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Discussion in 'Photography Forums' started by Johndm, Apr 30, 2005.

  1. Johndm

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    Just wondering.......... Does everyone have the correct lens hoods for ALL lenses, and do we bother to use them? :lesson:

    I would'nt be seen out with mine off.. :D

    100-400L, ET-83C, supplied with lens.

    75-300, ET-60, Got on Ebay for a tenner.

    18-55 kit lens, EW-60, Ebay about £11.

    Nifty Fifty, ES-62, Hard to find and expensive, comes with a screw in adaptor (which you MUST have if buying S/H) to attach hood to lens.

    Apart from doing their job of helping to prevent flare, they are a very good protector for the end of your tube, should you bang your end into a door frame or similar everyday hazard.. :rotfl:

    The main advantage though......they look so damm cool.... ;)
     
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    I only have one for my 16-35 but i'll be buying one for my 50 and 85 soon...
     
  3. Johndm

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    Good man.... :D

    Bet you have one of those eversooo cool 'Petal' jobs?

    I just have boring flowerpots...but a nice range of sizes.. :rotfl:
     
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    I have hoods for mine, except the 50mm II, and use them.

    They're free with Sigma's, along with tripod mounts :clap: :clap: when they're required.

    How Canon can sell lenses that need a hood and not include one in the box I dunno :thumbsdow
     
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    Like this one? click
     
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    Nice link S2K DG ... you can get them from Amazon Uk too, but a 2 week delay and cost £4 more!

    I've ordered :clap:
     
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    I only have three lenses at the moment, EF-S 18-55 kit lens, EF-S 55-200 and a EF 28-135 IS. I have hoods for all of them. Looking forward to testing the new EF-S 60 macro when it comes out.

    ASH1
     
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    That may well be the 'fake' Chinese version...........??
     
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    I have a nice petal one that came with my 18-70 Nikkor 18-70 af dx ed, and an ugly bazooka toilet roll type one that came with my 70-300G..its damn ugly, but it serves its purpose, although I have been tempted to get the dremmel out and give it some new contours.
     
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    You are a very bad man ... putting those ideas in my head. I think you're just jealous of my extra 100mm :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

    Feedback looks suspicious though:

    Feedback Score: 3535
    Positive Feedback: 100% :rotfl: :rotfl:
     
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    Arrived today. Looks good.

    Official Canon box and made in Japan. To be honest, it's just a bit of plastic.
     
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    So did mine ... dunno about just a bit of plastic tho. All of a sudden my little nifty looks like a million quid Canon L :thumbsup: It would also make a great feeder for the Budgie!
     
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    Told ya that you'd love that extra bit on the 'ol Nifty Fifty....

    Looks so much better eh?


    :D
     
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    Yes, and that's what counts of course :clap:

    BTW, just sold my awesome Bigma to a very lucky chappie in order to invest in the Sigma 80-400mm OS; so we'll soon be able to have a shoot out: the OS, the IS and the Ugly :D I'll post a snap or two when I get chance ... maybe on Friday.
     
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    I'm up for that....we will have to get everyone to vote....Sigma OS or Canon L IS....could be a bit of fun eh?

    I re-read your sig again, now notice Tamron SP 28-75mm f2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical has appeared. How is the image quality on that?
    I just can't justify buying a Canon EF 28-70mm f/2.8L USM or similar, as I don't think I'd use it very much.
    Might be tempted into a Tamron though....it gets great reviews, and I'll be passing lots of camera shops in California in 11 days time.. :D

    Oh, and just thought of a good subject for out little test.......

    Aerial views of the Grand Canyon, but you choose either Scenic (aircraft) or Papillion (Egg beater).. :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
     
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    The older DF version of the Sigma 28-70 F2.8 is supposed to be pretty decent too if you can find one!
     
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    I start to feel sick West of Connemara and the only flying things I'm interested in have feathers. It would be good to see the results though if we can figure out how to do a fair test.

    I think there is a big price gap for the keen non-pro zooming types, from the £700 or so Bigma level up to the 100-400 L. If the 80-400 OS can even get close to the IS L in sharpness, dynamic colour/contrast and full on 3D style images then it's going to be a winner. :thumbsup:

    In the US the Bigma and OS are both priced around the $1000 mark. Image quality across the two is VERY close from what I've seen, which you might not expect; after all, the OS includes image stabilization too (but no HSM motor) as well as good Bigma standard glass. It'll be interesting to see if my gamble of selling the Bigma pays off with better shots.

    THEN it'll be interesting to see if it can compete with the 100-400 L ... if it does, then Sigma's pricing policy could be a winner long term. Clearly, they decided it couldn't compete directly with the 100-400 L at the moment as it has no reputation to draw on, so they're going for the price undercut approach. Its got some great reviews, so time will tell.

    It arrives tomorrow ... cost £570 delivered, brand new, via ebay! Sold the bigma within a couple of hours and also my Canon 28-135 IS to pay for this and the Tamron. :cool:
     
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    The lack of HSM on the 80-400 is the dealbreaker for me, why oh why no HSM on a £700 lens sigma!

    Why manufacturers can't come up with a 15-600mm f1.4 IS lens for under £1000 is beyone me...... :devil:

    Back on topic, i don't see how Canon get off on NOT supplying lens hoods, what a complete con. Even the less than perfect £60 sigma 18-50mm comes with some sort of lens hood for free, surely it can't cost Canon that much to bundle them in? (of course it doesn't but they're in the business to make money hey)
     
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    I think most Canon do come with the hood? I have bought 2 lenses new and both had the hood and carrycase included. Only the lens I bought 2nd hand came without.

    I might be wrong, but thats what I have found so far.
     
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    both my 50mm and my 28-135mm came sans hood. My 80-200mm L and my Sigma 20-40mm both had them as standard.
     
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    Maybe it's just the L that comes with hoods then. For what little they must cost to produce they should be included.
     
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    How about a contrary view. I don't use lens hoods and haven't since my second camera, a folding roll film Voigtlander in the 60s.

    The're pretty pointless on a zoom lens, if they were designed to work well at the tight end they would cause vignetting when wide, if they are designed for the wide end they aren't going to do much at the tight end.

    Modern lenses have very good coatings and the best ones don't suffer all that much from flare. You only suffer the ill effects if the light source is actually in the field of view, when a lens hood is completely useless or very close to the edge, when the standard lens hood is not going to be much better. The most effective way of dealing with problems like that is to use some sort of flag, which can usually be improvised.

    Bill
     
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    When I had the 70-200mm L F4 it did indeed come with a hood ... but it looked more like something you'd use to give someone a Monk haircut. At least the 3rd party ones usually look cool ... which is the main thing :rotfl:
     
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