Canon Digital Photography Forums  

Go Back   Canon Digital Photography Forums > 'Sharing Knowhow' section > Talk About Photography > General Photography Talk
Register Rules FAQ Members List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read



Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 27th of May 2009 (Wed)   #1
LowSpark420
Member
 
LowSpark420's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 264
Default How to properly put on lens hood

Just got a hood in the mail for my Canon...newbie...how do I correctly put this bad boy on?

Do ya'll take them on and off with every shoot to restore your lens with the caps on both end for protection?
LowSpark420 is offline   Reply With Quote
This ad block will go away when you log in as member
Old 27th of May 2009 (Wed)   #2
Jamie Holladay
Moderator
 
Jamie Holladay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Gadsden, Alabama, USA
Posts: 21,557
Default Re: How to properly put on lens hood

Quote:
Originally Posted by LowSpark420 View Post
Do ya'll take them on and off with every shoot to restore your lens with the caps on both end for protection?
Storage is going to depend on how you store your gear. I store mine with &/or with out, depending which bag I am using at the time and the placement there in. Most of the time though, I place the hood on backwards. But I always store with the lens cap on.
__________________
The Site The Gallery The Gear

"If you really want something done, ask a busy person." Toms wife
Nothing is more Exhilarating than combining my two passions, the speed of a shutter, the speed of a car; What a Rush! ~ me

What stands between you and greatness sits between your ears, not in your camera bag. ~ John Thawley

You know I can't spell just sound it out. ~ me
Jamie Holladay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th of May 2009 (Wed)   #3
Mark_Cohran
Cream of the Crop
 
Mark_Cohran's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Portland, Oregon
Posts: 15,545
Default Re: How to properly put on lens hood

My hoods are always stored reversed on the lens with the lens cap on.
__________________
Mark
-----
Some primes, some zooms, some Ls, some bodies and they all play nice together.
Thirty-five years of shooting and still learning.
My G&N Blog (NSFW)- My Complete Gear List - Mac-Photo Website - My Tumblr Site (NSFW)
G&N FORUM EARLY ACCESS & IMAGE POSTING RULES
Mark_Cohran is offline   Reply With Quote
This ad block will go away when you log in as member
Old 27th of May 2009 (Wed)   #4
LowSpark420
Member
 
LowSpark420's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 264
Default Re: How to properly put on lens hood

Ok, that is good to know. Now, how do I make sure it is on right? Just pop it on? Don't want to jack up my new gear...
LowSpark420 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th of May 2009 (Wed)   #5
cdutchy
Still peeing in diapers.
 
cdutchy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 99
Default Re: How to properly put on lens hood

Align the grooves up and twist it on, you'll know it's on when it's snug...don't try and overtighten (sort of like putting a lens on a body).
__________________
Canon 5D Mark III...Canon 24-105 L | 17-40 L | Canon 50 1.8 II | 430 EX II
cdutchy is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 27th of May 2009 (Wed)   #6
Duncan Frenz
Purposely evaded the TF
 
Duncan Frenz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: NE Ohio, USA
Posts: 1,553
Default Re: How to properly put on lens hood

Quote:
Originally Posted by cdutchy View Post
Align the grooves up and twist it on, you'll know it's on when it's snug...don't try and overtighten (sort of like putting a lens on a body).
There are some hoods that are squeeze type and you need to press two buttons to mount them correctly. If you don't have buttons then it is the twist on type.
__________________
- Duncan
Gear_Mor
e than I need, Less than I want
Nonconformists are all alike.
I am not an expert, but I play one on the internet.
Duncan Frenz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th of May 2009 (Wed)   #7
DeaconG
Senior Member
 
DeaconG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Port St. John, FL
Posts: 1,474
Default Re: How to properly put on lens hood

If it's a Canon hood they will have two red alignment dots-one filled and one not (red circle). IIRC, you line up the red circle with the red dot on your lens and rotate clockwise to get it on (both solid dots should line up) and the reverse to get it off.
__________________
Gripped 5D Mark II & 50D|70-200 2.8 IS L|24-105 L|17-55|10-22|28 1.8|Σ 150-500|Σ 120-300 EX DG|Σ 50 1.4 EX|Σ APO 2X TC|580EXII|various other bits and pieces
"Reality holds surprises for everyone!" King Solovar, Crisis On Infinite Earths
DeaconG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th of May 2009 (Wed)   #8
LowSpark420
Member
 
LowSpark420's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 264
Default Re: How to properly put on lens hood

Got it on and I see what you are saying about reversing for storage. Glad to have purchased this thing!
LowSpark420 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th of May 2009 (Thu)   #9
WaltA
Goldmember
 
WaltA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: White Rock, BC, Canada
Posts: 3,335
Default Re: How to properly put on lens hood

Quote:
Originally Posted by DeaconG View Post
If it's a Canon hood they will have two red alignment dots-one filled and one not (red circle). IIRC, you line up the red circle with the red dot on your lens and rotate clockwise to get it on (both solid dots should line up) and the reverse to get it off.
Yeah. I used my hoods for a couple of month before wondering "Hey, why is there a red dot on the lens hood?"
__________________
Walt
Canon Xti and 5Dc
And a bag full of stuff
WaltA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th of May 2009 (Thu)   #10
Duncan Frenz
Purposely evaded the TF
 
Duncan Frenz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: NE Ohio, USA
Posts: 1,553
Default Re: How to properly put on lens hood

Quote:
Originally Posted by DeaconG View Post
If it's a Canon hood they will have two red alignment dots-one filled and one not (red circle). IIRC, you line up the red circle with the red dot on your lens and rotate clockwise to get it on (both solid dots should line up) and the reverse to get it off.
Canon also makes the squeeze type I mentioned. All my hoods are Canon.
__________________
- Duncan
Gear_Mor
e than I need, Less than I want
Nonconformists are all alike.
I am not an expert, but I play one on the internet.
Duncan Frenz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th of May 2009 (Thu)   #11
LowSpark420
Member
 
LowSpark420's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 264
Default Re: How to properly put on lens hood

No red dot on this one, got it on though, works fine and makes the camera look that much cooler! haha
LowSpark420 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How do you properly use a wide angle lens for wedding shots to capture the story/etc? form Weddings and Other Family Events Talk 1 5th of October 2008 (Sun) 16:53
WTB: (US) KIT LENS HOOD, 50mm 1.8 LENS HOOD scis30 Classifieds: Buy 1 10th of September 2008 (Wed) 22:45
Lens not tagged properly in EXIF? (70-200 f/4L IS) kini mini Canon EF and EF-S Lenses 1 22nd of December 2007 (Sat) 18:19
for beginners: how to change lens properly! robgr85 Canon EF and EF-S Lenses 23 9th of September 2007 (Sun) 12:18
EOS 350D lens kit vs. put money towards other lens? gcams Canon EF and EF-S Lenses 21 9th of July 2005 (Sat) 10:13


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:34.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.12
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
This forum is not affiliated with Canon in any way and is run as a free user helpsite by Pekka Saarinen, Helsinki Finland. You will need to register in order to be able to post messages. Cookies are required for registering and posting. HTML in messages is not allowed, plain website addresses are automatically made active by the board.