Hood not fitting 24-70 f/2.8


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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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allstar said:
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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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.
 

Dfive

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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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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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#8
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.
 

eleveninth

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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.
 

lenslust

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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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