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Are there custom lens hoods for canon L lenses??
« on: June 03, 2013, 10:10:08 AM »
I would greatly appreciate if someone knows it there is a company that makes good lens hoods for L glass.

Most of the time i use the 85mm 1.2L II with 1DX and they are both great looking products but the lens hoid on the 85mm is hideous!! And it feels really cheap.

Many lens hoods look and feel good but not this one. I like the hoods on TS-E24mm 3.5 II, 70-200 2.8 is II, 24-70 II, 35mm 1.4.

I dont know why this bugs me so much but i'm embarrased to be seen with the lens hood on the lens.

Is there a company that makes them??
I would rather make one myself out of silly putty than use this one.

Thanks.
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Are there custom lens hoods for canon L lenses??
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Re: Are there custom lens hoods for canon L lenses??
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2013, 11:33:07 AM »
I have seen on the Adorama website that they have their own line of hoods (not sure about the lens you are asking about).  But from what I can see from the pictures, they seem to be identical to the Canon versions - just less expensive.

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Re: Are there custom lens hoods for canon L lenses??
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2013, 11:41:42 AM »
So thats the opposite of what i'm looking for :)
I'm looking for something better than the original ones.

I don't see the logic of making a lens that costs 2300€ and it has an ugly lenshood that no one bothered to make well and it propably costs 1€ to make.

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Re: Are there custom lens hoods for canon L lenses??
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2013, 12:11:20 PM »
A lens hood is a functional object, it's not really meant to be something people marvel over the design of.
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« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2013, 12:27:57 PM »
A lens hood is a functional object, it's not really meant to be something people marvel over the design of.

+1, the 85L II is an amazing lens and everyone knows it, I don't think anyone cares about what the lens hood looks like.  you want to see a crap lens hood?  Check out the lens hood for a 50mm f/1.8.  But like holmes said, it's a functional piece, not cosmetic.  I think you could probably get a camouflage wrap for the 85mm if you're really set on changing the appearance.

Or you could go buy some Louis Vuitton and Burberry stickers and stick them on here and there.
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Re: Are there custom lens hoods for canon L lenses??
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2013, 01:13:43 PM »
I dont know why this bugs me so much but i'm embarrased to be seen with the lens hood on the lens.
I would not try to fix this issue with a new lens hood. Maybe re-think what matters to you in life, and what others like about you. I'm sure it is not the lens hoods you use.

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Re: Are there custom lens hoods for canon L lenses??
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2013, 01:56:37 PM »
Hmmm...I've never really given this a thought. But don't the 70-200II & the 85II hoods look similar? Now I wish I would've put my 85 in the bag today. I don't have it with me.
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Re: Are there custom lens hoods for canon L lenses??
« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2013, 02:07:36 PM »
How about these to wrap around the hideous hood?

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Re: Are there custom lens hoods for canon L lenses??
« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2013, 02:24:53 PM »
Am I the only one who is reminded of this thread: http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=13257.0
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« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2013, 02:49:00 PM »
Am I the only one who is reminded of this thread: http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=13257.0


Haha yes, this is almost as frustrating as that thread.
As Axilrod said above, if you want to see a REALLY ridiculous hood design look no further than the nifty 50. I got a knock off hood from HK, safe to say I regretted even spending the 99p I did.
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Re: Are there custom lens hoods for canon L lenses??
« Reply #10 on: June 03, 2013, 03:05:06 PM »
I know how ridiculous it is and it is not a life and death situation but if someone made better looking hood i would buy it for sure.

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Re: Are there custom lens hoods for canon L lenses??
« Reply #11 on: June 03, 2013, 03:07:50 PM »
You can get metal lens hoods, but they screw in to the front threads.  There are lots of cheap plastic ones that are similar to the original, but probably not as good.
 
Do a search for metal lens hoods on amazon.

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Re: Are there custom lens hoods for canon L lenses??
« Reply #12 on: June 03, 2013, 05:00:53 PM »
I don't have any experience with the 85/1.2L, but I used to own an 85/1.8, and I really disliked the "spring tension" clip-on nature of that hood. So much more difficult -- unnecessarily so, I thought -- to attach and remove it, compared to the bayonet-style mount of the hoods on my other lenses.

That hood is NOT the reason why I sold my 85/1.8 (I upgraded to a 100/2.8L IS), but while I really liked that lens, I don't miss its hood one bit. Clearly a lens hood isn't the most important thing in life -- let alone photography -- but its one of those little things that is either so well designed that you rarely think about it, or is so poorly designed that it ruins an otherwise perfect experience.
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Re: Are there custom lens hoods for canon L lenses??
« Reply #13 on: June 03, 2013, 09:51:36 PM »
Canon hoods are poorly designed.   Too bad they don't spend more time on the hood

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Re: Are there custom lens hoods for canon L lenses??
« Reply #14 on: June 03, 2013, 11:02:31 PM »
Canon hoods are poorly designed.   Too bad they don't spend more time on the hood

I think Canon has spent some time lately on hood design.  Seen the hoods for the 70-200 II and 24-70 II lenses?  Much better than the previous designs.
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