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2 Year Asurion Camera Accident Protection Planfrom Asurion, LLC
- Covers failures due to drops, spills and cracked screens and other mechanical and electrical breakdowns.
- No deductibles or hidden fees. Shipping included on all repairs. Fully transferable.
- Easy claims process online 24/7. If we can't fix it, we will send you an Amazon e-Card reimbursement for your product purchase price.
- Plan term and select coverage begins date of purchase and is inclusive of the manufacturer's warranty. All other coverage begins after the manufacturer's warranty expires. Plan is fully refunded if canceled within 30 days.
- Plan contract will be emailed from Asurion within 24 hours of purchase. This will not ship with your product.
OP/TECH USA Hood Hat - Small (Black)
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- Protects lens and shade against dust, moisture and impact
- Cylindrical design for better fit
- Neoprene stretches for a custom fit on round or elliptical shades
- Approx. 3" - 3.5" Diameter (7,6cm - 8,9cm)
- Made in the USA
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Ideal protection for lenses and sunshades
- Approx. size: 3"–3.5" Ø (7,6cm–8,9cm)
- Materials: Neoprene and leather tabs
- Made in the USA
Don’t go out unprotected!
By adding a Hood Hat to your gear, your expensive lens and sunshade are protected from bumps and bruises while also keeping your lens free from dust and moisture.
The neoprene Hood Hat can be used on your lens alone or added to a sunshade when mounted in the shooting position or stored backwards on the lens. To find the perfect fit for your purpose, print out the Application Guide located in the Technical Specifications. Place your lens or sunshade directly on the chart to determine the best fit.
Try using the Hood Hats on your camera lenses, spotting scopes, telescopes, flashlights and binoculars.
Cylindrical design for better fit
Its tapered cylindrical design makes it easy to apply and easy to remove, yet the snug friction fit keeps it securely in place.
Versatile neoprene cover stretches to fit a range of sizes and shapes
The Hood Hat slides over the sunshade when mounted in the forward or backwards position to give added protection against dust, moisture and impact. The neoprene also stretches for a custom fit on round or elliptical sunshades.
Stores easily when not in use
The soft neoprene material allows you to store the Hood Hat easily in a pocket or camera bag when not in use.
The Hood Hat is available in many sizes so you can get the perfect fit!
About OP/TECH USA
OP/TECH USA is proud to be a family-owned and operated company with over 95% of our products made in our Belgrade, Montana factory.
Our product offering has expanded greatly since we started in 1982, yet our commitment to superior function and quality remains. Our products carry a lifetime warranty against defects in materials or workmanship because we feel that people still want a company and product that they can depend on. We know once you try our products and become part of our extended family, you will 'Feel the Difference.'
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Finally you can protect your lens when using a hood or sunshade. The neoprene Hood Hatslides over the sunshade to protect the lens from dust, moisture and impact. Its tapered cylindrical design makes it easy to apply and easy to remove, yet won't fall off. When combined with the Lens Sleeve (sold separately) it creates an ideal solution for storing lenses with hoods. When shooting with longer lenses the Hood Hat can be joined with our exclusive Lens Support Adaptor to combine lens protection with stabilization. Hood Hat is sure to be an essential part of your gear.
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Why do companies keep making this stuff that clearly never reaches even the beta-stage before they start selling it? It should be longer (deeper) the opening should be wider and taper-Narrow towards the bottom.
I scratched this lens because Nikon hasn't improved its lens caps in 50 years. They work great on old school smaller lenses, but on large lenses they pop off again and again at the slightest brush. They also have no tether connector (this does, so a second star). When traveling, hiking climbing, I went through 3 lens caps until I was able to buy one that I could tether. (also the lens shade is duct taped because it pops off....sigh.) For climbing I made a loop in my backpack (also in my day bag) straps that I used as a chest holster. While bicycling I could even snap-shoot from the loop. This is not rocket science. All this junk looks great in a photo on Amazon-- In the field? NOT practical. I've already redesigned this and will sew my own. My qualifications? 40 years professional photographer, slinging Nikons since the Nikkormat.
OP/TECH's Hood Hats are perfect for my needs. Maybe I'm just getting old or I've just spent too many hours working on hot engines with bare hands but I'm really starting to hate the 'pinch' style lens covers. They're hard to put on with a hood and I've totally given up trying not to drop one when taking them off. Then after they're off I never have anywhere to put it and I hate putting them in pants pockets because I'm sure I'll forget eventually and sit down and break one. I don't want to toss them because I DO use them for storage and transport. Sony is very proud of their everything so I'd hate to be replacing covers 4-5 times a year. Hood Hats will never break. Ever. Sit on them, step on them, run them over with a car, they're fine.
Hood Hats also do something that plastic lens covers don't. I shoot from a vehicle a lot and much of that is off road, and/or I'm in and out of the vehicle a lot. Typically I sit my camera on the passenger side seat or on the console between the seats. A lens cover does absolutely nothing to protect the hood from scuffs and bumps. Like random bumps against the door jam or door when getting in and out of the vehicle. Hood Hats are thick neoprene so they offer some cushion between the lens/lens hood and whatever the lens/hood is resting on. Usually I try to set my camera on something soft but when you're bouncing all over the place, things don't always stay where you put them. So, if the lens/hood ends up resting on the parking brake handle I don't have hard plastic bouncing on hard plastic until I can stop and reposition things.
Depending on the lens hood, these seal tight to the hood. IMHO, doing a better job of keeping dust off the front element than a normal hard plastic lens cover.
They are super easy to handle, unlike slippery hard plastic covers. They're light. They won't break in sub freezing weather. The medium and large are too big to get lost if you set one down in a hurry. Oh, and they don't slide around on leather upholstery like hard plastic does. :)
Pros? Everything above.
Cons? Two handed job to put one on. They can be removed and stored with one hand - IM experience - faster than a plastic lens cover, but its definitely a two handed job to put it back. The good part is that after a few times you can do that just as fast as putting on a plastic cover. Not ***PRACTICAL*** with some lens hoods. I'm not saying "not COMPATIBLE" - practical is NOT the same as compatible. Very short, very wide hoods may not be good candidates IMHO. I have a Minolta 28-70 mm G with a hood that's about 1" tall and much larger in diameter than the lens itself. Does OP/TECH make a Hood Hat that diameter? Yes. The issue is that the hood is SO short and so wide compared to the lens that when the Hood Hat is installed its kind of a floppy mess. THIS IS NOT a problem with the Hood Hat, its just a really horked up Minolta design. I LOVE that lens but that has to be the dumbest hood design ever. I have had ABSOLUTELY no issues with the Hood Hat on Sony's 16-35mm Zeiss or 70-400 SSM G II, both of which use a 'petal' style hood.
PAY ATTENTION: Hood Hats are stretchy and soft (which is what makes them really cool). However, they offer slightly more than zero protection of the front element/filter(s) from impact. They will NOT stop anything smaller than the diameter of the lens hood from contacting the element/filter if there is any force involved. If the hood is short (or you have no hood installed) like my Minolta lens then that means EVERYTHING will contact the front element/filter. The 'slightly more than zero' part is that at least the neoprene is thick. This is why I still keep the plastic lens covers for storage and transport. I only use the Hood Hats in the field. The rest of the time I keep the OEM lens cover in place and put the Hood Hat over the top of everything.
KEEP PAYING ATTENTION: These might not be the new hotness for those of you who dump your cameras in a bag (shoulder bag, whatever) while wandering around on foot, bike, whatever. I photograph in dusty areas so its inevitable that dust is going to get on the inside of the Hood Hat. The last thing I want is tough neoprene with scratchy silica pressed up against a filter or worse the front element being worked back and forth by walking, biking, horseback riding, vehicle motion or whatever. Effectively you might as well have a piece of sandpaper rubbing up against the front of your camera lens. Since the only time my camera is in a 'bag' is in transit (as noted above, a plastic lens cover is then installed), this isn't a concern of mine.
In truth, I really wouldn't recommend Hood Hats for constant use without a hood installed in normal operating position on the lens. In the case of my Minolta 28-70mm lens, its probably not even a good idea WITH the hood installed. Really one needs something more solid on the front than a Hood Hat to protect the glass from impact/contact. Also, if you're clumsy and tend to drop and/or whack your camera up against things, you might want to stick with standard lens covers.
However, under the circumstances I use them, they rock, and I would definitely recommend them. I just wish they'd come out about 40 years ago. :)
Be careful and double check the diameter measurements of your lenses. I goofed the first time and bought a medium Hood Hat, and it was too big for the intended lens.
Hopefully, these will be harder to lose than a plastic lens cap, and will cushion and protect the lens even better.
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