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Old June 22nd, 2004, 11:58 AM   #1
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Questions: Lens hood mount on Optura Xi

What other accessories would you use on the Optura Xi's lens hood mount? Is this where you'd attach a bayonet or matte box?

Is it also considered 46mm like the lens screw mount?
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Old June 22nd, 2004, 08:01 PM   #2
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Michael,

I don't know if the hood mount on the XI is a standard bayonet mount or not...not really even sure if there is a standard mount period.

Anyway, below is a link to my XI with a Hama Lens Hood from B&H.
http://www.daveperry.net/xi
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Old June 27th, 2004, 08:15 PM   #3
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Per Canon's customer support, the Optura Xi's bayonet mount is a "standard" 46mm ...

Now if I could just find another accessory that mounts onto a "standard" 46mm bayonet mount, I'd be satisfied.
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Old June 27th, 2004, 08:48 PM   #4
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The only reference to 46 mm with the XI is the 46 mm filter threads on the lens.
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Old June 28th, 2004, 12:12 PM   #5
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Yeah, actually in this case, Canon hasn't been much help. I get the feeling the guys answering the questions have all the same materials and documents that we have.

Looking at the Xi, the lens thread is 46mm but, then I look at the lens hood, and it's pretty obvious it is much larger than 46mm. I'm thinking maybe 49mm. Course I could be wrong, I'm totally in the dark about bayonet mounts.

** I was trying to see if there was a way to add a lens or matte box onto the bayonet mount.

So right now, it's a moot point, since I can't confirm I can attach anything to the bayonet mount - except for the included lens hood.
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Old June 28th, 2004, 06:33 PM   #6
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Michael,

So far the only thing I can come up with is to use stuff that mounts to a 52 mm step ring or buy extra XI hoods from Canon to use as the base for your own fabrications.

I did a search on B&H last night for anything "bayonet" related and saw nothing with a 46 mm size.
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