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For anyone interested, I both splurged and gambled by ordering the Thorsten Overgaard Q lens hood for my Q2...  It fits!  (I wasn't sure because of the slightly bigger lens due to the weather-proofing, and I couldn't find where anyone else had already verified compatibility.)  I didn't want to have to remove the native Q2 hood to put on/take off a polarizer when needed, plus the native hood makes dialing in a circular polarizer difficult--thus the Overgaard hood.  Comes in three colors--black, silver, or red--and arrived from China in just a few days.

So, in case any of you were thinking about ordering one, no need to fear incompatibility!

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7 hours ago, FHPdoc said:

For anyone interested, I both splurged and gambled by ordering the Thorsten Overgaard Q lens hood for my Q2...  It fits!  (I wasn't sure because of the slightly bigger lens due to the weather-proofing, and I couldn't find where anyone else had already verified compatibility.)  I didn't want to have to remove the native Q2 hood to put on/take off a polarizer when needed, plus the native hood makes dialing in a circular polarizer difficult--thus the Overgaard hood.  Comes in three colors--black, silver, or red--and arrived from China in just a few days.

So, in case any of you were thinking about ordering one, no need to fear incompatibility!

Please post a pic with your beautiful Q2. Thanks. 

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7 hours ago, JimBo said:

Nice looking shade in black.... but the red one is a little much!

It definitely reds to be red. It will match my red case. 

Neil

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16 hours ago, iQ2 said:

Please post a pic with your beautiful Q2. Thanks. 

Of course, I should have guessed someone would ask--here you go!

Overgaard hood installs in same way as the native hood.  Comes in the box shown, wrapped in the microfiber cloth, with accompanying replacement 49mm cap.  Removed native hood and cap also shown.

Also, just got my completely refurbished/CLAed M3 with 50mm f/2 DR Summicron back from Gus Lazzari--almost new now and in BEAUTIFUL shape:

I think this will be the extent of my Leica acquisitions...

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13 hours ago, FHPdoc said:

Of course, I should have guessed someone would ask--here you go!

Overgaard hood installs in same way as the native hood.  Comes in the box shown, wrapped in the microfiber cloth, with accompanying replacement 49mm cap.  Removed native hood and cap also shown.

Also, just got my completely refurbished/CLAed M3 with 50mm f/2 DR Summicron back from Gus Lazzari--almost new now and in BEAUTIFUL shape:

I think this will be the extent of my Leica acquisitions...

 

Both beautiful. But the M...😘

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While it is a looker - largely because it is very distinctive - and I can see the benefit of enabling a polariser to be turned more easily does anyone know whether it performs better or worse than the leica default at doing what lens hoods are meant to do: shield the lens from the sun? In terms of the secondary function of protecting the lens glass from stray contact with undesirable objects I suspect it performs worse.

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I have also recently purchased my ventilated hood from Thorsten von Overgaard and am very impressed with it.

Main reason as above to use my polariser and it's nice to have a different style to everyone else with the hood.

I purchased the black option  and can highly recommend it.

Thanks to Thorsten for his efforts.

 

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I found turning the polarising filter was not possible with the original hood on and with the vented hood there is access to the filter.

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Filter access indeed easier, but I think a design opportunity was missed.  The Q doesn't sit flat on it's base, it tips forward.  The ventilated hood tips it backwards.  Somewhere on the invisible line of what this hood blocks and what the original hood blocks there has to be a sweet spot that gives a bottom edge that would support the camera flat on its bottom. 

Edited by Mark Lyka

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Hello Willard:

I just received 2 (for Noct f/1 and 28/1.4). It took a few weeks to receive them after ordering (listed as in stock). Coming out of Hong Kong, so current situation must make it difficult for businesses, although past orders have seemed to take about the same time.  I really like the one I have for my Q1 also. Worth the wait and very well made.

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I understand the usefulness of a slotted hood on a rangefinder camera.

I don't see the point of it on the Q.

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3 minutes ago, Viv said:

I understand the usefulness of a slotted hood on a rangefinder camera.

I don't see the point of it on the Q.

just aesthetics probably (maybe weight?), but I like it; others may have different feelings for it....🤢

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17 minutes ago, rpittal said:

just aesthetics probably (maybe weight?), but I like it; others may have different feelings for it....🤢

Thank you. I do agree that it looks pretty.

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My wife has it on her TL2. ..........Looks great and  feels good to

neil

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Hmmm....maybe the ventilation keeps the auto focus from overheating...🤔

Just kidding, it looks nice...but don't put one on that M3...it's perfect the way it is. 👍

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On 4/7/2019 at 9:13 AM, Mark Lyka said:

Filter access indeed easier, but I think a design opportunity was missed.  The Q doesn't sit flat on it's base, it tips forward.  The ventilated hood tips it backwards.  Somewhere on the invisible line of what this hood blocks and what the original hood blocks there has to be a sweet spot that gives a bottom edge that would support the camera flat on its bottom. 

One of his selling points is that the Q2 can be placed on a table on the hood, with lens facing into the table. Not sure I'd feel comfortable doing that, but he does it all over the place in his videos.

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