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Mar 15, 2009 13:00 |  #1

I wanted to purchace a lens hood for my 70-300 IS lens and see the they are $45 for a official Canon model.Well I bought one of the $20 ones (pearstone) and I'm very pleased that it's not a peice of crap-works great-fits great!! Get real Canon, $45 for a piece of molded plastic that probably costs $1 to produce.
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Mar 15, 2009 13:03 |  #2

I totally agree! What a rip off.


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Mar 15, 2009 13:12 |  #3

Indeed it's ridiculous that Canon charges those kind of prices for a piece of plastic - they should include them for free, to make up for the price increase ;(


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Mar 15, 2009 13:15 |  #4

Anyone know if any of the Sigma hoods fit the Canon lenses?
I greatly preffer the hoods that come with the Sigma lenses in terms of build over the Canon ones.


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Mar 15, 2009 14:26 |  #5

Yes, I agree completely. Their actual camera stuff is not that expensive for the quality that you get, but most of the accessories are ridiculously overpriced. I was going to buy an extra camera battery for my XSi and the battery was like $65.00 I believe. I found one on Amazon that last just as long, charges just as quick, and only costs $10.00.


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Mar 15, 2009 14:34 |  #6

before yesterday I would have agreed with you. Last nite I had my 50D and 17-40L on my tripod. It was only a couple feet off the ground and was in portrait, so was very side heavy and I didn't widen the legs. All of a sudden it falls over, and takes the whole impact on the edge of the lens hood that was still reversed. The hood flexed with the impact and was pushed further up passed the threads, but thats it. Nothing broken or scratched. I wonder what might have happened with a cheaper less flexable, and more ridged piece of plastic.


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Mar 15, 2009 14:36 |  #7

Try buying a hood or case for a telephoto L, or a tripod mount ring...


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Mar 15, 2009 15:08 |  #8

Chef21.
The one I bought is really strong,it doesn't flex like some of the real cheapie aftermarket ones.Actually I can't see how the real one is any better.
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Mar 15, 2009 15:29 |  #9

How about this from B&H:

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SPBB29106 Lens Hood for J33ax11, J33ax15, H33ax11 and PH33ax8.5B ENG/EFP Lenses
Price: $754.50
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The message is "don't lose your lens hood if it is included in the original price."


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Mar 15, 2009 16:41 |  #10

KCMO Al wrote in post #7528437 (external link)
Canon
SPBB29106 Lens Hood for J33ax11, J33ax15, H33ax11 and PH33ax8.5B ENG/EFP Lenses
Price: $754.50

woah... I think 3rd party would be my best bet lol


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Mar 15, 2009 16:43 |  #11

their quite expensive. but if you buy a L lens its free.


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Mar 15, 2009 16:47 |  #12

yup, I absolutely agree with you. Though I've never had to buy one, price the front or rear lens caps for Canon lenses; just as bad if not worse than hoods.




  
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Mar 15, 2009 16:49 as a reply to  @ ryan_m's post |  #13

Think about all the miracles of science that give us optimally shaped, lightweight polymer lens hoods. Wow, they're bargains really.

What's worse is I leave mine at home half the time. :rolleyes:


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Mar 15, 2009 17:51 as a reply to  @ bacchanal's post |  #14

ebay 10 bucks


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Mar 15, 2009 18:52 |  #15

KCMO Al wrote in post #7528437 (external link)
How about this from B&H:

Canon
SPBB29106 Lens Hood for J33ax11, J33ax15, H33ax11 and PH33ax8.5B ENG/EFP Lenses
Price: $754.50
Calculate Shipping

The message is "don't lose your lens hood if it is included in the original price."

A little trick I learned from the crew @ sportsshooter--a rubber Fernco pipe coupling is within a few mm--and costs less than $30. :rolleyes:


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