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For some time now I have been looking for a lens hood for my Elmar 2.8/50 lens on my Leica M2. Does anyone know which is the right hood for this lens?
I have also found an M2 + Elmar 50 offered on German eBay that comes with a hood, maybe someone can identify it from the article description. I have contacted the seller but received no reply... Here's the link: http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=3857021246&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT
Thanks in advance for your help,
The lens hood on the Elmar 50mm is a "IROOA"/ 12571 (1959).
It was made for 50mm and 35mm lenses with E39 mount. It had double triger fastening, with a wide chrome band.
If I remember correctly there were three different styles of chrome bands, and different engravings.
They are very popular because they fit both the 50mm and 35mm lenses. The last one I purchased cost me $125 (mint) two years ago. You see them for sale on ebay regulary, price varies depending on condition.
Best of luck,
Thanks a lot! That's a lot of money for a round piece of metal, though... Maybe I can find one in less than mint condition a little cheaper.
Steve Gandy has an alternative listed on his Cameraquest site.
here is a better link
http://www.cameraquest.com/frames/4saleLeica.htm#NEW Metal Hoods for Classic Leica Lenses!
Try this one (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=30063&item=3857771316&rd=1)
I use the B+W rubber hood. Works perfectly. Collapses for easy storage.
I have a black hood for the 50 Elmar that I'm looking at selling... email me at:
fountainpens AT hotmail DOT com
While the IROOA/ 12571 will work on the 50/2.8 Elmar, you really don't want one. The chrome band on the IROOA hood extends too far back and makes moving the aperture ring a real pain (unless you have something smaller than baby fingers), and it also covers the small alignment dot that identifies which aperture is selected. There was a very short chrome banded model similar to the IROOA for the 50/2.8 Elmar but they're difficult to find and usually more pricey than a standard IROOA. Get a collapsible rubber hood such as the B&W Mike suggested and save yourself money and grief.
Thanks a lot everyone for your replies. Thanks especially to you, StreetShooter, for the offer, but I live in Europe and I think the shipping cost would be quite high...
I think I'll go with a rubber hood for now, it would have been nice to have an original hood but I wasn't aware they were that hard to find and expensive. After all, I'm not a collector but actually want to use the camera... :) So I think a rubber hood will do.
Thanks again, everyone, and sorry for not replying sooner!
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