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Cleaning Lens Hood - No Duck

 
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Dec 15, 2008 17:32 |  #1

So the delivery man just made a second round and delivered my 24-70L. First impressions, WOW the lens hood is so darn clean compared to my other lens hoods. I immediately threw it back in the bag :X. I just drenched my 17-40 hood in water to remove all the dust bunnies. I mean I'm sure when it dries the dust bunnies will still be there, but for now it looks pretty darn new :D. So how do you clean the hood? I mean not that it matters, but having something to compare to sucks.

Moving on, I haven't had a real chance to test out the 24-70. I was chasing my cat around and I eventually got tired. She's super friendly but hates my camera, she keeps turning away. It must be the flash. No problems with focusing and pretty darn sharp at f/2.8. I find the focusing a tad slower, I didn't realize it was "macro" as well. I wish there was a focus limiter. I can't wait to test it out in the real world.


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Dec 15, 2008 19:16 |  #2

Clean outside or inside of the hood? Outside - damp cloth, Inside - tooth brush.


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Dec 15, 2008 19:22 |  #3

Inside, thanks. Any solutions on it or just use a dry brush?


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Jan 10, 2009 17:51 as a reply to  @ ooo's post |  #4

This is actually a good question.............I was wondering how to clean it also. I will try the toothbrush technique.


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Jan 10, 2009 18:19 |  #5

Cleaning a lens hood? Honestly? You're not joking?

I clean my lenses, but I've never ever bothered cleaning my lens hood. :shock:


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Jan 10, 2009 19:26 |  #6

Oh yes, everyone knows that you have to clean the lens hood. You have to clean it to get rid of all of the boyz in there.:p


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Jan 10, 2009 19:30 as a reply to  @ ozziepuppy's post |  #7

LOL!

um is it flock-lined? if not, soapy water should work fine
otherwise id be careful about detaching the lining from the plastic - but hey i guess you could always glue it back in...




  
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Jan 10, 2009 21:54 |  #8

Don't use the flash when photographing cats. They learn to turn away from the camera when they see it. Cats hold more still than people. Just turn the ISO up and support the camera.


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Jan 11, 2009 15:37 |  #9

If it's not flocked inside, put it on the top shelf of the dishwasher. Use a rinse agent as well as detergent.

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Jan 11, 2009 15:44 as a reply to  @ number six's post |  #10

All I've ever used is a damp cloth to clean the outside and a strip sticky tape (sellotape) to removed all the debris that get stuck to the flock on the inside. I got the idea from my wife who bought one on those sticky rollers which are designed to get animal hairs off clothes.


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Jan 11, 2009 16:40 |  #11

gofer wrote in post #7053988 (external link)
All I've ever used is a damp cloth to clean the outside and a strip sticky tape (sellotape) to removed all the debris that get stuck to the flock on the inside. I got the idea from my wife who bought one on those sticky rollers which are designed to get animal hairs off clothes.

That's a marvelous idea! Thanks!


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Jan 11, 2009 16:45 |  #12

gofer wrote in post #7053988 (external link)
All I've ever used is a damp cloth to clean the outside and a strip sticky tape (sellotape) to removed all the debris that get stuck to the flock on the inside. I got the idea from my wife who bought one on those sticky rollers which are designed to get animal hairs off clothes.

Yep, lint roller or some masking tape wrapped around your hand, inside out of course.


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