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Two lens hoods for rolleiflex tlr.....
Old 02-11-2016   #1
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Two lens hoods for rolleiflex tlr.....

.....does anyone put two on and is it possible to rotate two on together at the same time. I have just got my first model and am considering this option.
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Old 02-11-2016   #2
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Don't see how you could. Id say no.
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Why would you want to fit a lens hood on the viewing lens ?
It will not improve picture quality.
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Old 02-11-2016   #4
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Really no reason to put a hood on the viewing lens. It won't improve your photos in any way. I only use the upper bayonet to attach a Rolleipar correction lens for close-up work.
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Yes you can!

I've been doing it since 2011. and I wrote up a how to do it guide here:
http://photo.net/medium-format-photography-forum/00Yk4i

Why?

1) gives you as close an approximation as you can get on a TLR of which situations are likely to induce flare

2) give protection to the viewing lens

3) Due to #2, I no longer need the lens cap. I just keep the hoods on all the time

4) If you put a hood only on the taking lens, the camera tends to flop over inside a camera bag.

5) Because you can.
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I agree with the assertion that the viewing hood would help gauge the flare the taking lens was subject to. I've thought about this, but for some reason never gone further with it. It would also be helpful when shooting in light rain.
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It isn't necessary but does look pretty cool.
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Sometimes I put a filter on the viewing lens to remind myself that I have one on the taking lens. Otherwise, this happens.


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I keep my yellow contrast filter on the viewing lens at all times when not being actually used to take a picture
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Robert Lai View Post
I've been doing it since 2011. and I wrote up a how to do it guide here:
http://photo.net/medium-format-photography-forum/00Yk4i
That's pretty cool!
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Old 02-17-2016   #11
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"Because you can...!!" perfect answer.

Why I have I never thought of keeping my yellow filter on the viewing lens when not used on the taking lens? Perfect for quick use.
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