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Apr 26, 2009 11:18 |  #1

I'm one of those who strongly believe in lens hoods. I always use all of my lenses with the hood on -- that is, except for my 100mm Macro lens. I didn't want to pay $40 or so for one of the ugliest lens hoods that was ever made. So I've been using the lens without the hood for the past few years. That all ended today with this $2.97 hood solution...

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I was recently working on a DIY project of mine for flash lighting, and this particular item didn't quite find itself into the original project idea, so I was about to take it back for the refund at Lowe's where I got it from when it occurred to me that the diameter of this thing might fit the lens quite well. And sure enough, it was perfect fit!

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What I mean by "perfect fit" is that, once placed it onto the lens up to the focusing ring as shown in above photos, you can't shake it off the lens, yet you don't have to "force" it to fit, either. It's just a gentle push on motion.

The material is made of strong rubber, so it's flexible yet sturdy enough to protect the lens in case of a bump. In case of a bump, it's flexibility can absorb the impact and therefore less chance of damaging the lens. Since it's not a screw on type as with the original hood, it'd come off the lens in case of a sideway bump, though.

For $2.97 it's certainly not a bad investment. It also looks more stylish than the original ugly thingy with that ridiculous price tag.


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Apr 26, 2009 11:28 |  #2

That's funny that it just slips on their and works. Good thinking


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Apr 26, 2009 11:30 |  #3

A good discovery but doesn't the lens use a bayonet mount, not a "screw in" ?

Knock offs can be purchased for >$12, delivered.


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Apr 26, 2009 11:36 |  #4

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A good discovery but doesn't the lens use a bayonet mount, not a "screw in" ?

I wouldn't know since I never bought one. :lol:

Knock offs can be purchased for >$12, delivered.

True. The $2.97 is just an alternative... no more, no less. Those knock offs are still ugly looking as the original... ;)



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Apr 26, 2009 11:40 |  #5

SYS,
HaHa... my hood was cheaper :lol:

Lets face it, a hood is just a piece plastic that helps prevent stray light from entering. But to pay $45 for it seems ridiculous which is why I made my own :)

SYS your hood looks big.... but good ;)


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Apr 26, 2009 11:43 |  #6

What about a flat ffelty inner finsh to prvent reflections off the inside to the lens?




  
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Apr 26, 2009 11:44 |  #7

SYS wrote in post #7806817 (external link)
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True. The $2.97 is just an alternative... no more, no less. Those knock offs are still ugly looking as the original... ;)

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Let's just say, your's is the ugly sister, imo ;-)a

I was out shooting last weekend when I saw this guy with a 24-70 and a rectangular stepped hood attached. Looked like something canibalized from a movie camera. I have a shot of it, somewhere. I didn't ask.


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Apr 26, 2009 11:56 |  #8

bohdank,
But bugs like ugly :)


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Apr 26, 2009 12:03 |  #9

I found even when used on my FF 5D this hood was more then wide enough for my 100mm f/2.8 lens

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Apr 26, 2009 12:07 |  #10

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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Let's just say, your's is the ugly sister, imo ;-)a

Fair enough, especially considering that we normally don't purchase lens hoods by "mirror mirror on the wall, which is the prettiest lens hood of them all?..." :lol:



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Apr 26, 2009 12:18 |  #11

John_B wrote in post #7806835 (external link)
SYS your hood looks big.... but good ;)

Here's the Canon's original hood spec:

3.9 x 3.8 x 3.4 inches ; 8 ounces

The downspout's spec is 4 x 3 inches with weight about the same, give or take an ounce.



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Apr 26, 2009 12:24 |  #12

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What about a flat ffelty inner finsh to prvent reflections off the inside to the lens?

You mean, this? :)

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It's a self-adhesive black velcro's "fluffy" side that I applied to the inner lining of the hood after your question. The 100mm lens protrudes right up to the fluffy lining's edge.


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Apr 26, 2009 12:25 |  #13

The hood certainly does not weigh 8 ounces.


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Apr 26, 2009 12:31 |  #14

bohdank wrote in post #7807026 (external link)
The hood certainly does not weigh 8 ounces.

Got that info off the product dimension from Amazon.com:

http://www.amazon.com …9R6UJ/ref=pd_bx​gy_p_img_b (external link)

Let's just say they're both "light," shall we? :)



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Apr 26, 2009 12:37 |  #15

They're wrong.


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