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2.0 out of 5 stars Canon f/1.8 Users Beware, June 22, 2010
This review is from: Fotodiox Dedicated Lens Hood, for Canon EOS EF 50mm f/1.8 II Lens (replaces Canon ES-62) (Electronics)
I would suggest anyone who is considering purchasing this hood to strongly reconsider. A rubberized collapsible hood is the way to go.

While the 50mm f/1.8 is an exceptionally affordable lens and produces great photos, it has substantial weak points due to its plastic construction that prevent the use of a lens hood. The lens hood is very susceptible to sideways knocks which are exacerbated when the lens hood is attached. I bumped mine and as most people found, the front element dropped off. The interior of the lens is held together by four plastic clips. One or more of the tabs will be broken and while it is possible to re-attach it, the lens will be wobbly or have a much grittier auto-focus noise.

So, buyers beware: The increased leverage on the front element produced by this lens hood will break apart the lens upon a sideways impact especially when the front element is extended.
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Initial post: Oct 28, 2010 8:49:14 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 28, 2010 9:10:54 AM PDT
D. Wade says:
Can you provide a link to a rubberized collapsible hood that will fit? - Thanks!

UPDATE - Found it myself:

Zeikos ZE-LH52 52mm Soft Rubber Lens Hood - Black

Posted on Nov 9, 2010 1:47:42 AM PST
S. Jenai says:
How come you posted this same exact review word by word on a different product, the Canon ES-62 Lens Hood for EF 50mm f/1.8 II (w/ hood adapter 62)?

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 12, 2011 12:38:41 PM PST
J midWeston says:
I think he did because both hoods are stiff, rigid, non-rubber hoods. Thus any hood that is not rubber and flexible will damage the "Nifity Fify" lens. The problem is the combination of a stiff hood and the nifty Fifty's fragile mounting of the front element.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 21, 2011 7:11:03 PM PDT
Vick says:
I agree with @Jim T.
It's because it is almost the same thing. They are identical except an extra hood adapter and when assembled it might damage the lens.

Posted on Apr 11, 2013 6:58:49 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 11, 2013 7:04:03 AM PDT
Good idea, except that a couple of the rubberized hoods that I have for various lenses have all dry-rotted after a fairly short time. I did own the original Canon hood at one time. I stepped on the lens with hood attached, resulting in neither of them surviving.
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