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Jun 03, 2008 03:11 |  #1

I'm thinking of getting a new lens hood for my 24-70L, and noticed they are really expensive (nearly $60 plus shipping).

I found some "OEM" hoods on ebay for $10 plus shipping and they look identical, except for the test on the outside.

Has anybody bought any of these, and how do they compare to the originals?
(plastic quality, black velvety lining, etc)


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Jun 03, 2008 06:02 |  #2

i bought a hood from ebay and i don't think I would buy another one...the plastic that they use is very cheap and there is no lining in the inside....they feel like that if you squeezed it, it would break


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Jun 03, 2008 06:06 |  #3

Whats OEM mean?


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Jun 03, 2008 06:07 |  #4

Original equipment manufacturer

Means its made by Canon rather than a generic eBay style hood


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Jun 03, 2008 06:08 |  #5

Stoosh wrote in post #5648727external link
Original equipment manufacturer

Means its made by Canon rather than a generic eBay style hood

Thanks but then why does the OP refer to the fakes as OEM?


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Jun 03, 2008 06:31 |  #6

Stoosh wrote in post #5648727external link
Original equipment manufacturer

Means its made by Canon rather than a generic eBay style hood

I think it's actually the opposite - not made by Canon, hence the cheaper cost!


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Jun 03, 2008 06:52 |  #7

Err as far as I know OEM= Original Equipment Manufacturer


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Jun 03, 2008 06:53 |  #8

From Wikipedia.....

Original equipment manufacturer, or OEM, is an ambiguous and abstruse phrase that refers to containment-based re-branding, where a company uses a component of another company in its product, or sells the product of another company under its own brand. OEM refers to the company that originally manufactured the product. e.g: a factory Minhas Gloves Industries produces boxing gloves for its customer named Everlast, with specific design and labels, and Everlast company distributes those products under as its own (brand named) products.


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Jun 03, 2008 06:55 as a reply to dpds68's post |  #9

For as long as I have been in Engineering OEM= Original Equipment Manufacture and we do a lot of service parts for automotive and have to tag them as OEM.... and we were the original... I think that others can manufacture an OEM if they manufacture to orginal specs... This could just mean dimensions so it could be a different plastic.

Maybe he found some Test OEM canons rather then the cheap ones that are readily avaliable.


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Jun 03, 2008 07:03 |  #10

I've heard varying reports about the 3rd party lens hoods. Some people seem quite happy with them and they certainly are cheaper. Others complain about the quality of the materials and the fit. My personal opinion is that whenever possible I'll use the OEM (ie Canon in this case) lens hood. I know the price is ridiculously high for what it is, but it's likely to last for years and I'd rather have something that was designed for a specific lens and pretty much guaranteeed to fit.

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Jun 03, 2008 07:13 |  #11

drisley wrote in post #5648356external link
I'm thinking of getting a new lens hood for my 24-70L, and noticed they are really expensive (nearly $60 plus shipping).

I found some "OEM" hoods on ebay for $10 plus shipping and they look identical, except for the test on the outside.

Has anybody bought any of these, and how do they compare to the originals?
(plastic quality, black velvety lining, etc)

I've used the cheap ebay hoods. I didn't have any problems with them. They were not felt lined like the Canon ones but I wouldn't pay Canon prices for something that they should really have supplied with the (sometimes expensive) lens.


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Jun 03, 2008 07:40 |  #12

yankees3791 wrote in post #5648711external link
i bought a hood from ebay and i don't think I would buy another one...the plastic that they use is very cheap and there is no lining in the inside....they feel like that if you squeezed it, it would break

guess you never felt the 100-400 hood. yea it feels like a 50cent piece of crap that would snap in half if you sneeze on it to hard


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Jun 03, 2008 07:56 |  #13

It's just a hood. And it's usually the first part that gets banged up and scratched. I would have no problems using a knock-off hood - especially if it was much cheaper than a branded version. It's not a complicated item - it's essentially just molded plastic - and I would consider them expendable.




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Jun 03, 2008 07:59 |  #14

I bought one for my 17-85, and it was so loose and flimsy that it probably offered no kind of physical protection. Canon made ones are sturdier but not by much!


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Jun 03, 2008 09:06 |  #15

In my FD days I loved rubber collapsible hoods. I haven't had as much joy with EF lenses, at least zooms. I did try a 77mm rubber hood on the 24-70, but since it attaches to the part that zooms in and out, you lose one of the great things about that lens - the fact that the lens hood is always the perfect length for the focal length used.

I believe there are knock-offs out there that fit the Canon bayonet fitting, but they're quite generic if anything.

I'd suck it up and get the real thing, at least for this lens. It's funny like that.


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