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I need a metal hood for my 50 1.5 AIs, but I'm not real keen on the "snap in" HS-9 hood. I like the straight screw-in hoods on all my other Nikon MF lenses just fine.
Is there a known equivalent to the HS-9, either brand name or genereic, that screws in?
While we're on the subject of hoods, what's the trick to shoring up a loose hood on a 300 f/4.5 EDIF? Mine is quite loose. I'd be fine with just running some gaffer's tape along the barrel, but there seems to be no way to get a strip of tape...Show more →
Maybe check out the HS-12, that one screws in. I am presuming you mean the 50 1.4 AIS.
I got hold of an HS-12 for the 50 1.2, which also has a 52mm filter. The front cap snaps into the inside of the hood so you can leave the hood and cap on together.
It required a little help from another NIkon shooter after I'd bought my 50 f/1.2 AI-s that came with the HS-12 lens hood to appreciate that it can be reversed. I just tried it on an S.C. 50 f/1.4 and it fits beautifully and is large enough to reverse over the scalloped focusing ring without difficulty. Yes, it is another option that will work. I wasn't certain what OP meant by "snap on" lens hood and so recommended the alternative that screws onto the filter ring. http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/ufiles/19/771919.jpg
I haven't reversed the HS-12 but will try that. I will fit the that hood on the 50 1.4S also, thanks for the tips Curtis.
In the meanwhile, a picture's worth a few words, so here's the 50 1.2 AIS with the HS-12 attached. Taken with the *new* 35 f2 OC at f 2.8.
While we're on the subject of this particular lens hood, I just wanted to mention that a 77mm lens cap works great on the hood itself. Making it easier than the standard type cap.