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New 70-200 VR - loose HB29 hood

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by Simon, Aug 25, 2005.

  1. Simon


    Apr 30, 2005
    Sydney, Australia
    When not in use I tend to place the hood in a reverse position on the lens. Using this technique, the HB29 hood does kind of "snap" on to the lens barrel but is so loose fitting that just bumping it will "un-snap" it and it'll fall off.

    Anyone have a solution to tightening these two together a bit more ?
  2. This is unfortunately a rather normal condition. It irritates me as well.
  3. JeffKohn


    Apr 21, 2005
    Houston, TX
    Yep, the 70-200vr hood doesn't fit very securely at all in the reversed position, at least not on mine.
  4. Baywing


    Feb 22, 2005
    CT USA
    I agree. If you are using the lens on a digital body, you can get a hood for the 80-200 AFS. It fits more snuggly, and does a better job shielding than the supplied hood. I use the 80-200 AFS hood on the 70-200VR all the time.
  5. JeffKohn


    Apr 21, 2005
    Houston, TX
    Thanks for the tip Baywing, I'll pick one of those up in my next B&H order.
  6. fks


    Apr 30, 2005
    sf bay area
    ditto. i'm always worried about loosing the hood on my 70-200mm. i don't like the locking mechanism that nikon's built for this hood. the standard snap fit didn't have any problems, not sure why they redesigned it (other than because they can).


  7. thomas

    thomas Guest

    70-200 hood solution

    I lost two original hoods and I am now using the HN-31. It says in place but has to screwed in.
    It has the advantage that you can turn a polarizer with the hood.
    (It is the hood for the 85/1.4)
  8. Ken-L

    Ken-L Guest

    The hood of my 80-400VR has a similar "loose" issue. I put a couple of small pieces of tape at a couple of strategic points on the hood, so that it fits snug in all positions.
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