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Canon's "matte" lens hoods.
« on: May 22, 2012, 03:29:47 PM »
I just wish I could replace some of my older lens hoods with a newer "scratch resistant" version... anyone know where one can find such hoods.

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« on: May 22, 2012, 03:29:47 PM »

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Re: Canon's "matte" lens hoods.
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2012, 03:37:27 PM »
I just wish I could replace some of my older lens hoods with a newer "scratch resistant" version... anyone know where one can find such hoods.

Are you talking of the types like on my 100L or 70-300L? They are certainly not scratch resistant, actually I find the exact difference to be the case because the matte finish is easily damaged and anything is visible like a scratch on your new ferrari.

My 3rd party hood on my old 100 non-L macro was not so posh, but since it's got the "cheap plastic" look anyway a scratch hardly shows.

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Re: Canon's "matte" lens hoods.
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2012, 06:02:24 PM »
I'm not too sure about that..

my 70-200II hood and 100L hoods look like new.. whereas my 851.2/16-35II/ 24-70(before I sold it)...hoods look like they have scratches and skidd-like marks on them..

I actually was planning on getting some "carbon-fiber" tape and covering them :D

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« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2012, 06:14:22 PM »
I bet LensCoat makes neoprene covers for your hoods.  Scratches?  Whatever.  They're tools - a blemish or two (or twenty) are just signs of use.  I'll never forget the living room in my aunt's house, with clear plastic runners on the carpets and clear plastic covers on the furniture - I thought it was stupid as a kid...and I still do. Get out and use your tools to make pictures!! 
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Re: Canon's "matte" lens hoods.
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2012, 07:03:13 PM »
I do.. that's why they're scratched up.. Maybe it's gear OCD but I like them to stay "new-like" for as long as I can.. however, once it's been scratched.... it's like a green light to "not care"..



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Re: Canon's "matte" lens hoods.
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2012, 07:31:06 PM »
I do.. that's why they're scratched up.. Maybe it's gear OCD but I like them to stay "new-like" for as long as I can.. however, once it's been scratched.... it's like a green light to "not care"..

If it means that much to you, why not protect your new hoods with black Gaffa Tape and they'll be pristine at re-sell time. Cheap & cheerful.

Actually there's another tack you could take, get a $10 eBay clone of your hood & use that. I bought an eBay hood to replace a lost hood for the 24-105. It's perfectly fine....and it's matte finish.

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Re: Canon's "matte" lens hoods.
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2012, 07:38:50 PM »
can you share the "brand" and seller.. I already ordered a white hood for the 70-200II just for fun.. but I didn't know there were matte finishes available.


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« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2012, 07:54:06 PM »
I do.. that's why they're scratched up.. Maybe it's gear OCD but I like them to stay "new-like" for as long as I can.. however, once it's been scratched.... it's like a green light to "not care"..

Heh, it's the same when you buy a new car (or different one).  You pray not to get any dings or scratches, but once it happens then the worrying is over and you don't care as much.
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Re: Canon's "matte" lens hoods.
« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2012, 07:57:22 PM »
I do.. that's why they're scratched up.. Maybe it's gear OCD but I like them to stay "new-like" for as long as I can.. however, once it's been scratched.... it's like a green light to "not care"..

Heh, it's the same when you buy a new car (or different one).  You pray not to get any dings or scratches, but once it happens then the worrying is over and you don't care as much.

true.. but once you have those scratches fixed.. you get a little cautious again :P

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Re: Canon's "matte" lens hoods.
« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2012, 08:33:18 PM »
Sounds like you need a lens hood for your lens hood.

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« Reply #10 on: June 04, 2012, 11:26:36 PM »
can you share the "brand" and seller...

Couldn't tell you...some HK eBay store. It was a while ago.
BTW I hope your white 70-200 hood is black on the inside!

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Re: Canon's "matte" lens hoods.
« Reply #11 on: June 04, 2012, 11:45:47 PM »
I do.. that's why they're scratched up.. Maybe it's gear OCD but I like them to stay "new-like" for as long as I can.. however, once it's been scratched.... it's like a green light to "not care"..

Heh, it's the same when you buy a new car (or different one).  You pray not to get any dings or scratches, but once it happens then the worrying is over and you don't care as much.

true.. but once you have those scratches fixed.. you get a little cautious again :P
Speaking as someone whose car got hit twice in less than six months and the cost of repairs added up to at least as much as what the car was new, I most definitely agree.
Having recently bought both the 100 macro L and the 70-200/2.8 IS II, I've come to find the "matte finish" hoods to be a little nicer than what was previously offered. Just hope I can take good care of them!
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Re: Canon's "matte" lens hoods.
« Reply #12 on: June 05, 2012, 01:06:07 AM »
I do.. that's why they're scratched up.. Maybe it's gear OCD but I like them to stay "new-like" for as long as I can.. however, once it's been scratched.... it's like a green light to "not care"..

Heh, it's the same when you buy a new car (or different one).  You pray not to get any dings or scratches, but once it happens then the worrying is over and you don't care as much.

true.. but once you have those scratches fixed.. you get a little cautious again :P
Speaking as someone whose car got hit twice in less than six months and the cost of repairs added up to at least as much as what the car was new, I most definitely agree.
Having recently bought both the 100 macro L and the 70-200/2.8 IS II, I've come to find the "matte finish" hoods to be a little nicer than what was previously offered. Just hope I can take good care of them!

Exactly my thoughts... those hoods take care of themselves basically.. my 85L1.2 hood looks all "blemished" eventhough it has been well taken care of.. as opposed to my 24-70's hood which gets to see alot more "outdoor" action. :)

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« Reply #13 on: June 05, 2012, 07:11:07 AM »
you know your on a gearhead website when people care about scratches on a lens hood....   ::)

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Re: Canon's "matte" lens hoods.
« Reply #14 on: June 05, 2012, 07:34:50 AM »
you know your on a gearhead website when people care about scratches on a lens hood....   ::)

+1 :-)) ... however, loving care for one's hood seems to be quite common, and when selling a lens some see a scratched *hood* as an indication for a *lens* not taken care of. I don't know how high the correlation is.

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« Reply #14 on: June 05, 2012, 07:34:50 AM »