Lens Hoods (Shades) for Pentacon Six Lenses
Numerous 80mm lenses are available in the Pentacon Six mount, as detailed elsewhere on this website.
Here are illustrations of the lens hoods supplied by the manufacturers
for the Carl Zeiss Jena Biometar and the Schneider Kreuznach 80mm lenses.
The lens hood for the 80mm Biometar (right) is seldom seen.
Here is an alternative angle that shows the shape of the lens hood more clearly:
|80mm lenses for the Exakta 66
All the 80mm lenses supplied for the Exakta 66 have the same 67mm filter thread and on the outside of the lens an outer bayonet mount for the shade, which therefore fits all of them.
Arsenal usually supplied a collapsible rubber lens hood in the outfit
case with its Kiev 60 and Kiev 88 cameras. Like most rubber products,
this becomes somewhat brittle after a couple of decades.
Two 120mm lenses are available in the Pentacon Six mount:
To the right: the 120mm Biometar with the somewhat rare Carl Zeiss Jena
lens hood (and a UV filter) mounted.
|This lens appears generally to be supplied without the lens hood.
I don’t know if this reflects the fact that amateurs often under-estimate
the value of lens hoods, and perhaps fail to use theirs, thereafter forgetting
to offer it (or even failing to find it!) when they offer their lenses
This square lens hood can be rotated once it has been screwed fully home onto the lens or onto an attached filter, in order to be aligned with the edges of the frame.
Three 150mm lenses are available in the Pentacon Six mount:
The hood that I received when I bought this lens new in 2001 was in fact the same as the hood that Schneider-Kreuznach supplied with the 80mm lenses, and is even labelled “80”! However, unless one were shooting almost into a light source, the shading provided by this hood would be more than sufficient.
However, a lens hood specific to this lens was produced, and I illustrate it below.
|Left: the 150mm Tele-Xenar with the 80mm lens hood that was supplied
with it new in 2001.
Kevin Ing has written to tell me, “Bronica SQ lens hoods were exactly
the same as the Schneider lens hoods and work perfectly fine on the Schneider
lenses... except that they have “Bronica” stenciled on them. =)”
Here is the 150mm Kaleinar-3B lens with Arsenal UV filter fitted, and the lens hood beside it.
Kaleinar with filter and hood fitted.
The Kaleinar lens shade can be stored on the back of the lens, which then still fits into the standard case. The design is such that no rubbing between the shade and the lens barrel seems to occur.
Here is the 150mm Hartblei version of the 150mm Arsenal Kaleinar lens with its clip-on front cap, the Arsenal lens hood and a soft case of the style in which Arsenal lenses, at least, have been supplied since early in the 21st century.
The 180mm Sonnar was normally supplied with the
lens hood shown here:
Lens with hood and (non-original) lens cap.
Filter and shade mounted on lens.
Because the non East German UV filter does not have the same external diameter as the lens, the manufacturer’s lens cap would fall off. Hence the use of a clip-on lens cap from another manufacturer.
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