Would this bug you? Or would you just learn to live with it?

2 years 4 months ago #558508 by J Hemingway
I just bought a new 70-200mm and the lens hood is so lose and keeps falling off.  I'm using black electric tape to keep it on.  

However after 2 weeks of taking on and off, this is getting old already.  Just thinking if it might be petty to return lens for this.

Would you live with it or return it?


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2 years 4 months ago #558510 by Vespista
Hi and happy new year.
I would be taking it back.
These lenses are expensive and the cap is there to look after the front element, which it won't be able to do if it keeps falling off.
Besides, you've paid for something which is not fulfilling its intended purpose, so it's a design / manufacture fault.
You're not being petty!


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2 years 4 months ago #558511 by Bryston3bsst
If you're referring to the Canon 70-200 2.8 I have one and the lens hood is very snug. In fact, Ive bumped it many times and it stays put.

Regardless of the brand it shouldn't require tape to stay on. That's cheesy. I would contact the manufacturer.


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2 years 4 months ago #558513 by Vespista
Yep, having just re-read your post, I see you refer to the hood, not the cap. My mistake, but the same applies.
Take it back.


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2 years 4 months ago #558521 by garyrhook
Yes, take it back to the store and request an exchange or fix. That's ridiculous. Every hood I have is snug to the point of difficult until a part breaks. You may just have a broken one. Can't say more, I shoot Nikon. :whistle:


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2 years 4 months ago #558560 by effron
I'd return it....

Why so serious?
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2 years 4 months ago #558590 by Joe Vertz
Easy:  take it back

That would bug me considering the cost of gear these days


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2 years 4 months ago #558653 by Jessa Layton
Oh yeah, definitely.  Return it, that would really get at me. 


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2 years 4 months ago #558692 by Zach Mosher
I would have sent it back day #1.  There is no way I would attempt to deal with it.  


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2 years 4 months ago #558712 by Kelly Lambert
+1 for the return.  No question.  Return  

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2 years 4 months ago #558742 by Kid Prodigy
I had a Sigma lens that had the same problem a couple years ago.  That lens I returned too.

Canon EOS 7D|Canon EF 70-200mm F/2.8L USM |
Canon EF 50mm F/1.4 USM |
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2 years 4 months ago #558752 by Prago
Send back, be done with it

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