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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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Lots of 3rd party ones on eBay, do a search on the name, does exactly the same job with no difference
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.
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
Fill yer boots...
Me put a cardboard hood on me glass?
(Suitable puns can be provided at affordable prices)
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.
One of these do?
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).
(LOL @ Keef!!!!)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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