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Can I use a different lens hood on a Q?

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I designed this ventilated hood for my Leica Q, and then when people started asking where to get it, I made so everybody can buy one :-)

 

http://www.overgaard.dk/Thorsten-von-Overgaard-Gallery-Store-Hardware-for-Photography-LeicaQ-Typ116-Ventilated-Lens-Shade.html

 

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Sure, or you have to use an other cap but what is the purpose of a lens cap on a ventilated hood, keep the dust away???

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Looks also like you need to remove it to add a / the lens cap.

 

I never use a lens cap on the original or this. 

 

I use a hood, and that's what protects the lens from scratches, bumps, etc. 

 

If you want to use a lens cap, either the original hood and metal cap, or a ventilated hood and a 49mm lens cap.

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I designed this ventilated hood for my Leica Q, and then when people started asking where to get it, I made so everybody can buy one :-)

 

http://www.overgaard.dk/Thorsten-von-Overgaard-Gallery-Store-Hardware-for-Photography-LeicaQ-Typ116-Ventilated-Lens-Shade.html

 

 

 

You designed it?

 

https://www.tieherup.eu/products/ventilated-lens-shade-for-the-leica-q

 

 

"We are resellers of this Lens shade. Shipping from Hong Kong."

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You designed it?

 

https://www.tieherup.eu/products/ventilated-lens-shade-for-the-leica-q

 

 

"We are resellers of this Lens shade. Shipping from Hong Kong."

 

 

Yes, it's shipping from Hong Kong and you can buy it from www.tieherup.eu and Leica Store Singapore and my website http://leica-ventilated-shades.thorstenovergaard.gallery

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Personal preference. I like the existing Q hood just fine. Being careful, I can even turn a polarizer filter. I love the simplicity of it and no longer use a lens cap. I do keep a UV filter on most of the time to protect the lens.

Edited by Infiniumguy

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Personal preference. I like the existing Q hood just fine. Being careful, I can even turn a polarizer filter. I love the simplicity of it and no longer use a lens cap. I do keep a UV filter on most of the time to protect the lens.

 

I too use the uv for protection with the hood without a cap. (the hood is so tight, I hate to take it on and off).  Do you use the polarizer over the uv filter and can you REALLY rotate the polarizer with the hood on?

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I too use the uv for protection with the hood without a cap. (the hood is so tight, I hate to take it on and off). Do you use the polarizer over the uv filter and can you REALLY rotate the polarizer with the hood on?

No, I remove the UV filter to install the polarizer. Yes, I can rotate it without getting fingerprints on the filter. I gave up using the lens cap after a very short time. It seemed unnecessary to me and some trouble. I also read about the interior deteriorating and decided to just store it away. I've never looked back.

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@Infiniumguy

 

May I ask which polarizing filter you use? I ordered the B+W circular HTC MRC nano XS-Pro Digital and wondered whether I could use (turn) it with the original hood in its place.

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Sure, or you have to use an other cap but what is the purpose of a lens cap on a ventilated hood, keep the dust away???

Indeed, but what is the purpose of a ventilated hood on the Q anyway? There is no viewfinder to block...

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