Putting a hood on 40mm pancake?
You guys are taking the beauty out of this baby
What's the real amount of protection you get with this anyway? Think of the amount of ways the lens could actually be impacted and saved by a 8mm lip that protrudes less than the actual distance from the glass to where the hood starts... I mean, you'd have to hit literally hit a surface exactly head on and even then, is it really any more protected than it is without the hood?
And what light source is it going to protect from flare? A laser thin strip of light coming in from almost perpendicular to the lens surface?
Id be interested to see if something so seemingly insignificant really makes a difference. A before and after shot would be awesome...