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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?

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LowSpark420 wrote in post #8000012external link
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.

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My hoods are always stored reversed on the lens with the lens cap on.

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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...

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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).

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cdutchy wrote in post #8000356external link
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.

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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.

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Got it on and I see what you are saying about reversing for storage. Glad to have purchased this thing!

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DeaconG wrote in post #8000450external link
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?"

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DeaconG wrote in post #8000450external link
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.

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No red dot on this one, got it on though, works fine and makes the camera look that much cooler! :) haha

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