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| p.1 #14 · lens hood alternative 35/85 non L. |
Oops -- sorry about the 85mm thread size, but the same applies.
DH -- I must have 20 different aftermarket hoods, half screw-in metal, and half plastic replica, and I haven't had one failure. I'm not saying it's not possible, but the odds are in someone's favor.
Another advantage of the screw-in metal: I'm going back to re-check my Samyang 85/1.4, and already had a replacement hood (the original is too big for me) from heavystar with the cap. Looking at it today, and rummaging through my hoods and step up rings, I found a nice 77mm wide that I could use a 72mm to 77mm step up to bring down the overall length, while still giving decent hooding for side lighting. Step-up rings make for lots of interesting combinations.
The ones I had fail were the ones with a sort of wire contraption to release the lugs so the hood fits on - the ones for my 50mm 1.8, 50mm 1.4 and a 70-300IS all broke the first or second time I used them with the wire coming out.
I'm not saying if I had been incredibly careful with them they wouldn't have survived but as I treated them the same as I would have a Canon hood they didn't have the same durability.