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Minolta AF 100/2.8 1:1 Macro Lens Hood

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    Posted: 03 June 2019 at 12:44
Ahoy there!

I've just bagged the lens mentioned but the hood isn't supplied. An OEM model is no doubt double expensive but I've found a generic JJC-LH007 version on an auction site (Item: 131948972167) which also fits the Sony/Minolta 75-300 and Sony AF 100/2.8 Macro.

The OEM Sony hood would likely also be expensive, so my question is whether anyone has bought this brand and hood type for their lens and if so, what's your opinion of it?
 



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I have one of those JJC hoods on my MAF 100mm f2.8 D macro. It does the job nicely. However, I don't think it will fit the original MAF 100mm macro. I suspect it will fit the RS version. The 100mm macros do share hood designs with contemporary 75-300s but they also changed.
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Had a chance to check - it seems that the 100 RS uses the same hood as the original. See this thread, follow the thread there are a number of posts about the hoods. It was advice there that led me to the JJC.

The hood mount is the same so the JJC should fit the original 100mm, the problem is using earlier hoods on the slightly wider MAF 100 D / Sony (they fit for use, but do not fit reversed). As the hood is wider to accommodate the D lenses it won't be such a neat fit reversed on an original 100mm.

One of the Minolta hoods is prone to cracking (IIRC it was the earlier one, I may well be wrong) - the JJC is made of less brittle plastic. Sadly I am away from home at present so I can't check my 75-300mm hoods - one of which is indeed cracked. This might explain why so many lenses are on ebay without hoods!

The JJC is a great, functional replacement hood, I am very happy with it. It is a little sharp on the rim edge compared to the equivalent MAF 75-300D hood, but nothing to worry about. As a bit of a collector I'd still like an authentic hood, but I'd leave it at home and use the JJC when shooting.


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Ahoy there!

Thanks for your responses, recommendations, suggestions and feedback.

It was a coin flip for the JJC-LH007 or the OEM hood for the Min 75-300 and I opted for the JJC version. If my peanut sized bit of grey matter remembers to remind me, I'll let you know what happens when I finally get both lens and hood from Japan and HK respectively.

Is £910.00 for a cased complete 400/4.5 APO HS G a good price or have optics prices fluctuated much over the past couple of years as I've been somewhat 'off grid' for a while?
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I believe I paid (US) $1700 for a very clean copy without the case about three years ago. I think the average price at the time was $2000. Prices might fall more but it sounds good to me.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Phil Wood Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 June 2019 at 22:17
Originally posted by Pirate Pirate wrote:


Is £910.00 for a cased complete 400/4.5 APO HS G a good price or have optics prices fluctuated much over the past couple of years as I've been somewhat 'off grid' for a while?


A lot depends on condition, but £910 seems a decent price for a nice copy. KEH in the US have one for $1000 (£780ish) - cased but tatty, add 30% to cover VAT, duty and charges and £910 for a clean copy seems a bargain. A-mount prices are on the down, but rarer items seem be be holding up better than the more plentiful.

If you want one it might be a while before another one comes along . . .
 



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