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    collapsible lens shades

    I have been looking around for collapsible lens shades that screw in. It seems there are plenty for smaller formats. Are there any made particularly for large formats (I have not found any)? Specifically I am looking for ones more suitable for 8 x 10 lenses 8 to 24 inches. I had tried to find the types Michael A. Smith uses (three screw adapter and series 9 shades), with no luck. I am having SK Grimes' shop make a 3 screw adapter (for my screwless lenses) that will take my 67mm filters and, for now, some metal lens shades I have. The ones Michael has are great but it seems they are no longer made.

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Mar 1998

    collapsible lens shades

    try the Lee Filters format kit.

  3. #3

    collapsible lens shades

    Another tip would be to contact a motion picture supply house and look at the Tiffen range of attachments. The front section of many MP zooms would rival the diameter of an 8x10 lens.

  4. #4

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    Jun 2000

    collapsible lens shades

    I use the Hasselblad collapsible lens shades for LF with adapter...

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    collapsible lens shades

    Like dan n, I use a shade for medium format cameras which are great. I use the RB/RZ G-2 Bellows Hood which has a 77mm mounting ring.I purchase step up/down adapters for lenses that use modern filter threading. I use it on my Rodenstock lenses: 150mm, 210mm, 250 Imagon, and 300mm. On my Kodak Ektars and Wollensak lenses I have adapter rings made by SK Grimes to step up or down because the threading on these older lenses is different. I like the rack and pinion adjustment of this shade and you never have to take it off to make lens adjustments, unlike the compendium lens shades.

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    collapsible lens shades

    I use the Lee kit. Its great, just a bit pricey.

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Apr 2000

    collapsible lens shades

    I have my lenses standardised on 67 mm with step-up rings. Collapsable rubber shades are readily available in "The Camera Store" here in Calgary. Made by HOYA. I don't know what the largest size is, but you can contact Julian at:

  8. #8

    Join Date
    Sep 1998
    Buford, GA

    collapsible lens shades

    Heliopan makes rubber hoods up to 105mm

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    collapsible lens shades

    They are still made, Phil. You can get them at Harrison and Harrison--they make them and the prices are reasonable. Or you can get them at Tiffen. If you call Tiffen, ask for the Motion Picture division. The still photography division will tell you they are no longer made.

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    collapsible lens shades

    As others have said, I think you will find the Lee system might address your needs. I use it and it works well.

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