Originally Posted by peterrm
I love this lens and the hood does look cool, but it doesn't stay on very well-as anyone who has ever grabbed their camera hood first knows.
I found that adding a filter to the lens gives the hood a little more to hold on to, but mine is still not as solid as I'd like.
Did everyone who ever bought a 50 f1.2 realize this fact? Or, is someone "remanufacturing" these hoods?
After all, they usually sell for half the price on the lens.
Yeah, it's the same with the plastic hood clamp on OEM models for my Canonet G-III, they never seem very secure. And also tend to pivot round the clamp screw :-(
If the heavystar
guy (on ebay) produced a nice equivalent Screw In vented 55mm hood, I'd buy one....
And on a similar thread, on UK eBay there seems to be a spate of the wee plastic Canon A-series hot shoe & sync. socket covers (and other bits and pieces) that orginate from India. But they are nice & do the job.