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Lubricating the lens hood bayonet

 
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Sep 01, 2012 05:08 |  #1

I've noticed recently on my 6 month old 100-400, that when fixing the lens hood to the lens, the bayonet is a little chalky and on rotation there is often a judder and/or a squeak, I guess from wear.

Is there a reccomended lubricant or cleaning agent that won't do any damage ?

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Sep 01, 2012 05:17 |  #2

It's pretty hard to damage the hood.
Personally, I wouldn't worry about it - all my hoods do the exact same thing, but if it bothers you that much, candle wax will do the trick.
Just run any old candle around the bayonet of the hood a couple of times and you'll be good to go


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Sep 01, 2012 05:34 |  #3

Excellent - I'll go rummage through the kitchen drawer.

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Sep 01, 2012 06:27 |  #4

All done and much, much better.

Thank you, great tip.

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Sep 01, 2012 13:52 |  #5

Silicon spray, just a little onto a cloth/tissue then wipe into the grooves :)


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Sep 01, 2012 15:20 |  #6

I've had the a similiar anomaly with my lens hood but just lived with it. I do favor the two preceeding solutions. Thanks.


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Sep 01, 2012 19:11 as a reply to  @ JackLiu's post |  #7

A drop of dish soap on your finger and run it around the lens hood works too.


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Sep 01, 2012 19:16 |  #8

Some WD40 should do the trick. Won't squeak but not sure it will stay fixed the whole time ;)


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Sep 01, 2012 19:44 |  #9

WD40 is the last thing I'd reach for. Salt water sailors hate the stuff.

My choices...silicon spray applied with a cloth, (I wouldn't think of parrafin, but a fine idea!), a spray lubricant called McLube Sailkote applied with a cloth


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Sep 01, 2012 20:51 |  #10

LeeRatters wrote in post #14935386 (external link)
Silicon spray, just a little onto a cloth/tissue then wipe into the grooves :)

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Sep 01, 2012 23:05 |  #11

Wilt wrote in post #14936199 (external link)
WD40 is the last thing I'd reach for. Salt water sailors hate the stuff.

My choices...silicon spray applied with a cloth, (I wouldn't think of parrafin, but a fine idea!), a spray lubricant called McLube Sailkote applied with a cloth

McLube all the way!!! Great stuff and is a dry lubricant. Does not attract or hold dirt or dust. I use nothing else on my sailboat for those reasons.

All the rest mentioned can attract and hold dust over time.


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Sep 02, 2012 05:07 |  #12

A silicone spray would be ideal, I would think wd -40 would dry the plastic out and cause it to crack if you used it repeatedly.




  
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Sep 02, 2012 08:33 as a reply to  @ Rstanford's post |  #13

I've been doing this for years with bayonet lens hoods. Before mounting I wet my index finger and run a little spittle around the lens hood bayonet.

Works a treat.


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Sep 02, 2012 08:37 |  #14

Tony_Stark wrote in post #14936136 (external link)
Some WD40 should do the trick. Won't squeak but not sure it will stay fixed the whole time ;)

You don't want WD40 near any plastic/rubber, it'll destroy it sooner or later.


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Sep 02, 2012 14:21 |  #15

Run a soft pencil around the contact points.




  
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