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Confused about lens hoods for 28-135 usm

 
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Sep 29, 2009 11:39 |  #1

Ok, so I realize there probably will be a quality difference between the OEM and generic brands for the lens hood. I know that if I buy a generic the inside of the hood wont be felt lined. I'm ok with all that, what I am concerned with is how the hood attaches to the lens.

Has someone bought a generic hood from ebay and can tell me if it snaps on or screws on and how they like it?

Does the OEM hood screw on or snap on?

From what I can see in a blurry picture, ebay looks like a screw on hood. Is that a problem?

I know what many will say or want to say...Buy the name brand you wont regret it. However I want to hear from someone that owns the generic brand.

I live in a remote area and cannot drive to s store to try the hood out so your input would be appreciated.


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Sep 29, 2009 12:07 |  #2

I bought this from BH, it's a Pearstone lens hood.

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …_Dedicated_Lens​_Hood.html (external link)

It attaches by screwing on. It does not have the felt material on the inside, but the inside is a flat black color and not shiny like it is on the outside. It is a little flimsy. I have canon lens hood for my canon 60 macro and 85 f1.8 lens and there is a quality difference between them. For $10 less then the canon one, I say it's good enough. It does what it's suppose to do.


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Sep 29, 2009 13:00 |  #3

i bought a generic 5 dollar lens hood from ebay for my 28-135. it works. it is a screw on. it doesn't swivel or rotate once it snaps on. but i tested at widest, and narrowest and it works. compared to my name brand lens hood, the ebay hood sucks but it works! so just buy the ebay lens hood, you won't regret it.


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Sep 29, 2009 14:26 |  #4

evilryu530 wrote in post #8727798 (external link)
i bought a generic 5 dollar lens hood from ebay for my 28-135. it works. it is a screw on. it doesn't swivel or rotate once it snaps on. but i tested at widest, and narrowest and it works. compared to my name brand lens hood, the ebay hood sucks but it works! so just buy the ebay lens hood, you won't regret it.

I have ALWAYS used a generic, round, screw-in lens-hood with any lens which will accept such a hood (28-135mm, 24-70mm and 70-200mm f/4L IS).

One great advantage of a round screw-in lens-hood is that you can screw a CPL onto your lens and then screw the lens hood into the front threads of the CPL. Then when you need to turn the CPL to adjust for light direction, you just turn the hood.

I use 1.6x cameras and the generic, round, screw-in hoods do not vignette at any focal length. They shade the lens as well as an OEM style filter but are more compact. The OEM filter was designed for full-frame cameras and is, IMO, overkill on a 1.6x body.

The round, screw-in hood also physically protects the lens as well, if not better, than the OEM hood. I fell to the concrete and my 70-200mm lens hit hood first propelled by my 200 pound body. The hood was toast but the lens was undamaged. The five bucks or so that I spent for that lens hood was one of the best purchases I ever made.

By the way, if you read the Canon instruction manual for the 28-135mm lens, it says that you cannot use a CPL and a Canon lens hood. You actually can but need skinny Grinch-like fingers to twist the filter inside the OEM hood.


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Sep 29, 2009 14:37 as a reply to  @ RPCrowe's post |  #5

I'll get the generic then. I know I'm not getting the best quality, but I'm going for price this time around.

Thanks for the input.


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Sep 29, 2009 14:41 |  #6

One thing to be aware of - Since Canon's hoods bayonet on, they can pop off under impact, thus absorbing some of the shock. A screw-on hood will transmit it directly to the lens. Many people assert that their lens hoods are there as much for protection as they are for flare control, so be aware you're sacrificing some of that aspect by getting a screw-on hood.


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Sep 29, 2009 19:16 |  #7

Jon wrote in post #8728607 (external link)
One thing to be aware of - Since Canon's hoods bayonet on, they can pop off under impact, thus absorbing some of the shock. A screw-on hood will transmit it directly to the lens. Many people assert that their lens hoods are there as much for protection as they are for flare control, so be aware you're sacrificing some of that aspect by getting a screw-on hood.

This is not true in my personal experience. When I fell with the screw-on lens hood hitting the concrete, the lens hood split at the connecting screw ring. The lens hood breaking absorbed some of the impact energy as when a carbon fiber race car body flies apart at impact.

Unless you have experienced an episode like this, I would not offer well meaning advice that you are guessing at.

However if you are talkig from first hand experience instead of guessing; I apologise for my impolite remark.


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Sep 30, 2009 09:16 |  #8

Only screw-on lens hoods I've had or otherwise encountered have been either all metal, which don't pop apart (break) on impact; they bend if you're lucky (and still need to be replaced as a result), or rubber and collapsible; which won't offer any protection.


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