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AquaTech SoftHood Collapsing Hood for 600mm f/4 & 400mm f/2.8 Lenses

B&H # AQSH60044002 Mfr # 1380
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The Aqua Tech SoftHood, being light and collapsible and very difficult to damage, is a practical alternative to the originally-supplied metal or carbon fiber hoods that you find with the enormous lenses for SLR cameras.

This particular model fits any 600mm f/4 and 400mm f/2.8 lens; it comes with a pair of compression straps to perfectly affix the SoftHood to the outer diameter of your lens barrel no matter the maker.  SoftHood's faster to deploy than a 'reversed' normal hood since you just extend it from its collapsed state, and of course with a name like Aqua Tech it was designed with excellent water resistance in mind.

Lighter than manufacturers' hoods
Compresses when not in use, and does not need to be reversed
Fits any 400mm f/2.8 or 600mm f/4 lens
Resistant to moisture and abrasion
AquaTech SoftHood Collapsing Hood for 600mm f/4 & 400mm f/2.8 Lenses
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    AquaTechSoftHood Collapsing Hood for 600mm f/4 & 400mm f/2.8 Lenses
     
    4.4

    (based on 7 reviews)

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    83%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (4)
    • Strong construction (4)
    • Lightweight (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Semi-pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (6)

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      2.0

      Vignettes with Nikkor 600mm f4

      By JB

      from Maryland

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Well made

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Sports/Action
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about AquaTech SoftHood Collapsing Hood for 600mm f/4 & 400mm f/2.8 Lenses:

        The hood is difficult to attach but once attached stays in place. It will support the weight of the lens and camera. Unfortunately, it vignettes with the 600mm f4.

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        5.0

        Good replacement and travel hood; pricey

        By Star gazer

        from Crownsville, MD

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • Expensive

        Best Uses

        • Replacement Hood
        • Travel

        Comments about AquaTech SoftHood Collapsing Hood for 600mm f/4 & 400mm f/2.8 Lenses:

        I needed a replacement hood for my 600mm Nikon lens and the hard, 2 piece original from Nikon is expensive. I had borrowed the Aquatech to use on a recent trip and I liked it. It is reasonably light, can either fold flat or wrap around the lens for extra protection while in travel. It fits well around the lens and the straps allow it to be tightened. If you carry the lens with the hood attached on a walk or hike, it is possible that the hood could detach if it hits something, but then the hard hood could break. The Aquatech is also a little shorter than the two piece hard hood.

        I have used the hood several times and I like it and recommend it. My only complaint is that it is expensive for something made out of fabric and plastic, but it is very well made. Other reviews say you can stand the lens upright on the hood. I would not recommend that with the weight of the 600mm lens.

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        5.0

        Needed for travel

        By Mykey

        from Lighthouse Point, FL

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about AquaTech SoftHood Collapsing Hood for 600mm f/4 & 400mm f/2.8 Lenses:

            The stock hood can only fit in my clothes bag. This allows packing in my camera carry on.

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            4.0

            Chillin in tha 'hood with the Softhood

            By AdidasAlcantara

            from Honolulu, HI

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Lightweight
            • Rugged
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Where Lens Hood Is Needed

              Comments about AquaTech SoftHood Collapsing Hood for 600mm f/4 & 400mm f/2.8 Lenses:

              When looking for a replacement hood for my 400 2.8L Non-IS, I had no other alternative but to purchase this in its stead. To be quite honest, at first, I wasn't really impressed with Aquatech's product from the photos and other advertisements. But when out the box and onto my glass, this hood is quite sturdy and in fact a lot more stoic in the flesh.Only gripes here is that a little too pricey for my taste and not really too crazy about the turquoise logo on the black (not shallow but just too distracting). Other than that, a recommended product for photographers looking for an inexpensive alternative to the real thing.

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              5.0

              What a money and life saver!!

              By Doug - The Bird Photographer

              from Cleveland, OH

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easily Interchangeable
              • Lightweight
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about AquaTech SoftHood Collapsing Hood for 600mm f/4 & 400mm f/2.8 Lenses:

                  I have a non IS Canon 600mm lens. Well, the hood started to fall apart, specifically the parts needed to clamp/screw the hood to the lens.

                  If I wanted a new hood, I'd be looking at in the neighborhood of $600-$800. The parts themselves would cost me over $100 if I just went that route.

                  Then somebody pointed me to the Softhood.

                  WOW! Everything in the description about the hood is the truth. As soon as I got it, I layed it out flat, lined up the grooves on the hood with the rim of my lens, velcro and snap it...done! All in about the same time as it would've taken me to put my Canon hood on and screw it tight.

                  The length is close to the original hood, its strong enough to stand your lens/body on end and it folds away flat. Plus, I save a little in weight.

                  As far as the view, no obstruction at all.

                  My next purchase will be their lens cap.

                  Whatever size lens you have, you won't be sorry if you pick this for your next lens hood.

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                  5.0

                  SoftHood Collapsing Hood for 600mm f/4 &

                  By Jack

                  from Florida - Boca Raton

                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Traveling

                    Comments about AquaTech SoftHood Collapsing Hood for 600mm f/4 & 400mm f/2.8 Lenses:

                    much more convenient than the original hood when travelling and packing

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                    5.0

                    good product

                    By jean marc jansen

                    from juaye mondaye FRANCE

                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Traveling

                      Comments about AquaTech SoftHood Collapsing Hood for 600mm f/4 & 400mm f/2.8 Lenses:

                      nature photography (french)

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