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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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Re: Canon hood options for the EF 35mm f/2 IS USM
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2014, 05:30:54 PM »
The EW 65 II hood is for the old 35/f2, and it is a snap on like the 85/f1.8.

It won't fit the IS lens because the barrel of that one is a larger diameter.

As the EW 72 is a petal type hood it can't be snap on due to the problems rotation would cause.

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Re: Canon hood options for the EF 35mm f/2 IS USM
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2014, 06:20:39 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.

The lens is amazing and I am using the JJC LH-72 which is the equivalent on mine which is a tad easier to release if you are not careful but a much better value hood than the canon ew-72 after all this is just a hood not a lens


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Re: Canon hood options for the EF 35mm f/2 IS USM
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2014, 06:20:53 PM »
Thank you all for your quick and helpful replies!

It's odd that Canon's online store lists the wrong hood, but I doubt it's the only error on there ...
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Re: Canon hood options for the EF 35mm f/2 IS USM
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2014, 06:20:53 PM »