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How to solve the problem of LOOSE lens hoods?

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00Q:
Just a very simple question.

Sometimes I buy a new lens, or a second hand lens. The lens hood can be a bit loose. Ie it doesnt click on tightly.

Is this purely to do with the lens hood? Or the plastic screw on on the lens body as well? ie can I solve this simple problem by buying a new lens hood (eg on ebay?)

thanks!

NWPhil:
,,,I guess, but then buy it new - otherwise might hace similar issues.
They are cheap - cheaper if you buy generic
Or you buy that dorky string

branden:
Wrap a piece of scotch tape around the connecting rim of the hood. You only have to use about an inch of tape. That's about the extra thickness needed to tighten a loose hood, in my experience. I guess if yours is looser than that, use a thicker tape, such as electrical tape.

pwp:
Something I have used for years to firm up lens back caps that get loose with wear is to apply heat/flame to the lugs inside the cap to gently expand them. I use a cheap gas cigarette lighter. It works.

Recently I bought an eBay hood for a 24-105 f/4is and it was irritatingly sloppy. I looked at how the mechanism in the hood made it's lock onto the lens, targeted that area and hit it with the heat.

Outcome? A perfectly firm hood.

Paul Wright

Michael_pfh:

--- Quote from: Ardea on January 24, 2012, 01:27:15 AM ---
--- Quote from: 00Q on January 20, 2012, 08:39:36 AM ---Just a very simple question.

Sometimes I buy a new lens, or a second hand lens. The lens hood can be a bit loose. Ie it doesnt click on tightly.

Is this purely to do with the lens hood? Or the plastic screw on on the lens body as well? ie can I solve this simple problem by buying a new lens hood (eg on ebay?)

thanks!

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Duct tape!

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Ardea was faster! Grrrrr....  ;D

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