The fotodiox 43mm lens hood (and screw mount hoods in general)
I am considering the 43mm fotodiox lens hood but the screw mount concerns me. Isn't this going to put pressure on the filter ring when mounted to it? If the camera bumps something won't this have a pressure point right on that screw tip that is going to potentially damage the filter ring?
I am using a B+W 43mm UV filter, so I want to be sure that this hood will mount to it, safely.
And for those of you who already own one, what is the adapter ring on the fotodiox hood for if it is already a 43mm hood?
Does it really block any sensors?
Last edited by monkey; 2007 June 7th at 09:11.
I had one (and returned it for reasons given below). I don't think the thumb screw is going to be a problem. You won't be able to hang on to the camera by the lens hood but it will fit snuggly without trashing your filter (there's a rubber ring between the screw and filter.)
Originally Posted by monkey
The reason I returned mine is the hood won't mount without a filter on the camera. At first, I thought what the heck. But I nornally don't like to shoot with a UV filter b/c of reflections and flaring (don't know if your B&W will do this - haven't used coated filters.) Sure enough the UV filter that ships with this hood was flaring/reflecting all over the place. Since I couldn't mount the hood sans filter, I just sent back the whole thing. Got one of these instead: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=160123283128 Will let you know how it works when I get it.
As for blocking the sensors, I'm used to shooting with the WD-H43 wide angle Canon adapter which is the mother-of-all-blockers and my HV20 works fine with it, so I'm not concerned.
Last edited by 24Peter; 2007 June 8th at 12:48.
I would also like to know how it works peter!