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    Default Hood not fitting 24-70 f/2.8

    Hi guys, by any chance has anyone encountered having difficulties locking the hood into the 24-70? Just bought one, brand new and I didn't expect the hood to be so difficult to put on. It ended up with scratches along the line where you fit the hood in. Tried another same hood, it also doesn't fit. So if the hoods all don't fit, could it be the thread on the lens?

    It basically rubs itself all the way till it gets locked, and is really hard to unlock as well. Just imagine a new lens being scratched like that. zzz

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    Quote Originally Posted by allstar
    Hi guys, by any chance has anyone encountered having difficulties locking the hood into the 24-70? Just bought one, brand new and I didn't expect the hood to be so difficult to put on. It ended up with scratches along the line where you fit the hood in. Tried another same hood, it also doesn't fit. So if the hoods all don't fit, could it be the thread on the lens?

    It basically rubs itself all the way till it gets locked, and is really hard to unlock as well. Just imagine a new lens being scratched like that. zzz
    Third party hood? Is there a catch somewhere that you need to press to release the hood?

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    Default Re: Hood not fitting 24-70 f/2.8

    I don't encounter any issue with the original hood, you sure you get the right hood HB-40?
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    got no problems with my hood as well.

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    Sounds weird. You've got to make sure the hood sit on the "track" before turning to lock it in place. It should turn and lock effortlessly.

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    Default Re: Hood not fitting 24-70 f/2.8

    Quote Originally Posted by allstar View Post
    Hi guys, by any chance has anyone encountered having difficulties locking the hood into the 24-70? Just bought one, brand new and I didn't expect the hood to be so difficult to put on. It ended up with scratches along the line where you fit the hood in. Tried another same hood, it also doesn't fit. So if the hoods all don't fit, could it be the thread on the lens?

    It basically rubs itself all the way till it gets locked, and is really hard to unlock as well. Just imagine a new lens being scratched like that. zzz
    Sounds like your putting it on wrong.... ?
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    Default Re: Hood not fitting 24-70 f/2.8

    If you bought 3rd party, then it means you got the wrong one. There are no 3rd party hoods available for 24-70... only 28-70. If that is the case, it will explains why it scratches and all.

    If you bought HB-40, then it should be a perfect fit.

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    My hood fits perfectly as well, no need to force and scratch to lock it. Did you buy an original?

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    I actually using 3rd party hood for 24-70, same fit as original. Have both.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sjackal View Post
    I actually using 3rd party hood for 24-70, same fit as original. Have both.
    No one selling in Singapore ley... then found out original one only cost $40..

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    I highly suspect the hood was not placed properly and he used force to turn it.

    lol. anyway TS went MIA already.

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    I hope I'm not making it sound like the TS is ...

    But what are the chances he tried to screw the hood on the extended barrel instead?

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    TS already ninja, no photos of the hood.

    Case close shop.

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    Default Re: Hood not fitting 24-70 f/2.8

    another post and forget thread,

    can we just leave it there forget about this too?
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