Great lens, not so great hood
October 17, 2018
The lens is a bit heavy but great for viewing angles. Great lens. On the other hand the hood itself is very flimsy. I guess they took material out of the hood to make it as light as possible. The head gear is very comfortable but..... the locks that hold the hood in the up position are flimsy and when I bend over the hood falls unless you have the side knobs so tight that you can't move the hood. This was fixed by putting some heat shrink on the nubs that hold it up. Still the side knobs constantly loosen and will not keep tension. Finally after 20 hours of use one of the side knobs cracked in half. I contacted Kimberly Clark warranty department and they are sending new head gear to me. Customer support was great but it is funny that the person I spoke to had never heard of Miller welding products. I will say it is a good hood but you need to know what you are getting.
ProsLens, head gear is comfortable
ConsFlimsy hood. Poor design on hood to head gear parts.