Lens Hood Options for Leica Summicron 35 KOB, Voigtlander 35/1.5 & Hasselblad Xpan

Lens Hood Options for Leica Summicron 35 KOB, Voigtlander 35/1.5 & Hasselblad Xpan

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Lens Hood Options for Leica Summicron 35 KOB, Voigtlander 35/1.5 & Hasselblad Xpan

As a huge fan of film photography, my passion isn’t solely tied to the cinematic vibe or aesthetic appeal of the images. It’s also because of the craftsmanship of the cameras and their accessories. Honestly, I judged the book by its cover with camera lenses. If a lens doesn’t look good, even with superb optical performance, I will rank it at the bottom of my wishlist. This constant fascination fuels my pursuit for the best equipment, pushing me beyond ordinary offerings and into a world of unique, high-quality products.

One such product that has caught my fancy is the Voigtlander Nokton 35mm f/1.5 square hood in black. The Voigtlander official lens hood on the market often left me wanting more, either due to their lackluster appearance, the LH-12 was great but it doesn’t look nice on this 35mm lens. This Voigtlander lens hood not only satisfies my desire for aesthetic appeal but also made me satisfied with the hood style of the Leica Summicron 35mm f/2 APO and Leica Q3 without owning one. Additionally, the lens itself functions excellently and its compact, versatile nature makes it a must-have for every photography lover.

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Square hood for Voigtlander Nokton 35/1.5

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Switching my gaze to another favorite, the Hasselblad Xpan – a camera that used to be relatively affordable (Review here) – I was initially disappointed by the plastic make of the 45mm hood. Despite the plastic material, the design is one of the most attractively crafted hoods I’ve seen, reminiscent of a 21mm or 24mm Summilux. However, the plastic hood was prone to scratches and damage, and finding a replacement for my 90mm and 30mm lenses was a challenging and expensive pursuit.

But here’s the good news! I’ve added to my store a third-party replacement hood for the Hasselblad Xpan. Crafted from black-anodized aluminum, this hood mirrors the style of the Xpan I version, minus the little lock featured in the Xpan II lens hood. If you’re on the hunt for a replacement hood for your Xpan, you’ll find this to be one of the best options available in the market.

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Xpan 45mm Square Hood

And that’s not all. The store now also features a third-party replacement hood for the Leica Summicron 35mm f2 pre-a version 4 (also known as the “King of Bokeh”). I remember my first ever lens was this “King of Bokeh” back in 2010, which came with a plastic hood. I’m excited to introduce a metal-made lens hood that’s perfect for users seeking a quality replacement but are not interested in the original hood. It makes it easier to not worry about having the hood scratched or cracked because of plastic. It replicates the original style in a sleek black color and fits flawlessly on your Summicron.

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Square hood for Leica Summicron 35mm f2 IV (KOB)

Whether you’re a film photography enthusiast like me, or just someone who enjoys snapping, I bet you’ve gone online for hours looking for the best “good for cost” camera accessories. Well, I’ve saved you a little time!

Here’s my shortlisted collection after hours of research and testing. They each possess quality and functionality that I appreciate, plus a nice touch of aesthetic. I know I always feel good knowing I’ve packed them in my camera bag.

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