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David H. Hartman

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Re: Nikkor Z 40mm f/2
« Reply #30 on: September 17, 2021, 04:00:54 »
There doesn’t seem to be an official hood, but maybe one will surface soon.

If the filter size if 52mm I'd put a Nikon HN-3 hood on it and if a cap is desired a Tupperware #G tumbler cap works. That cap was once recommended by the Nikon school for many Nikon lens hoods of the '70s and '80s.  :)

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I like the screw in HN-3 hood. The HS-XX hoods with the single plastic slider work quite well. Back in the day he hoods with two chrome buttons always popped off and the hood would roll down the sidewalk when an attractive woman was near by. These days the don't bother.

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Re: Nikkor Z 40mm f/2
« Reply #31 on: September 17, 2021, 04:12:54 »
There doesn’t seem to be an official hood, but maybe one will surface soon.

Keep an eye on the JJC website, I'm sure they will produce one sooner than later. I have the JJC  ones for the 16-50  and the 50-250, both are very good and a fraction of the cost of the OEM ones.

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Re: Nikkor Z 40mm f/2
« Reply #32 on: September 17, 2021, 04:50:29 »
On the subject of Z hoods, is there a really good reason why the hood for the 50mm 1.8 S is petal shaped?

 I hate the reversible plastic hoods with a passion, and try to replace them with a screw-in metal one when I can. Plenty of alternative round hoods available for the 50mm lens, but will there be any disadvantage to not being petal?

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Re: Nikkor Z 40mm f/2
« Reply #33 on: September 17, 2021, 06:05:19 »
...but will there be any disadvantage to not being petal?

The petal hoods keep more stray light out of the lens. They will keep light from entering the lens that will not be a part of the image. Off the top of my head the shorter the lens the more important the petal design becomes. Also the more prone to internal flare the lens is the more important the petal design is. Am I right here or am I talking trash?

I'm going to boldly say, "Screw the petal hood on a 50mm lens!"  8)

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Re: Nikkor Z 40mm f/2
« Reply #34 on: September 17, 2021, 07:38:09 »
I hate the reversible plastic hoods with a passion...

If it helps maybe don't reverse the reversible hoods. I don't reverse the hoods on my AF-S G Nikkors.  :)

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Re: Nikkor Z 40mm f/2
« Reply #35 on: September 17, 2021, 09:51:38 »
I like the plastic bayonet hoods and use them as added protection when the lens is in the bag. Sometimes the velcro-attached compartment walls fail and it's good to have extra bounce surface. So yes, I reverse the hoods systematically and with a purpose in mind. I dislike screw-on hoods as I always feel one of these days I will break the threads. I only have two such hoods, for lenses that are pretty ancient. ;-)

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Re: Nikkor Z 40mm f/2
« Reply #36 on: October 14, 2021, 23:18:49 »
Seems the new lens started shipping! I was notified last night (B&H) to receive my sample tomorrow.
Will be interesting to compare to the Z 50mm and 35mm lenses.
Well, it's not "my" lens it's for my son's Z50  ;D
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Re: Nikkor Z 40mm f/2
« Reply #37 on: October 16, 2021, 22:51:45 »
The usual unpacking
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