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May 25, 2011 18:27 |  #1

Hello, I just purchased a used EW-83e lens hood for my Canon 10-22mm lens... I was wondering how do I make sure if it's authentic and not a generic one? I've seen original ones and there is a red dot underneath what says, "Canon EW-83E CANON INC. MADE IN JAPAN". Is there any other thing I should know? Does it have a specific texture on the inside? Any input would be appreciated! Thanks.


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May 25, 2011 18:29 |  #2

who cares? it is a lens hood.


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May 25, 2011 18:30 |  #3

It should have felt inside, like the other Canon lens hoods...other than that, I wouldn't know what to tell you. What makes you wonder about its authenticity?


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May 25, 2011 18:43 |  #4

Aperture1.4 wrote in post #12478994 (external link)
who cares? it is a lens hood.

Ummm, I care? That's why I'm posting this...


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May 25, 2011 18:44 |  #5

Snydremark wrote in post #12479012 (external link)
It should have felt inside, like the other Canon lens hoods...other than that, I wouldn't know what to tell you. What makes you wonder about its authenticity?

Ok, I'll check for that, thanks. I'm buying this in a foreign country where there are a lot of fakes going around that's why I'm a bit skeptical.


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May 25, 2011 18:49 |  #6

arch.cm wrote in post #12479071 (external link)
Ummm, I care? That's why I'm posting this...

But why? It is something that shades your lens and prevents from smashing the front element. A knock off can do that just as well as the real deal.


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May 25, 2011 18:54 |  #7

Aperture1.4 wrote in post #12479105 (external link)
But why? It is something that shades your lens and prevents from smashing the front element. A knock off can do that just as well as the real deal.

There's a price difference from buying a generic one and an original one... why am I gonna pay more for a generic one (in the case that it ends up being a generic, but offered as an original)? Plus, I've heard that generic ones sometimes fit a little loose...depending on which...

If not might as well just tape some cardboard around then lens and it will get the job done as well..


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May 25, 2011 19:00 |  #8

arch.cm wrote in post #12479121 (external link)
There's a price difference from buying a generic one and an original one... why am I gonna pay more for a generic one (in the case that it ends up being a generic, but offered as an original)? Plus, I've heard that generic ones sometimes fit a little loose...depending on which...

If not might as well just tape some cardboard around then lens and it will get the job done as well..

then do the cardboard, save the money.


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May 25, 2011 19:11 as a reply to  @ Aperture1.4's post |  #9

It's easy to tell if it's authentic. Did it cost you a lot more than you thought possible? If yes, it's the real deal.




  
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May 25, 2011 19:48 |  #10

If it's a bayonet mount, usually the how easy it goes on is an indicator. I've had a few generics that were really tight to twist on and then didn't lock properly.


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May 25, 2011 20:06 |  #11

arch.cm wrote in post #12478982 (external link)
Hello, I just purchased a used EW-83e lens hood for my Canon 10-22mm lens... I was wondering how do I make sure if it's authentic and not a generic one? I've seen original ones and there is a red dot underneath what says, "Canon EW-83E CANON INC. MADE IN JAPAN". Is there any other thing I should know? Does it have a specific texture on the inside? Any input would be appreciated! Thanks.


i just got to say sorry, that some people here are very quick to be smart alecs. some are actually helpful and are just being funny and some not so much.

but back to your question. the ones i have has Canon (model) CANON INC. MADE IN JAPAN near the bottom close to where it attaches to the lens. and in very good print. most of the off brand i've seen have just a cheap looking white print thats just has the model print and no Canon logo. some do say made for Canon. and the black flocking or felt feeling substance in the inner part of the hood is part of the authentic Canon hood. most third party are just matte finish and some even a bit of a sheen on the inner part of the hood. good luck.


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May 25, 2011 21:51 |  #12

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i just got to say sorry, that some people here are very quick to be smart alecs. some are actually helpful and are just being funny and some not so much.

but back to your question. the ones i have has Canon (model) CANON INC. MADE IN JAPAN near the bottom close to where it attaches to the lens. and in very good print. most of the off brand i've seen have just a cheap looking white print thats just has the model print and no Canon logo. some do say made for Canon. and the black flocking or felt feeling substance in the inner part of the hood is part of the authentic Canon hood. most third party are just matte finish and some even a bit of a sheen on the inner part of the hood. good luck.

Thanks, your answer was very helpful! And I know what you mean with some people being, "smart alecs"... I mean, why do they even bother answering if their response is not one bit constructive? I guess they must be bored :)


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May 25, 2011 23:21 |  #13

From my observation, most fake ones I've seen says "for Canon" on the label rather just "Canon" :)


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May 25, 2011 23:49 |  #14

toffiloff wrote in post #12480638 (external link)
From my observation, most fake ones I've seen says "for Canon" on the label rather just "Canon" :)

What he said.
Aside...not so long ago I bought via eBay a cheap knockoff wich isn't marked with the annoying "for Canon" but only "ET-83II" (it's for a 70-200) ,it has the alignment dot AND,most pleasantly....it has the black flocking,just like the original.Also,no problem with the bayonet fitting on the lens itself.
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May 25, 2011 23:53 as a reply to  @ toffiloff's post |  #15

If it has the felt lining, it's either real or probably just as good as real.

For reference, here's what a real one looks like. :D

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