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AquaTechMedium Soft Hood Collapsing Hood for Lenses from 200mm f/2 - 500mm f/4
 
4.1

(based on 9 reviews)

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (8)
  • Durable (5)
  • Easily interchangeable (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Wildlife photos (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (4), Pro photographer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)

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3.0

A good hood... only.

By D-Weezy

from Southern California

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Integrates Well
  • Quick Deployment

Cons

  • Too Flimsy

Best Uses

    Comments about AquaTech Medium Soft Hood Collapsing Hood for Lenses from 200mm f/2 - 500mm f/4:

    Needed a quick hood solution for my 400mm after my factory CF hood decided to go rappelling down a cliff while at Pikes Peak Hill Climb this year >_<. I love Aquatech products in the water, and was happy to see they offer a cost effective solution. I love that it works great as a hood. Deployment is quick, simple, and integrates well with the lens. I dislike the feel when I'm grabbing the hood for stability; those of you with big glass know what I'm talking about. That rigid feel of laying your hand atop the hood just isn't there. Other than that, its a great product that does its primary function well. I'm assuming one could get used to it not being a rigid hood, but for me... I can't.

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    5.0

    MUST HAVE!

    By Don Patrol

    from Jersey Shore

    About Me Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday use
      • Landscape Photography
      • Portraits
      • Traveling

      Comments about AquaTech Medium Soft Hood Collapsing Hood for Lenses from 200mm f/2 - 500mm f/4:

      I adapted this to fit my Nikon 300mm f/4 and it works GREAT! I use the lens to shoot surf professionally, mostly on the east coast. The lens hood built into the lens is barely adequate;add a 1.4 converter and forget about it! This hood was easy to re-fit and easily handles the early morning glare off the water and builds in great contrast to the images as well!

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      4.0

      Good Product

      By Nikonbug

      from Nashville

      About Me Semi-Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use
        • Landscape Photography
        • Traveling

        Comments about AquaTech Medium Soft Hood Collapsing Hood for Lenses from 200mm f/2 - 500mm f/4:

        This is to go on a 500mm f4 lens. It is a flat flexible cover that rolls around the end of the lens, and is held together by velcro and clasps. It does seem to be a lot of $$ for what it is, but there is really no other alternative since Nikon in their infinite wisdom does not make a replacement lens hood for the 500mm f4.

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        3.0

        Maybe, Maybe not

        By Brad

        from Greenville NC

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Tough To Attach

        Best Uses

          Comments about AquaTech Medium Soft Hood Collapsing Hood for Lenses from 200mm f/2 - 500mm f/4:

          Seems to be a great concept and maybe I just got a bad one. I ordered the medium for a 500 f4, but, when in place, the velcro hardly touched so there is not a great or tight fit. The plastic buckles are adjustable so I was able to get it to fit but there is no way I would stand such an expensive lens on this hood. Great concept though. Guess I could have tried the large but simply returned it.

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          3.0

          Collapsing Hood by Aqua Tech

          By Thomas from Sweden

          from Finspång, Sweden

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Sports/Action
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about AquaTech Medium Soft Hood Collapsing Hood for Lenses from 200mm f/2 - 500mm f/4:

            I have only tried it out once, but it's saves space in the camera bag. I think the design is really smart. I like the way those Aussies think.

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            5.0

            Good product

            By N.C.

            from San Jose, CA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Durable
            • Easily Interchangeable
            • Lightweight
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Wildlife Photos

              Comments about AquaTech Medium Soft Hood Collapsing Hood for Lenses from 200mm f/2 - 500mm f/4:

              The original hood for my old red ring version Tokina 300mm f/2.8 lens would not allow quick release plate attached in hood reverse position. This soft hood works very well as replacement. It also makes the whole system smaller and lighter in storage position. The only cons may be the relative high price.
              This soft hood also work with my 800mm mirror lens with 105mm front diameter, and it greatly improves contrast of the mirror lens.

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              5.0

              Great Hood for the price

              By photodyki

              from Washington, DC

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Lightweight
              • Rugged

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Sports/Action
                • Wildlife Photos

                Comments about AquaTech Medium Soft Hood Collapsing Hood for Lenses from 200mm f/2 - 500mm f/4:

                I use this hood as a replacement for the hood that was taken from my lens. I tried to order a regular replacement from Nikon but the cost was ridiculous.
                What I love about this hood is the ease of placement, durability and its' weather resisitance. Recently, I was out on an assignment when it started to drizzle. I was concerned that the hood would get soaked and come off....nothing was farther from the truth. The hood stayed on, I was able to get my shot and the glass stayed clean. The ease of use and the lack of weight makes this cover an ideal replacement for my hood

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                4.0

                easy and compact

                By peter138

                from bonney lake,wa

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easily Interchangeable
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Wildlife Photos

                  Comments about AquaTech Medium Soft Hood Collapsing Hood for Lenses from 200mm f/2 - 500mm f/4:

                  good for travelling and works as a hood ,and much cheaper to replace than the original hood.

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                  5.0

                  Just the ticket for the avid traveler

                  By WildImages

                  from Aurora, Colorado

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easily Interchangeable
                  • Lightweight
                  • Rugged
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                  • Black-would prefer Canon

                  Best Uses

                  • Wildlife Photos

                  Comments about AquaTech Medium Soft Hood Collapsing Hood for Lenses from 200mm f/2 - 500mm f/4:

                  I was skeptical that this lens hood would substitute for the Canon hood that came with the 500mm f4 lens but I was not disappointed. It is strong, mounts to the lens firmly and does not vignette. It is easy to securely attach it to the end of the lens as the hood has counter groves that fit exactly the ridges on the lens. The adjustable snap straps attach it firmly in place. The best part, when traveling, this hood essentially unrolls making it flat where it fits nicely in the bottom of your suitcase. It will also fit flat in your backpack if you prefer to carry all your equipment on a plane. This is what I have been looking for to avoid the bulk of the factory lenshood, something I always had a problem with packing. With the way it is constructed, there is not a problem changing it quickly from the 500mm to the 300mm f2.8 lens. You will not be sorry you purchased this item.

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