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07-18-2008, 01:03 PM   #1
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Replacement Lens Hood for 18-55mm Kit Lens?

The lens hood on my 18-55mm kit lens no longer locks in place. It appears some part of the plastic retaining ringhas worn down so it twists on, but doesn't lock on. Thus, it tends to fall off if it brushes up against something (e.g., when I put it down, or when slung over my shoulder).
Does anyone know where/if I can get a replacement? Alternatively, is there a way to make it 'lock' again?
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QuoteOriginally posted by atnbirdie Quote
Alternatively, is there a way to make it 'lock' again?
I've had some success building up minute amounts of worn plastic using superglue, allowing it to build onto itself if needed. It dries pretty hard.
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Jodocast96- Thanks for the link. However, I think I'll try Roger's fix before dropping $32+ on a lens hood.
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Replacement Lens Hood-Super Glue

Roger, thanks for the super glue tip. It worked like a charm. I put a thin layer on the surface of all the locking tabs, let it dry, and the hood is nice and snug now.
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I'm glad it worked for you.
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Steve,
You can buy another 18-55 off market place for $50 with a hood. Remove the hood and resell it for $40 less hood or keep it for a spare.

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QuoteOriginally posted by atnbirdie Quote
The lens hood on my 18-55mm kit lens no longer locks in place. It appears some part of the plastic retaining ringhas worn down so it twists on, but doesn't lock on. Thus, it tends to fall off if it brushes up against something (e.g., when I put it down, or when slung over my shoulder).
Does anyone know where/if I can get a replacement? Alternatively, is there a way to make it 'lock' again?
Thanks,
Steve
07-20-2008, 03:19 PM   #8
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check ebay, I just replaced one for my K10d

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