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Is there a shorter lens hood for the 100 IS macro?

 
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Jul 29, 2012 07:23 |  #1

Hi, I love this lens, but I feel that the lens hood is a little too long. I am sure it is effective this way, but with the hood attached the whole setup is just a little bit too long for my holster bag.

Is there a shorter lens hood that I can use on this lens?

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Howard


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Jul 29, 2012 07:44 |  #2

Hoods are built to length according to the focal length of the lens, so you probably won't find a shorter hood unless you can find one with the same thread diameter designed for a shorter lens.

You could also just buy a generic hood and cut it down with a dremel or something. Probably won't look that great though


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Jul 29, 2012 08:35 |  #3
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Jul 29, 2012 08:50 |  #4

I presume the reason to be better access to the cap.
You can make a recessed area on each side with a one dowel and sandpaper.
Not really pretty, but, makes life easy.




  
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Jul 29, 2012 09:08 |  #5

Skul wrote in post #14785294 (external link)
I presume the reason to be better access to the cap.
You can make a recessed area on each side with a one dowel and sandpaper.
Not really pretty, but, makes life easy.

This is why i reckon the Tamron style of lens cap makes so much more sense:

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Jul 29, 2012 09:09 |  #6

Note this little part in the original post: "the whole setup is just a little bit too long for my holster bag".

So we are talking about total length of camera+lens+hood - not access to lens cap.


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Jul 29, 2012 09:45 |  #7

The ET-67B fits mine just fine.




  
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Jul 29, 2012 10:58 |  #8

nightcat wrote in post #14785441 (external link)
The ET-67B fits mine just fine.

I'm thinking that just fits the non-IS version, and wouldn't work.
He needs a replacement for the ET-73, or a hacksaw.:lol:




  
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Jul 29, 2012 12:44 |  #9

The lens hood for the 70-300L is called an ET-73B - presumably has the same mount as the ET-73, but is a bit shorter to allow the 70mm FL without vignetting.

You could also look at the EW-73B (or EW-73II knock-off), which is a petal style hood - I have no idea whether it would mount "right" on the 100L Macro, though.

How much you want to reduce the size of the hood? By 50%? or just a little?

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Jul 29, 2012 13:29 |  #10

howiewu wrote in post #14785112 (external link)
Hi, I love this lens, but I feel that the lens hood is a little too long. I am sure it is effective this way, but with the hood attached the whole setup is just a little bit too long for my holster bag.

Is there a shorter lens hood that I can use on this lens?

Thanks,
Howard

Can't you reverse the hood on the lens?


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Jul 29, 2012 14:06 |  #11

Hi, thanks for the replies, here's some clarification:

My primary concern is that the dedicated lens hood is a bit too long for the whole setup to fit in my holster bag. Secondly, it is a little awkward to access the lens cap as well.

I understand, most Canon lenses have dedicated lens hoods and you cannot easily change them (lens front element diameters vary). However, in some cases this is possible, for example, the lens hood for my 17-40 fits perfectly on my 24-105 lens.

(The reverse is true, but you wouldn't want to use the 24-105 hood on the 17-40 lens, as that will cause severe vignetting at the wide end).

So I was wondering if, just happens, one of other Canon lens hoods would fit this lens (and it is shorter too).


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Jul 29, 2012 17:26 |  #12

A little more info:
The dedicated lens hood for the 100mm IS Macro is (which is what I have):
Canon ET-73 Lens Hood for Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS Lens

I wonder if either of the following ones will work:
Canon ET-74 Lens Hood for EF 70-200mm f/4L Lens
Canon ET-73B Circular Lens Hood For Canon L Series 70-300 IS L USM Lens

These two lenses that the two hoods are intended for also have a front element diameter of 67mm. I understand, however, that even for lenses with the same diameter, the "flange" where the lens hood is mated may be different. These two other lenses being a little wider than the 100L, the hoods shouldn't cause any vignetting, I suppose.

Can anyone with the above lenses try it out? Thanks in advance!


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Jul 29, 2012 23:45 |  #13

I had the 100m macro glued to my camera body for almost a year.
While not the ideal length for your holster, the hood is a really useful tool to help steady your shots. I found I rest it on my hand, arm, fences walls etc ...it is really useful as the 1:1 focal length comes into focus at an ideal length from where the hood rests on whatever you prop it on to help steady a shot. Keep it around for a bit you might just decide you like it after all.

Sometimes I prop my fingertips on a surface like a pool shot and then rest the hood on my thumb or wrist and just move the lens closer or further like a slide rail, or elbow on knee hood on thumb
or rest it on my forearm and apply the same technique of sliding it a tiny amount closer working with such a narrow dof makes this a great method of steadying while maintaining focus.


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Jul 30, 2012 08:25 |  #14

Does anyone have the hood (EW-73B) for the 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS EF-S or 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens and the 100L macro?

Could you tell me if this hood fits the 100L macro?

I understand this hood will not be effective for the 100L, but it is shorter and fits my purpose.

Also to clarify -- I intend to use the hood, not just to reverse and store it.


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Jul 30, 2012 08:35 |  #15

Your best solution, by far, would be to simply trim the length of the proper hood. That way, you know for sure that it fits and has the correct geometry.

An Exacto razor saw (external link) (also available from any hobby shop and most good hardware stores) would be the ideal tool for this task. There are a number of ways of marking exactly where you want to make the cut.


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