It is a little hard to explain. Maybe a video would be better, but I'll do my best. The hood is a bayonet style. There is a ring that needs to be removed first before attaching the hood. It appears to be a small spring loaded piece of metal that makes it feel like a magnet. The resistance is a bit too weak and a couple of times when I take the camera out of a bag or pick up the lens the hood will be loose and easily comes off.Is there a close-up that shows the hood detail that you mentioned?