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Lenses / Canon hood options for the EF 35mm f/2 IS USM
« on: April 30, 2014, 05:10:18 PM »
I'm interested in picking up this lens during the current instant rebate period. (Unless I can catch one for sale on the Canon Refurb site.) Either way, my question still applies.

I looked at the lens at the Canon Online Store, where they recommend the EW-65 II hood.

On the B&H and Adorama sites, they list the EW-72, instead.

The '72 looks deeper (offset by its petal shape), but it's more than double the price, at $54 compared to $25 for the '65 (currently on sale, down from $29).

Can anyone with hands-on experience with either or both of these hoods weigh in?

Which do you use, and why?

If you've used both, which do you prefer?

Are these hoods of the bayonet-mount style, or do they have the spring-loaded "click on" mechanism, like the ET-65 III hood used with the 85/1.8, 100/2.0, etc. I've read one review stating that the '72 has a "locking button," but no specifics beyond that.

The price difference is only about 5% of the total purchase (lens + hood), but there's no point in throwing away $30 on a more expensive hood with no appreciable advantages. Thanks in advance for any input.

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