Putting a lens hood on the Canon 70-300

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Don Trust
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Putting a lens hood on the Canon 70-300
Sep 20, 2007

Does anyone else find this a PITA?

Actually, I guess it would be the same for any lens that the front element rotates, but isn't full time manual focus.

OK, question is; has anyone noticed whether it does any harm to attach the hood while the lens is set to AF, and the torque of putting the hood on causes the lens to rotate? (the part that rotates when focusing)

I try to remember to set the lens to MF so there is no strain on the motor, but sometimes I forget, like just a few minutes ago.

I'm going to call Canon and ask them, but I figure that they will take the easy way out and tell me it's a no-no just to cover their butt. (not cynical am I

Anywho, any thoughts one way or the other?

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