Holy Crap! The lens hood for the new 800mm f/5.6 costs $1,078.96!

Started Feb 8, 2013 | Discussions thread
rgolub
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Re: I think it will be cheaper if you make your own out of cardboard. Does the same thing for less.
In reply to wasserball, Feb 9, 2013

I suppose they don't have to made out of carbon fiber, but it's an excellent choice.  Strong and lightweight.  Remember, weight is a big deal on these monsters and the hoods are BIG.

Nikon has been using carbon fiber lens hoods on their exotic teles for a long time.  I'd be floored if the flagship lens didn't have it (or something more esoteric).

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