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Old 25th January 2010
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Re: 70-300 lens hood

I know I'm a bit late with this but I obviously experience the same disconcerting noise whenever I remove the lens hood from it's storage position, so I've developed the following solution:

1. Before attaching the lens to the camera stand it upright on a flat surface.
2. With my left hand I grip the lens cap and push down reasonably firmly.
3. Remove lens hood with my right hand - noise free.

After use either do the same after removing camera from lens or zoom right out and remove the hood before detaching the lens from the camera - attach it in its storage position after removing from camera else you'll get the same problem but the other way round.

Hope this helps - it certainly makes me feel better!!
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