AquaTech SoftHood Collapsing Hood for 600mm f/4, 400mm f/2.8, and 800mm f/5.6 Lenses

AquaTech SoftHood Collapsing Hood for 600mm f/4, 400mm f/2.8, and 800mm f/5.6 Lenses

AquaTech SoftHood Collapsing Hood for 600mm f/4, 400mm f/2.8, and 800mm f/5.6 Lenses

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The Aqua Tech SoftHood, being lightweight 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 telephoto lenses for DSLR cameras.

This particular model fits 600mm f/4 and 400mm f/2.8 lenses, as well as the larger 800mm f/5.6. 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. The nylon SoftHood is waterproof and abrasion-resistant.

Lighter than manufacturers' hoods
Can be compressed when not in use
Waterproof, abrasion-resistant nylon
Fits following lenses:
  • Canon 400mm f/2.8 IS
  • Canon 400mm f/2.8 IS II
  • Canon 600mm f/4 IS
  • Canon 600mm f/4 IS II
  • Canon 800mm f/5.6 IS
  • Nikon 400mm f/2.8 ED VR
  • Nikon 600mm f/4G ED VR
  • Nikon 800mm f/5.6 E FL
UPC: 810778001006
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AquaTech SoftHood Collapsing Hood for 600mm f/4, 400mm f/2.8, and 800mm f/5.6 Lenses
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty Against Manufacturer's Defects
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    AquaTech SoftHood specs

    Mount Type Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Material Nylon
    Dimensions 23.4 x 9.6" / 59.4 x 24.4 cm
    Weight 17.6 oz / 500 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.6 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.7 x 5.5 x 5.4"

    AquaTech SoftHood reviews

    SoftHood Collapsing Hood for 600mm f/4, 400mm f/2.8, and 800mm f/5.6 Lenses is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 8.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Chillin in tha 'hood with the Softhood 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.
    Date published: 2012-09-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a money and life saver!! 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.
    Date published: 2012-04-06
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Vignettes with Nikkor 600mm f4 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.
    Date published: 2014-11-23
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Did Not Work for Me I ordered this as a replacement for my carbon fiber hood for my 400mm f2.8. The original Nikon hood is a pain to carry and mount on the lens. It is also expensive. I had hoped that the AquaTech soft hood would be a simpler and easier hood to use. I found that the hood is very well made although somewhat expensive.After installing the hood on my lens several times, I determined that it was more cumbersome than the original Nikon hood. I returned it to B&H.I have designed and will soon build a hood for this lens in the near future. My design will look professional, install very easily and will cost less than $, including my labor to build it. In the interim I will continue to use.I would encourage others to consider my thoughts but to try this hood yourselves. You may find that you like the hood. It is a quality product.
    Date published: 2015-11-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good replacement and travel hood; pricey 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.
    Date published: 2013-04-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Needed for travel The stock hood can only fit in my clothes bag. This allows packing in my camera carry on.
    Date published: 2012-11-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from SoftHood Collapsing Hood for 600mm f/4 & much more convenient than the original hood when travelling and packing
    Date published: 2011-07-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from good product nature photography (french)
    Date published: 2010-02-24
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