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Old 01-21-2010, 09:54 PM
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Help finding accessories for an old Canon AE-1

Please pardon my ignorance, but my daughter is taking a film photography class in college and is using an old Canon AE-1 with 50mm 1:18 lens. The instructor requires a lens hood, and I'm trying to find something online to purchase. Only question is - will the lens hoods sold for today's same-size Canon lenses work with the old AE-1 lens?

Any ideas? All help very much appreciated!
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Old 01-21-2010, 10:01 PM
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Re: Help finding accessories for an old Canon AE-1

Sky Roadster, welcome to RetouchPro. If you do not receive a reply in this forum, you are very likely to find one here where there is a lot of Canon knowledge.
http://photography-on-the.net/forum/
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Old 01-21-2010, 10:03 PM
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Sky Roadster, welcome to RetouchPro. If you do not receive a reply in this forum, you are very likely to find one here where there is a lot of Canon knowledge.
http://photography-on-the.net/forum/
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Thanks so much! I will check it out.
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Old 01-22-2010, 11:26 AM
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Re: Help finding accessories for an old Canon AE-1

AE1's are kind of old and not worth too much. If I could not find a hood quickly and cheaply, I would make one.

Roll a piece of cardboard into a tube of the right size and tape it onto the lens. Its that easy.
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Old 01-22-2010, 09:14 PM
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Re: Help finding accessories for an old Canon AE-1

you could always try ebay. and i find it a bit odd that the instructor is requiring one, but ok. and like mike said, these are very easy to make. you might also check out the canon site and see if they have any old archived items or data. a bit of a longshot but might turn up something. you could also try canon technical support or customer services. but, my personal preference would be to go to the local photographic shop, especially a mom and pop operation and see what they can do for you. they might even be able to match up something newer with your older rig.
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Old 01-22-2010, 10:38 PM
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and i find it a bit odd that the instructor is requiring one, but ok.
But what would you expect from someone who is teaching with film?
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Old 01-22-2010, 11:20 PM
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Re: Help finding accessories for an old Canon AE-1

Only two things really matter for lens hoods, the mount diameter and how wide the hood flares out (only important for wide-angle lenses). The mount diameter is called the "filter size" and is written on the lens (usually 49-52 mm for "normal" lenses, bigger for zooms, etc.). After that it's all up to personal taste (collapsable rubber vs. stiff metal, etc.). Brand, etc., is irrelevant (particularly since everyone loses their first few lens hoods, for this reason avoid the "clip-on" styles). Get one that the lens cap and other filters still fits on (most of them are like this, it has threads on the outside the same diameter as on the inside).
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Old 01-24-2010, 12:25 AM
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But what would you expect from someone who is teaching with film?
hehe, i dont know. i did always use one with my 35mm, except for macro work, but i would hardly call it a critical, must have item. just seemed a little picky to me that it would be required for a retro class.
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The 50mm f1.8 FD lens has a 52mm diameter filter thread size, so try this:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...B37E7BRZS562NV

A wild guess based on the camera used but is she taking classes at OCC? If so, check out the Used Camera Store in Costa Mesa.
# Used Camera Store ·
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