Fotodiox lens hood for RX1/1r

Discussion in 'Sony RX1 Forum' started by BruPri, Oct 16, 2014.

  1. BruPri

    BruPri SC Top Veteran

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    May 11, 2011
    Seattle, Washington USA
    Bruce J. Pritchard
    Have a question for anyone that has tried the new "slotted" version. Is it as effective in blocking light from all angels or has there been any experiences with light bouncing in off the side/top etc.
    I had an original "solid" version and it worked great, since recently acquiring an RX1r, I went to purchase another rectangular hood and the only one Fotodiox makes available is the slotted one.
    I understand this change in design was to allow the lowlight focusing IR illuminator to look through the hood from the back.

    I'm not convinced of the design and don't use the focus assist anyway so my preference would be to buy an old version from someone (hint hint). I've called Fotodiox, placed WTB ads in various forums, none to be found.
    What are your experiences with the new version?

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  2. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    Bruce, I don't have any specific knowledge of this, but slotted lens hoods have been so widely used for so long by so many lens makers that I seriously doubt they're letting light in through the slots. I mean, it would have to either bend or reflect to actually hit the lens, and it's not gonna reflect off of the full black interior of the solid part of the hood. So it would have to bend and my limited memory of high school physics is that light doesn't make a habit of bending. I'd be willing to bet it's a non-issue. But can I prove this beyond a scientific doubt? Nope...

    -Ray
     
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  3. BruPri

    BruPri SC Top Veteran

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    May 11, 2011
    Seattle, Washington USA
    Bruce J. Pritchard
    Thanks Ray, I do prefer the look of the older version but if there are none to be found, I guess I'll pop for the Swiss cheese one...