Lens hoods ???


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marco

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hi all,

understand there are numerous hoods in the market, which ones are suitable for standard canon lenses and where to get them???

can't seem to search out this info so far.

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ricohflex

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details are given in Canon Lens books.
Go to Cathay, Gopes or other pro shop and they will know what hood fits your lens.
(don't expect some lucky plaza or sim liim square tourist bait shops to know or care) :dunno:
Or tell us your lens and we figure out what hood fits.
 

Tumbleweed

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When you buy a Canon lens, the appropriate lens hood model is printed on the box. Only "L" lenses come with lens hood, the consumer grade lenses' hood are sold separately. Check out Cathay Photo or The Camera Workshop for lens hood availability.
 

Maltese

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Original canon lens hood is overpriced. Some don't even serve the right purposes. For eg the 35 -350, 100-400 and 28-300 are all crap. They are only good on some range. Get those rubbised type that allows you to pull out and in. Think hoya or some other brands have them. Cheaper more practical also. With a DSLR body, you can immediately know at which length it works.
 

Deadpoet

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Maltese said:
Original canon lens hood is overpriced. Some don't even serve the right purposes. For eg the 35 -350, 100-400 and 28-300 are all crap. They are only good on some range. Get those rubbised type that allows you to pull out and in. Think hoya or some other brands have them. Cheaper more practical also. With a DSLR body, you can immediately know at which length it works.
come on, what do you expect if you are dealing with a hard lens hood and a zoom of these ranges you mentioned. Of course, the hood has to be made to accomodiate the widest focal length, meaning, they wll not be that useful in the long end of the zoom. Matter of physics and geometry, not design or quality as you had alluded to.

Anyway, get whatever that fits your purpose.
 

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read from a web site for norm to tele lens, hood's length should typically be near to the focal length of the lens.
 

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denniskee said:
read from a web site for norm to tele lens, hood's length should typically be near to the focal length of the lens.
i hope that doesn't encompass the super teles. a 300 prime with a 300mm long lens hood, or 600mm with a 60 cm lens hood sound really funny :D
 

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