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Loose Lens Hood Fix (Cheap!)

 
Martin ­ Dixon
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Jun 08, 2015 08:47 |  #1

Canon hoods mostly have a couple of springy plastic clips thet click the good firmly on to the lens. These do wear. I discovered that you can buy cheap reproductions of Canon hoods (doesn't need to be the same lens hood, I chose a wide angle one for cheapness) on ebay from china for £2 or less (!) Take care that the hood has the spring clips before ordering.

The clips can be farly easily removed and replaced - carefull use of a small flat screwdriver. The reproductions I got were a bit larger (see bottom left on 2nd photo) and make the hood rather too tightly attached, but a small amount of work with a fine file made them just perfect :)


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Background:

My fairly old 70-200 f/2.8 hood occasionally accidentally rotated, giving unlepful vignettes. Because the hood really has to be reverse fitted to get in my bag, it does get a lot of wear and had become a bit loose.

I tried to find replacement clips on the internet but found nothing. Luckily I had an a second hand lens with a 3rd party hood. I tried one of the clips and - instant success! So I ordered another 3rd party hood :)

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Jun 10, 2015 04:33 |  #2

that gives me an idea, thanks! I have the other problem...

my OEM hood split, so I bought a knock-off, which is a lot looser than the original (so much so that it fell of a couple of weeks back unnoticed and I had to retrace my steps on a soccer-field to retrieve it)

I still have the OEM one squirrelled away, and will see if the OEM clips fit the knock-off better/tighter.


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Jun 10, 2015 05:09 as a reply to  @ joeseph's post |  #3

Good luck! - Though I suspect the OEM clips are smaller. Possibly you could fashion new, bigger ones from some springy plastic.


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Jun 10, 2015 05:27 |  #4

This is what i did not to long ago, worked fantastic on my 24-105.
i had considered trying to make them, but i think the only easy way would be with a 3d printer?




  
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Jun 12, 2015 09:37 |  #5

Thanks!


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