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

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

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

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AquaTech 1381 overview

  • 1Description

The AquaTech Medium Soft Hood, 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 lenses from 200mm f/2 through 500mm f/4. It comes with a pair of compression straps to perfectly affix the Soft Hood to the outer diameter of your lens barrel no matter the maker. The Soft Hood is lighter than the hoods originally supplied with most lenses, and is made from waterproof, abrasion-resistant nylon.

Lighter than manufacturers' hoods
Compresses when not in use, and does not need to be reversed
Fits lenses from 200mm f/2 through 500mm f/4, including the following:
  • Canon 200mm f/2 IS
  • Canon 300mm f/2.8 IS
  • Canon 300mm f/2.8 IS II
  • Canon 500mm f/4 IS
  • Canon 500mm f/4 IS II
  • Canon 200-400mm f/4
  • Nikon 200mm f/2L IF ED
  • Nikon 300mm f/2.8G IF ED
  • Nikon 500mm f/4 ED VR
  • Nikon 200-400mm f/4 IF ED
Waterproof and abrasion-resistant nylon
UPC: 810778001013
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AquaTech Medium Soft Hood Collapsing Hood for Lenses from 200mm f/2 - 500mm f/4
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty Against Manufacturer's Defects
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    • 1Description

    AquaTech 1381 specs

    Material Nylon
    Dimensions 21.0 x 7.7" / 53.3 x 19.6 cm
    Weight 12.9 oz / 366.0 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.25 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.7 x 5.6 x 5.3"

    AquaTech 1381 reviews

    Medium Soft Hood Collapsing Hood for Lenses from 200mm f/2 - 500mm f/4 is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 12.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Hood for the price 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
    Date published: 2010-08-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just the ticket for the avid traveler 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.
    Date published: 2010-04-12
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from A good hood... only. 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.
    Date published: 2014-08-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid and practical I bought an old beat up Nikon 500/4P that was missing a hood, and this was a perfect solution. It unfolds flat for easy packing, and is easy to attach/detach from the lens. It is quite a bit heavier and more solid than I expected, but neither is it too heavy. I do stand the lens on this hood sometimes, but I'm careful to make sure the ground is level and the consequence of tumbling over are not too severe. I think this hood provides excellent protection for the front of the lens, it seems like somebody could swing a baseball bat into the front while attached and the lens would be untouched.
    Date published: 2018-09-27
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from easy and compact good for travelling and works as a hood ,and much cheaper to replace than the original hood.
    Date published: 2010-04-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Product 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.
    Date published: 2013-11-01
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Maybe, Maybe not 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.
    Date published: 2011-06-14
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Collapsing Hood by Aqua Tech 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.
    Date published: 2011-03-15
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