Excerpt: Biggest piece of garbage . . . I'm on my fourth one in about as many years. This hood is made of a particularly brittle type of plastic, and the bayonets lock is prone to breaking as well. Certainly not worth $[$].
Excerpt: This is the manufacturer's replacement for the hood that comes with the 70-200mm 2.8 G lens. If you don't have one , get one . This hood not only works to block any uv rays that hit your sensor when shooting in harsh lights but also protects the lens when not in use and placed back over the lens.
Excerpt: I keep the hood on my lens because I am often climbing or crawling around for the shot. I use it as protection more than a sun shade. That proved to be an accurate use when I fractured the hood along the riverbank. No, super glue did not work. Bought the original to be sure of fit and reliability.