Lens Shade for 35-105 f3.5 FD ?

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Can someone tell me what is the correct lens hood for the Canon FD f3.5 35-105 two touch zoom? Thanks

-- Jack Gorfien (jgorfien@worldnet.att.net), January 31, 2001


You will need a BW-72B hood.

BTW, if you need one I have a spare.


-- Duane K (dkucheran@creo.com), January 31, 2001.

That would be the one Canon made, but I think one should really use a multi-position collapsible rubber hood or a compendium shade with a zoom lens. A solid hood is only good at the short end and is too short at the long end. Hama makes a 5-position rubber hood and Hoya makes a 3-position hood, if I remember correctly.

-- David Goldfarb (dgoldfarb@barnard.edu), January 31, 2001.

I have been traveling in Europe for over 20 years and have taken 10K photos or so. I have used canon cameras and two lenses that I have used a lot and with great admiration are the 20-35 3.5L and 35-105 3.5. Both of these lense use a 72mm filter and both use the bt-72 hood. I also own a 55mm canon lens that came with the collapsable type 58mm hood. My advice from my extensive experience with the 20-35mm lens is to buy a hard bt 72 hood, put it on the lens and don't ever take it off unless you can't pack your lens back in your camera bag. I say this because this hood is designeg to block side light from your photos. Normally it might not be a big deal but Murphy's law says that that one great photo you take will be ruined by a sun-spot and beleive me it will happen sooner or later. I was recently in Verona italy and I took what would have been the BEST pic out of maybe 5000 of ny slides but I was too lazy to put the awkward hood on the lens and my slide ended up with glare runing right down the middle of it. That really ruined my day. As for the collapsable type. This hood only functions if its not collapsed and when you go for that split second once in a lifetime photo against the sun-chances are you will forget to pop the shade.

-- david B. (daveoxfordus@yahoo.com), August 06, 2001.

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