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Hi....the hood on my Nikon lens is very loose, I imagine many hoods are the same but mine is on the 28-300 lens.
...anyone any suggestions for fixing it ? ...I'm frightened it might drop off at an innoppertune moment.
....like into the cheetah enclosure at Chester zoo
....any advice...other than leave it off/glue it on ...appreciated.....Mike
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a bit of blu-tak on the thread would stiffen it up without permanent damage?
This might seem obvious but it wasnt to me at first.
Most of the Nikon hoods I have need to be twisted on a little firmer to overcome the "click lock" and when being released need to be squeezed gently to again overcome the "click lock".
Obvious now but as I said to me at first it wasnt (brain dead now Im a OAP)
The plastic bayonet fitting Nikon hoods tend to wear out and they stop gripping the lens front. I've never seen any significant wear on the lens front so the best cure is to just buy a new lens-shade. If you feel stingy, use gaffer tape!
The lens-shades for our studio's 105mm VR lens last between 2 and 3 years.
Quote: but mine is on the 28-300 lens.
I would not worry too much since it only works at 28mm. Up to 300mm it is totally useless, other than help keep the rain off the front element.
Quote: I've never seen any significant wear on the lens front so the best cure is to just buy a new lens-shade
Or just use a third party hood, one that screws into the filter thread.
Or try dropping a small blob of glue into the hood's grooves. Let it dry completely before refitting though, for obvious reasons!
Thanks guys ...few thoughts there...might try that Nick, provided I need only put the glue on the hood.
I was going to buy third party hood off ebay 'till Paul made me realize they screw onto the lens...don't want that.
...may just try it without first, I only use the long end so if what "Newdevonian" says is correct, I'm good.
Just a thought...... silicone adhesive, a thin layer on the lens hood locking lugs would grip the lens barrel, preventing it from slipping round and falling of.
If it doesnt work it could be removed quite easily.
I'd be a bit careful with silicone based products - in my experience the silicone creeps everywhere.
...I think firstly don't use hood...if that doesn't work buy a new one no point ruining the lens.
Putting a smidge of glue on the hood and waiting for it to dry won't affect the lens in any way. Just use something like uhu on the hood, sparingly, and it will be fine.
Why spend money on a new hood if you don't need to? Too many people on here say "buy this, buy that" as a first option. I say think how you can sort the problem yourself first and save yourself the cash .... Keep it for something you really need.
Quote: I'd be a bit careful with silicone based products - in my experience the silicone creeps everywhere.
Yes, silicone lubricant will creep. Adhesive on the lens hood, once its set, it won't creep.
I can understand your concern re. a screw-in hood, possibly damaging the thread in the lens but it won't harm your lens if you're using a UV filter (which itself is screwed into the lens.)
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