View Full Version : Lens Hood, Sun Shade Yashica RF Issues
I recently obtained a very fine Yashica Lynx 14 camera.
From reading here, it is my impression that this camera's lens is prone to flare.
I tried a standard rubber 58mm lens hood on it today , but the hood totally blocks the rangefinder.
On my GT and my Lynx 5000, I take 2 old filters I have in my photo junk box, break the glass, and use the filters as a small lens hood.
I need to look for a couple of 58mm filters to use (without glass) on the Lynx 14.
I have not yet used this camera.
I want to use it mainly for low light venues, but, what is the issue with flare with this camera and any suggestions for bright light situations?
Todd, you already have what you need - the rubber lens hood - just take the rubber part off and you have a nice (albeit shallow) hood. I have done the same for my GSN and it works great! After I got the hood part off I went back and did a bit of touch up with some black paint in the groove the hood had been seated in and now it looks good to boot :) (forgot to mention, the rubber hoods retaining ring is usually about as deep as 2 to 3 filter rings)
Would it be too strange looking to cut away at a rubber hood until as much as possible remains but the viewfinder is no longer obscured?
I can't reduce the size of the rubber on the hood for the Lynx 14 because the rangefinder window sits right on top of the lens. It's not a problem with the viewfinder window being cut off as much as with the small rangefinder window being totally blocked. It needs a flat hood, either using filter rings or with the hood mounting ring without the rubber hood. I tried that, and it works fine.
Thank you for the good ideas.
Cool, something to remember.
I guess a different approach can be to use the rubber hood retaining ring as the basis for a square hood home made with thick black plastic sheets.
This way you can have something that screws easily in the lens ring, doesn´t crop either main VF window or the small RF (that unfortunately seats right over the lens barrel), and if done carefully can be twisted either way to avoid vignetting. Besides, it can be easy to cut a small inner corner in the upper left of the hood to get rid of VF blockage.
G'man...thanks for the link. That's perfect. I bought it. Blessings. Todd
That looks to be a garden variety lens hood of the type that used to come with takumar lenses. Except by the time you get one large enough, they're designed for telephoto lenses and you'd no doubt vingette like crazy...so that wasn't that great an idea but since I already typed it I'll post.
The price wasn't right, and I'll give it a try. I also have the rubber hood ring on the camera. With vintage cameras, we do what we can and see what works. I've even used ABS pipe for hoods!
Sorry: The "...price WAS right..."
I use gaffer's tape. fold it along the long edge so there's about 1cm of sticky exposed, and tape it to the outside of the lens barrel. It might help to start with about 1.5" wide tape so it leaves about 16mm from the glass to the edge of the "hood." A couple pieces to stiffen the top and bottom will help keep the tape from collapsing and/or misshaping.
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