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How to solve the problem of LOOSE lens hoods?
« 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?)

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How to solve the problem of LOOSE lens hoods?
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Re: How to solve the problem of LOOSE lens hoods?
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2012, 02:32:03 PM »
,,,I guess, but then buy it new - otherwise might hace similar issues.
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Re: How to solve the problem of LOOSE lens hoods?
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2012, 08:01:13 PM »
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.

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Re: How to solve the problem of LOOSE lens hoods?
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2012, 03:42:58 AM »
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.

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Re: How to solve the problem of LOOSE lens hoods?
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2012, 12:54:59 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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Re: How to solve the problem of LOOSE lens hoods?
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2012, 06:45:42 AM »
chewing gum, or blu-tak for the less-festy option...
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Re: How to solve the problem of LOOSE lens hoods?
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2012, 06:45:42 AM »