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General accessories Batteries, eye cups, power grips, straps, eyepiece magnifiers, cables, remotes and much more.

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Old 16th September 2018
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Re: It came away in her hands

A bit disappointing that something as simple as a lens hod should be over-engineered to such an extent that it regularly fails in normal use. Life expectancy (if not warranties) should be in decades for such a simple item. Tech designers are often too ready to over-engineer something (perhaps to justify their own jobs) and then things get released to the market with insufficient resilience testing.
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Re: It came away in her hands

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Thanks. I've now ordered one to have as a back up.

I didn't think before buying that it was coming from Shenzhen, GD, China, which is now suffering from that severe typhoon. I also bought a small tub of silicon grease from that region too (for tripod pivot lubing etc). I might receive the items or I might not. Them's the breaks if I don't. I'm more concerned for all the people being affected from the Philippines, Hong Kong & Mainland China now.
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Re: It came away in her hands

An update for those who may be interested.

After several months and much use I am pleased to report that this repair is holding well. I guess the key to success is hitting on the correct glue.


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Re: It came away in her hands

Hec any chance you could post a bit of an explanation as to how you did the final repair? and what exactly the glue was?
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Re: It came away in her hands

I used a gel superglue from Lidl on my hood off the 40-150mmF2.8
N.B. I glued it and then left a couple of hours before re-fitting; on opening the hood a couple of days later, there was a light white deposit from the evaporated superglue solvent on the knurled focussing ring.
In future, I'd leave it a day or two in a warm place before re-fitting.
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Re: It came away in her hands

Although I have not had any mishaps yet, the JJC hood for the Olympus 60mm f2.8 Macro lens feels as though something may give. I seldom use it and the sliding function is more than a bit dodgy. The more expensive Olympus' own hood is no better - a friend has it and hates it as much.

Fortunately for me, I found a 30+ year old German made thick rubber hood with a 49mm thread. I don't even recall when I bought it but must have been in the mid-80s when I acquired a lot of used accessories. By adding a 49-46mm step-down ring, I am able to use it with the Macro lens very satisfactorily.
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