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HB-29 hood adapter w/ ORIGINAL 80-200 ED?

ZoneV

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ZoneV Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Jan 2005
Tue 27-Apr-10 02:59 AM | edited Tue 27-Apr-10 11:42 PM by ZoneV

Anyone tried the little known aftermarket adapter for the HB-29 hood, which is designed to allow the HB-29 to mount onto the non-AF-S 80-200/2.8 D lenses...and tried it specifically with a NON-D 80-200/2.8?

The original lens has a different design than both of the newer D versions, in that the front of the lens rotates and telescopes out via a helicoid while focusing. It's hard to tell from the pictures of the adapter whether or not the adapter would inhibit the telescoping of the lens's front. I'm hoping that the adapter would fit, but I'm not very optimistic, because when I look at the lens, I can't imagine how it would fit properly. The lens has approx 1/8th inch of barrel in front of the clear plastic distance scale window. The adapter would have to seat onto that short barrel front sufficiently well, and then it would also have to allow the frontal element housing (which is inset and slightly smaller in diameter than the outer barrel) to rotate freely during focusing.

You can see pics of the lens here: http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/80-200mm-f28-af.htm

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