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Nov 1, 2016 14:48:08   #
ChiefEW
 
I purchased two Nikon lens hoods for my Nikon 5300. One for the 85 lens and the other for the 200 lens. The lens hoods seem to big for the lens and keep falling off. The ones I purchased were the ones recommended for each lens. Any suggestion on how to keep it on the camera, or would I be better off returning them?
Thanks.
ChiefEW

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Nov 1, 2016 14:55:42   #
ggttc
 
Put it on and twist till it locks.

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Nov 1, 2016 14:59:05   #
rmalarz (a regular here)
 

--Bob

ggttc wrote:
Put it on and twist till it locks.

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Nov 1, 2016 15:04:12   #
ChiefEW
 
That's the problem. It will not lock.
Thanks.

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Nov 1, 2016 15:06:53   #
ChiefEW
 
That's the problem. It will not lock.
Thanks.

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Nov 1, 2016 15:15:14   #
tsilva
 
since you don't state if they are nikon or 3rd party, guess I'll go with duct tape or superglue

or maybe you could contact the place you bought them from and ask them instead of asking a bunch of people who have no clue what you bought and get a bunch of useless answers like this one

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Nov 1, 2016 15:20:35   #
Silverman
 
ChiefEW wrote:
That's the problem. It will not lock.
Thanks.

If it does not lock on correctly, it is not the right lens hood, or if off brand, made wrong.

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Nov 1, 2016 16:14:51   #
rmorrison1116 (a regular here)
 
tsilva wrote:
since you don't state if they are nikon or 3rd party, guess I'll go with duct tape or superglue

or maybe you could contact the place you bought them from and ask them instead of asking a bunch of people who have no clue what you bought and get a bunch of useless answers like this one


No, you don't want to use duct tape, you want to use gaffers tape. Duct tape, at least good duct tape, would be difficult to remove and would probably leave a sticky residue behind. Gaffers tape on the other hand should peel of quite easily and leave no nasty sticky residue on your Nikon hoods and unknown make lenses. Also, super glue bonds at a molecular level and may not work well on plastic hoods and lens parts, the surface is not porous enough for the super glue to sink in and bond. Depending on how permanent you want the hoods attached to the lenses, you may either want to use a good plastic glue or no glue at all. Usually glue is supposed to be permanent and who wants to permanently mount hoods to their lenses. Well, maybe some folks do but I'm sure they are in the minority.
The best advice is, and I quote, "maybe you could contact the place you bought them from and ask them instead of asking a bunch of people who have no clue what you bought and get a bunch of useless answers like this one".

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Nov 1, 2016 16:59:51   #
rmalarz (a regular here)
 
Perhaps if you specifically listed the lenses you have and which specific lens hood you purchased, we'd have a better shot at providing some guidance.
--Bob


ChiefEW wrote:
I purchased two Nikon lens hoods for my Nikon 5300. One for the 85 lens and the other for the 200 lens. The lens hoods seem to big for the lens and keep falling off. The ones I purchased were the ones recommended for each lens. Any suggestion on how to keep it on the camera, or would I be better off returning them?
Thanks.
ChiefEW

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Nov 1, 2016 17:00:24   #
jim quist
 
After I had one fall off I began using gaffer tape to tape the lens hoods onto my lenses. If you are not familiar with gaffer tape: it doesn't leave any residue when you remove it. It is also good for taping backdrops to a wall because it comes right off.

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Nov 1, 2016 17:00:51   #
rmalarz (a regular here)
 
Agreed, duct tape is a poor suggestion. I'd recommend JB Weld.
--Bob


rmorrison1116 wrote:
No, you don't want to use duct tape, you want to use gaffers tape. Duct tape, at least good duct tape, would be difficult to remove and would probably leave a sticky residue behind. Gaffers tape on the other hand should peel of quite easily and leave no nasty sticky residue on your Nikon hoods and unknown make lenses. Also, super glue bonds at a molecular level and may not work well on plastic hoods and lens parts, the surface is not porous enough for the super glue to sink in and bond. Depending on how permanent you want the hoods attached to the lenses, you may either want to use a good plastic glue or no glue at all. Usually glue is supposed to be permanent and who wants to permanently mount hoods to their lenses. Well, maybe some folks do but I'm sure they are in the minority.
The best advice is, and I quote, "maybe you could contact the place you bought them from and ask them instead of asking a bunch of people who have no clue what you bought and get a bunch of useless answers like this one".
No, you don't want to use duct tape, you want to u... (show quote)

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Nov 1, 2016 23:53:04   #
ChiefEW
 
I purchased the Nikon HB-34 Lens hood for the Nikon 55-200mm F/4-5.6G ED AF-s DX Nikor and the Nikon HB-69 for the AF-s DX Nikor 18-55mm VRII Lens. (Nikon 5300) These were recommended on the Adorama website for each lens. Today I tried changing them to the other lens. They are a little difficult to get on, but once on they lock in. The big difference now is the longer hood is on the 55 lens and the shorter one is on the 200 lens. Would that make a difference? Not sure if I should return them or use them the way they are now fitting. Thanks for the input.

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Nov 2, 2016 00:17:37   #
rmorrison1116 (a regular here)
 
rmalarz wrote:
Agreed, duct tape is a poor suggestion. I'd recommend JB Weld.
--Bob


That's what I was trying to remember, JB Weld, all I could think of was goop.

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Nov 2, 2016 02:14:30   #
R.G. (a regular here)
 
I bought a JJC replacement hood that was cheaper than a Nikon hood and feels more solid.

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Nov 2, 2016 05:31:48   #
RWR (a regular here)
 
ChiefEW wrote:
I purchased the Nikon HB-34 Lens hood for the Nikon 55-200mm F/4-5.6G ED AF-s DX Nikor and the Nikon HB-69 for the AF-s DX Nikor 18-55mm VRII Lens. (Nikon 5300) These were recommended on the Adorama website for each lens. Today I tried changing them to the other lens. They are a little difficult to get on, but once on they lock in. The big difference now is the longer hood is on the 55 lens and the shorter one is on the 200 lens. Would that make a difference? Not sure if I should return them or use them the way they are now fitting. Thanks for the input.
I purchased the Nikon HB-34 Lens hood for the Niko... (show quote)

The HB-34 is the correct hood for the 55~200, the HB-69 is correct for the 18~55 lens. They should not be interchanged!
This video explains how to attach and remove the HB-34, the procedure is the same for the HB-69:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9PmVwSsCU0

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