Canon FD hood question

Discussion in 'Canon' started by Ken Rosenbaum, Aug 4, 2006.

  1. I have several Canon FD lenses with the proper hoods for them. However, some
    of these bayonet hoods have become quite loose and no longer fit as snugly
    as when new. Is there a trick someone knows that will restore the snugness
    so the hood doesn't fall off when focusing the lens?
    Ken Rosenbaum, Aug 4, 2006
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  2. Ken Rosenbaum

    henryp Guest

    If the lens isn't too W/A you could either glue the hood to your UV/sky
    filter or (if you don't like using filters) pop the glass out of a
    cheap filter, & glue the hood to the filter ring. Then your bayonet
    hood is a screw-in hood.

    Henry Posner
    B&H Photo-Video, Inc.
    henryp, Aug 4, 2006
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  3. Step up/down filter adapters are useful for this purpose, too......
    William Graham, Aug 4, 2006
  4. Hi Ken.

    It's not hard to find decent almost-new hoods on the second-hand market here
    in the UK.
    Come to think of it, it may not be too difficult to find new stock on a
    dealer's shelf somewhere.
    I recently bought a brand-new case for my EOS IX and that's quite an old

    Regards, Ian.
    Fred Anonymous, Aug 7, 2006
  5. Ken Rosenbaum

    Yuki Guest

    If you look carefully to the inside of the lip of the hood, next to the
    indentations, you'll see some semitransparent strips of soft material that
    provide the friction for the hood to stay in place. With the age they degrade
    and become goo.

    Pop them out with a needle, clean the slot and substitute with a little strip
    cut from some suitable material like semi-hard rubber or cork. You'll need to
    experiment with the size, do not make them too tight to avoid cracking the hood.

    As good as new.
    Yuki, Aug 7, 2006
  6. Yuki, your idea sounds plausible.
    And thanks to all who answered.
    Ken Rosenbaum, Aug 8, 2006
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