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01-06-2010, 04:10 PM   #1
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Broken Hood

I was outside today with camera&lens around neck and inside my coat,had my hood
(DA 55-300) in small slingpack on my back.When I was getting ready to shoot ,I
mounted hood to lens front and rotated to engage lugs ,breaking big deal
stuff happens ,always another home little bit ago,went B&H's on web
and found out its $64 to replace it OUCH!
Anybody Know if any of Pentax"s other,cheaper plastic hoods would be good replacment?

01-06-2010, 05:47 PM   #2
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Have you considered repairing your broken hood? It doesn't have to be pretty.

01-06-2010, 06:59 PM   #3
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Hi Tom,got the gorilla glue goin now ,just dont know how a repair will stand up over the long run
01-06-2010, 07:15 PM   #4
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What about generic-type lens hoods from ebay or the like?

01-06-2010, 08:11 PM   #5
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How about for the 55-200? Anyone know if that'd fit? I'm pretty sure I saw at least knockoffs for those somewhere.
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The third party screw-on hoods are a lot more hassle than the easy fitting OEM hood for the 55-300.
If it's salvageable, repair it and hopefully it will still fit.
I did the same thing to my 16-50's hood and it certainly isn't pretty now after supergluing it, but it's functional and not worth replacing for whatever astronomical price it would go for and shipped to Australia...
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Hi Ash,hey to all guys, thanks for the support,your right Ash.I've used some of those old rubber
things back in my film days and it seemed like if I were out in the sun for any length of time
ozone would degrade them to the point were I was buying another weeks later.Don't like the ideal of a metal one either...metal on plastic and all that.Found one on the net , best offer or $48 I'm
gonna low-ball an offer to em..see what happens .also have sigma 70-300 with 58mm front end
worst comes to worst I'll get the jewllers files and moto tool out and put em to work.

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