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    Posted: 12 October 2021 at 07:52
Lens hood for Minolta AF 100-400mm F4.5-6.7 APO.

I bought this lens about five years ago to shoot mountain bike racing. Up to now, I've been using a collapsible rubber lens hood which is frankly, a PITA. I'd really like a genuine one.

Can anyone help?

Note: the other day I had a brain wave and took the lens hood off my Sony AF FE 70-200 f4 G and tentatively tried attaching it to the 100-400: it FITTED!

Way better than the rubber hood but I'd still like a genuine hood for it.

Impossible to get one here in New Zealand. eBay doesn't show one. Any ideas?
 



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https://www.ebay.com/itm/303956204466

$94 +p&p from Japan - ouch.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Idleidolidyll Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 October 2021 at 00:30
Originally posted by Phil Wood Phil Wood wrote:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/303956204466

$94 +p&p from Japan - ouch.


I know!
That's why I'm happy the hood off my 70-210 fits; it locks on just like the std one but looks odd as it's white and the lens is black.
I'll use that one until/unless a std one turns up for a fair price
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Rub the hood down with a bit of wet and dry and spray it satin black . Sorted .

That's why I never buy a lens without the original hood .
Especially ones where you never see the hoods being sold separately , or third party copies being sold .

Not having the correct hood for the lens would do my head in !

I recently bought a Sony 135mm STF lens and had to buy the hood separately , but only after I did a search for the replacement .
I've bought one with a combined price of less than complete units , though after a month and half I'm still waiting for it to be delivered from Australia , as yet it's still not left the country .


Edited by neilt3 - 15 October 2021 at 01:29
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If I painted it, it would look weird on my white Sony 70-200!

I guess it's no big deal and, given the hood came off the 70-200; it would be optimised to not vignette 70mm. I think it will work fine (haven't shot with it yet).

I gues it's OK having 1 hood for 2 lenses and that I should just "Suck it up buttercup!" Because, at NZ$135 Plus Postage for a black genuine hood, this freebie is a damn good option!

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Minolta AF APO 100-400mm lens with lens hood from Sony FE 4/70-200 G OSS lens. by Michael J Breen, on Flickr[/IMG]
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Post Options Post Options   Quote neilt3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 October 2021 at 10:39
Originally posted by Idleidolidyll Idleidolidyll wrote:

If I painted it, it would look weird on my white Sony 70-200!



Well your 70-200 doesn't need it , does it ?
https://www.dyxum.com/dforum/fe-70200-f4g-broken-help_topic140290.html

Might as well paint it !
And with your insurance payout , it's a free hood .
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Today I sent the 70-200 off for repairs and no, that lens is not covered by insurance.
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Get a bit of black neoprene and make a slip on cover for it like the lens covers you can buy , and slip it on when you want to use the Minolta discreetly .
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Or get a white lens cover made for the Minolta and then it'll match the hood!
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