Existence of compatible lens hood
Hello, this is Teppei in Koyo Orient Japan.
I check around Amazon when I want to buy a base body of camera for the test of our Anti-stray light kit. (Regarding genuine lens hood of Nikon, I feel Amazon offer the lowest price than the others. It is my impression from many mail order site comparison.)
There are so many compatible lens hoods in the market. The price is around US$ 10, and it is relatively cheaper than genuine' product. On the other hand, about the Anti-Stray light effect, it is said that many products are inferior compared with the genuine'. In other words, when you use compatible lens hood, and use our stray light reduction kit, I think it is good combination. So, I believe it is so-called Win- Win relationship.
However, I am wondering how accurately such compatible products made. The reason why I concerning is because our kit length is designed according to genuine products’ inner development length.
For example, if the inner diameter of the compatible product is 1mm smaller than genuine', the development length of the inner circumference becomes 3mm or shorter. Even though our kit has some room of gaps, but if it is more than 3mm, it cannot be fit.
Then I bought a white compatible lens hood
After a certain while, I found a white compatible lens hood.
Have you ever seen a White lens?
First of all, Canon's high-end white lens is representative of them. It is said the reason of white color is to prevent heat, and at the same time, it also became a brand image as a luxurious lens.
Another is also Canon's EOS Kiss white lens kit. This is white color, but it's a low-price popular model. In order to change the image of people that all cameras are monotone black, it has been changed of the camera body and lens color to fashionable white.
However, it seems the black color is the base of genuine's lens hood. So, it happened mismatching of color if you use such white lens hood. That is the reason why such a white compatible lens hood has been released by a third party.
And then I found something good. It is “Canon compatible Lens Hood (EW-63C White) released by Glory.
That is leftmost in the above photo.
This is the model that matches to the EOS Kiss white lens kit. I also saw some review comments that the matte texture is fit and looks so good. It is good the it is lower price model, but on the other so the inner surface has NO Anti-stray light treatment. So, if you use our Stray-Light Reduction kit, you may become comfortable. It's Win- Win! I have decided to buy EW-63C White for the test.
Sticking our Stray Light Reduction kit on the compatible lens hood. Will it fit to?
Canon Compatible Lens Hood (EW-63C White) by Glory has just arrived. A message card and mobile phone cleaner are also packed together as a gift.
Actually, we don't have a genuine lens, so we can't clearly judge the color is match or not, but we can say the matte finishing is good vibes anyway.
Then let's stick them on it right now!
Using our Fineshut Stray Light Reduction kit for EW-63C. Since this kit is now on sale on Amazon, please check it from here!
I'm now trying to stick them on it. After finished, my impression is " It's quite easy!
The inside surface of the genuine lens hood is rough because it has Anti-Stray light treatment and painted by black color. On the other hand, the inside surface of this compatible lens hood is quite smooth. It seems it's just molded and as it is.
In order to stick our Lens Hood Stray Light Reduction kit to inside of the lens hood, first you should make the kit wet by water with dishwashing detergent. Using such liquid, it makes the friction less, then you can stick the kit on a good position.
This time, I added normal amount of dishwashing detergent (about 5% of the water), so it became so slippery. Thanks to this, final position adjustment was quite easy.
And then, the most important point is the shape....
It fits so so good!!
What is the technology making the shape of the compatible lens hood is exactly same as genuine? It's so amazing.
Anyway, isn't it so cool? By the linear cutting line, don’t you feel it look like a mechanical? If you are EOS Kiss loyal customer, you should check the white color and the Anti-stray light effect level like flocking finish.
If you are interested, please try it!
Pose with a satisfied smile!
Because these compatible lens hood may have some specification change or manufactured period deference or dimension dispersion of each product, so pleased be considered that this time fitness test was one of the lucky results.