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Summicron-C vs. Summarit 35

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That is NOt the dedicated Heavystar hood.

The dedicated hood has the same size as the standard one i guess.

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That is correct, but the hood you show is incomplete/ the configuration for E39 lenses. It comes with a 5.5 adapter ring which brings it ca 5 mm forward, thus making it more effective.

This is the complete Summicron C hood:

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Ah yes i have an adapter ring like that for series 5.5 filters on the thin Tele-Elmarit 90, w/o filter thread though.

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Here is my approach to dealing with 35 mm Cron flare (apologies for the phone-photo). Obviously, this is a standard lens hood with its cover modified to mask-out as much extraneous light as possible on an M8. The cover is semi-permanently attached to the lens hood with automotive adhesive, the sort that is used to attach door-frame weather seal to the car body.

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Interesting indeed. Did you check vignetting at f/16? What are the dimensions of the cut-out if i may ask?

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Interesting indeed. Did you check vignetting at f/16?
No vignetting, or I would not have done it.
What are the dimensions of the cut-out if i may ask?
22x33mm.

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You could have done it after checking at f/2, hence my question.
No problem with the question. I have used this for over a year in a wide variety of lighting situations with no vignetting. I believe it helps to reduce flare and improve contrast although I have not done A-B tests in the field to confirm it.

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That is quite an interesting Hood and Mask you've put together.

My Compliments. I shall have to consider futzing with something like that myself.

 

Query: I'm using the Rokkor 40mm vers ii (if I may call it that) which was original to the Minolta CLE's.

It is reputed that the design of this 40 is mechanically/optically a clone of the Summicron/Rokkor 40 that preceded it EXCEPT for Improved Coatings.

Can anyone authoritatively confirm this - from experience or cite sources?

 

Thanks for any inputs.

btw: have only used the lens a little so far, but it's visual signature as a drawer of images is a near clone of how my Summicron Fifty R looks when shot on my EOS.

Still coming to 'grips' with it's diminutive size!

 

Richard in Michigan

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Thanks, Richard. It isn't difficult to fashion once you get past the notion of cutting into a perfectly good lens cap. I was inspired by a baffled, collapsable Hasselblad studio lens hood that I have and like.

 

I had a 40mm Minolta lens which seemed fine when I had a CL. I found the CL body (RF and shutter, specifically) to be problematic, however, so I traded out of it.

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Thanks, Richard. It isn't difficult to fashion once you get past the notion of cutting into a perfectly good lens cap. I was inspired by a baffled, collapsable Hasselblad studio lens hood that I have and like.

 

I had a 40mm Minolta lens which seemed fine when I had a CL. I found the CL body (RF and shutter, specifically) to be problematic, however, so I traded out of it.

 

Hi Phil,

You seemed to have been inspired by a good source. The design seems quite usable and functional, as well. I've never owned any of the C mount M's, I just was faced with having a once in a lifetime windfall to go M and after opting for a Digital M: I had to be creative as all get out with my Lens Budget. I have a CV 28 f1.9, the Rokkor 40 f2, a CV 75 f2.5, and a Leica 90 f2.8, to round out my 'kit' for use on my Black M8.

 

I am loving my Camera, I love what I get out of it, and out of my lenses, too.

There's a steep learning curve between me and fluid unconscious operation of them!

Gawd! I've got all the grace and smoothness of an unfolding lawn chair with it in my hands. :-)

 

I love how it's making me think so hard about my photographic processes again!

 

Peace!

 

Richard in Mi.

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Thanks, Richard.

 

I hope the potential collateral benefit of extra protection for the front lens element is never a factor but who knows?

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