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Oct 27, 2011 04:11 |  #1

Just wondering how many people buy 3rd party lens hood over Canon ones for non-L lenses. I'm debating if I should buy an Original Canon lens hood. It's about $12 price difference.


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Oct 27, 2011 04:20 |  #2

Generally I like the genuine Canon hood because their hoods have a fabric lining that prevent light reflections off the inside of the hood, which could cause glare (defeating the primary purpose of the hood).


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Oct 27, 2011 04:44 |  #3

I buy oem also.


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Oct 27, 2011 06:01 as a reply to  @ mjHession's post |  #4

I think the fabric lining from the OEM hoods help because it prevents dust from reaching down the front element. I don't think the 3rd party hoods would do the same as there is no material to stop dust from contact with the glass. I might be wrong but I'd like to think it does.


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Oct 27, 2011 06:16 |  #5

I also would buy nothing but genuine Canon hoods.


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Oct 27, 2011 06:19 |  #6

I got an off brand for the 70-200 2.8 IS just in case, usually, I buy Canon. It's mainly for protection in case I knock it against something.


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Oct 27, 2011 06:27 |  #7
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I buy genuine only as well...

It's either genuine or no hood. Had bad experience with cheap knockoffs...


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Oct 27, 2011 06:28 |  #8

When I had my 17-55 I bought a third party hood and it was ok, but I compared with a original Canon and while the fit lock in the lens was fine on the OEM the Canon was more reassuring, plus the build of the Canon did reflect a much nicer finish and better build, off course I paid a fraction of the cost for the OEM.
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Oct 27, 2011 06:30 |  #9

The first that I bought was with Canon. The second was from a 3rd party manufacturer. They both work fine, but the 3rd party hood does not exactly match the mount of the lens and so takes some effort to align it. Add up all the time that I waste trying to line it up and I think the extra $10-20 is worth it.




  
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Oct 27, 2011 07:38 |  #10

I haven't had to replace any of mine but I don't think I would go with anything but Canon. All three of my hoods fit perfect.


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Oct 27, 2011 09:10 |  #11

Third party hoods can do the job, but Canon hoods generally:

1) Fit better
2) Are made from thicker, stronger plastic
3) Are painted on the outside, flocked on the inside


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Oct 27, 2011 09:27 as a reply to  @ msowsun's post |  #12

All of my lens hoods are Canon except for the the one on my 10-22mm lens. Just didn't seem to be as necessary on that lens as to my other lenses.


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Oct 27, 2011 10:14 |  #13

The only non-Canon hood I have is for the 10-22. It fits fine, but it doesn't click into place like a real Canon Hood, so it can easily spin around. Pretty annoying, so I don't usually use it at all. Wide angle hoods add so much extra width to the lens as it is though, so I usually find myself using UWA's naked anyway.


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Oct 27, 2011 10:15 |  #14

3rd party has been fine for me, personally I think OEM are a total rip off, but that's just me I guess. I've never had a problem with glare or fit and I do have 1 OEM so I can compare to that. I suppose you can buy flocking paint at a craft store and paint the inside of the hood if you felt it was needed.


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Oct 27, 2011 10:41 |  #15

great thread. thanks for all this insight. i have been debating which hood to get and til now i still dont have one because of that. :P



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