and adjust without having to readjust the camera. You can keep your eye on the subject and just your finger to rotate the cpl
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