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KingBee
KingBee e2 Member 8329 forum postsKingBee vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Feb 2013 - 9:07 PM

1. Does anyone know where I can get my hands on one of these for a damned sight less than WEX are selling it for? (And WEX are not alone, it would seem - this appears to be the 'going rate'.)

2. If not, does anyone know if the third-party hoods (eg, by JJC) advertised on eg eBay are any good? They come in at about nine quid. Sure, you usually get what you pay for, but 50 for a bit of branded circular plastic? Come on.

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KevSB
KevSB  101404 forum posts United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
19 Feb 2013 - 9:10 PM

Lots of 3rd party ones on eBay, do a search on the name, does exactly the same job with no difference

Last Modified By KevSB at 19 Feb 2013 - 9:11 PM
keithh
keithh  1022766 forum posts Wallis and Futuna29 Constructive Critique Points
19 Feb 2013 - 9:17 PM

It used to be about a quid a mm of focal length....so yes a replacement hood for the Canon 300mm 2.8 was around 300 quid for what amounted to 6 inches of plastic drainpipe.

Last Modified By keithh at 19 Feb 2013 - 9:17 PM
Louise_Morris
Louise_Morris e2 Member 42289 forum postsLouise_Morris vcard England
19 Feb 2013 - 9:22 PM

I bought a replacement hood for my Tamron 18-250mm lens from SevenDayShop via Amazon and its absolutely fine - cost me about 3.00 plus P&P - around a fiver in all. Lou Grin

User_Removed
19 Feb 2013 - 9:23 PM

Fill yer boots...

(Evenin' Keith.)

keithh
keithh  1022766 forum posts Wallis and Futuna29 Constructive Critique Points
19 Feb 2013 - 9:27 PM

Me put a cardboard hood on me glass?

(Suitable puns can be provided at affordable prices)

Smile

Jestertheclown
19 Feb 2013 - 9:52 PM

I recently bought a hood for my 18-55 Nikon lens from some obscure Chinese company via Am*zon.
It fell to bits the first time I used it which p****d me off a bit.
After all, I'd paid nearly 1.50 for it; the postage was free.

On a serious note, I do need a decent replacement but not one with those spring things in the end that Nikon use.
I'm after a screw in one that will work without leaving a vignette on my images.
The genuine one's an HB-45 and is a slightly strange shape.

Any ideas?

B.

Last Modified By Jestertheclown at 19 Feb 2013 - 9:52 PM
franken
franken e2 Member 113047 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
19 Feb 2013 - 10:01 PM

One of these do?

Ken

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Maxsima-EW-65B-Compatible-Lenses-Maxsimafoto/dp/B008RZ4U...

KingBee
KingBee e2 Member 8329 forum postsKingBee vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Feb 2013 - 10:03 PM

Thanks, everyone, for the helpful advice. Just ordered a third-party hood from eBay - a "JJC" brand - 8.99 + 0.50 P&P. If it's sh*te, it's sh*te. If it does the job, I'll use the 40 saved to help fund a legit version of Lightroom 4 from Amazon, which is going out the door for 68 (until Sunday, at any rate).

User_Removed
19 Feb 2013 - 10:20 PM

(LOL @ Keef!!!!)

Jestertheclown
19 Feb 2013 - 10:38 PM

To follow up my post above; I've just been looking and it seems the one I need is an HN-3.

I can get one easily enough but they're about thirty quid! And not even an inch long.

thewilliam
19 Feb 2013 - 10:40 PM

You should try getting a genuine replacement hood for a Zeiss prime or for a lens to fit a Leica S2! Same price as a camera!

The cost is a good incentive for looking after the lens-shades.

Last Modified By thewilliam at 19 Feb 2013 - 10:40 PM
Snapper
Snapper  93702 forum posts United States Minor Outlying Islands3 Constructive Critique Points
19 Feb 2013 - 10:49 PM

Premier Inks do a range of copy lens hoods. They're obviously a good bit thinner/lighter, but they'll certainly do the job and the one I got fits fine.

Sooty_1
Sooty_1 Critique Team 41177 forum posts United Kingdom196 Constructive Critique Points
20 Feb 2013 - 12:23 AM

http://www.reddotcameras.co.uk/index.php?cPath=16_25_55&osCsid=ac1f98ebf2c41...

Lucky you don't need one of these type of things then. Third party hoods aren't really an option either.
There are always plenty of hoods around secondhand and third party for most slr lenses, but rangefinder ones block large chunks of your view if they are not the right one.

Nick

AaronMarshallNichols

I'm more interested in the Lightroom 4 for 68 off amazon! Would you be referring to the student teacher version? The full suite is 120 still Sad

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