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Printable Lens Hoods
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Well - I can comment on this as I recently had a nasty accident with my gear at a wedding.

Managed to knock the 5D with 24-70 2.8 L and 580EX flash off a limestone wall for a metre+ fall onto concrete Sad

That is about $8000 AU worth of gear. The terrible thing was that I didn't even know I had done it until I heard the sound of my gear hitting the concrete behind me.

The hard plastic Canon lens hood definitely saved the lens, 5D has a little scuff (not as bad as when I took a fall on a glacier with it) and the 580EX snapped at the bottom. Fortunately this is a sacraficial part designed by Canon for events just like this - cost me $45 to get the part.

So - total cost for repair of possible $8000 accident - $45 plus delivery fee for overnight freight of $10 = $55 AU. Thanks Canon for great design. Thank you God for my little miracle.

The moral of the story - be more careful Chris... and spend the extra for the original plastic lens hood.

Despite how all this sounds I do take good care of my gear - but accidents do happen.
Canon stuff.
  


Messages In This Thread
Printable Lens Hoods - by shuttertalk - Feb 11, 2007, 00:36
Printable Lens Hoods - by Keith Alan - Feb 11, 2007, 02:53
Printable Lens Hoods - by shuttertalk - Feb 11, 2007, 04:02
Printable Lens Hoods - by Keith Alan - Feb 11, 2007, 13:20
Printable Lens Hoods - by NT73 - Feb 11, 2007, 13:26
Printable Lens Hoods - by shuttertalk - Feb 11, 2007, 14:34
Printable Lens Hoods - by matthew - Feb 11, 2007, 15:35
Printable Lens Hoods - by Paul.R.Lindqvist - Feb 11, 2007, 18:42
Printable Lens Hoods - by NT73 - Feb 11, 2007, 19:26
Printable Lens Hoods - by Keith Alan - Feb 11, 2007, 21:24
Printable Lens Hoods - by Paul.R.Lindqvist - Feb 12, 2007, 00:48
Printable Lens Hoods - by NT73 - Feb 12, 2007, 05:30
Printable Lens Hoods - by NT73 - Feb 12, 2007, 20:05
Printable Lens Hoods - by NT73 - Feb 12, 2007, 20:10
Printable Lens Hoods - by shuttertalk - Feb 12, 2007, 20:17
Printable Lens Hoods - by NT73 - Feb 12, 2007, 20:27
Printable Lens Hoods - by Wedding Shooter - Feb 13, 2007, 01:46
Printable Lens Hoods - by NT73 - Feb 13, 2007, 13:31
Printable Lens Hoods - by Toad - Feb 13, 2007, 13:45
Printable Lens Hoods - by NT73 - Feb 13, 2007, 14:52
Printable Lens Hoods - by Toad - Feb 13, 2007, 14:56
Printable Lens Hoods - by shuttertalk - Feb 13, 2007, 18:32
Printable Lens Hoods - by Wedding Shooter - Feb 13, 2007, 22:03
Printable Lens Hoods - by Toad - Feb 14, 2007, 00:04
Printable Lens Hoods - by NT73 - Feb 15, 2007, 12:36
Printable Lens Hoods - by shuttertalk - Feb 15, 2007, 18:02

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