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May 26, 2016 11:16 |  #1

I really hate how the lens hoods will get kind of dryish to put on and I try to maintain my lenses with great care and dislike how the plastic on the lens will get scratched up from putting hood on/off. Most my primes I leave the lens hoods in the "ON" position and never take them off same with the zooms but sometimes you just gotta remove them for certain bags.

I notice my wifes 17-50 is showing this and she removes hers a bit more than I do... Is there anything like some kind of dry lens safe lubricant or something you can apply to this so it doesn't make any marks?

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May 26, 2016 11:18 |  #2

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May 26, 2016 11:19 |  #3

could maybe get some of this
http://www.homedepot.c​om …-Lubricant-8-GS/202597501 (external link)
spray a tiny bit on a towel and rub it on the bayonet of the lens hood to give a very thin film


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May 26, 2016 11:24 |  #4

I don't feel confortable just putting oil product on my lens with the possiblity of it melting into the glass of some sort. Didn't know if there was anything made for this or not.


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May 26, 2016 11:30 as a reply to  @ Talley's post |  #5

stop sweating your new lens and just use it :-P


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May 26, 2016 11:39 |  #6

Charlie wrote in post #18019839 (external link)
stop sweating your new lens and just use it :-P

ssshhh... btw I use a rubber band on the big whites where the hoods go to prevent chiping. Works good. Did that w/ the 300L and my buddy does it with his 400


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May 26, 2016 11:54 |  #7

This might sound odd, but I once read somewhere to use the oil from your skin. Rub an oily area with your finger (nose?) and apply it to the hood and hood area on the lens. I've done this a couple times. Works a treat.




  
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May 26, 2016 12:19 as a reply to  @ davinci953's post |  #8

odd yes...

but as an electrician we were taught to do this with the screw in light bulbs that it provides just enough film so it can be removed later... although I doubt it was ever true it's one of those old tricks them old timers would teach me lol


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May 26, 2016 12:43 |  #9

I just rub a candle gently around the bayonet fitting on the hood,works well.


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May 26, 2016 12:51 |  #10

crofter wrote in post #18019909 (external link)
I just rub a candle gently around the bayonet fitting on the hood,works well.


which is similar to the beeswax suggestion, in this case more likely paraffin based.
If this was something I was interested in, I'd likely go this route.

One other option, is "Armor all" not so much a lubricant but a protective coating that is unharmful for most any rubber/plastic parts.


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May 26, 2016 12:56 |  #11

Talley wrote in post #18019848 (external link)
ssshhh... btw I use a rubber band on the big whites where the hoods go to prevent chiping. Works good. Did that w/ the 300L and my buddy does it with his 400

what is this rubber band trick you speak of? I have a big black that may need some useage


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May 26, 2016 13:09 |  #12

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what is this rubber band trick you speak of? I have a big black that may need some useage

kinda like this but this one is a tad fatter. just gives something for the screw down to rest on rubber instead of metal to body contact. Doesn't help around the edges where most of the wear occurs anyway.

This 200L hood is very hard to put on/off compared to the other big whites I've used.... very hard.


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May 26, 2016 14:49 |  #13

davinci953 wrote in post #18019858 (external link)
This might sound odd, but I once read somewhere to use the oil from your skin. Rub an oily area with your finger (nose?) and apply it to the hood and hood area on the lens. I've done this a couple times. Works a treat.

Yep, nose grease. I've been using it for 40+ years. Works great, its always with you, and its free! Just make sure you rub that finger on the OUTSIDE of your nose! :)


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May 26, 2016 19:36 as a reply to  @ Bassat's post |  #14

Also good for reducing the head on a beer :-D


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May 26, 2016 20:30 |  #15

MatthewK wrote in post #18020234 (external link)
Also good for reducing the head on a beer :-D

I won't be wasting the stuff on protecting my lenses. Got to keep the priorities straight here.


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