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Lens Hoods

22 Nov 2006 4:03PM
The last lens hood I had could be seen at the corners of the image at the widest focal length (35mm), the widest focal length I have now is 18mm (used with digital camera, and is the equivilant of 28mm in film. I want to buy online, what features should I consider when buying a lens hood (58mm thread), if wanting to avoid the problem I have spoke about.

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justin c 16 5.1k 36 England
22 Nov 2006 4:06PM
Just buy the lens hood that is designed for that specific lens.It should be fine then.

User_Removed 16 17.9k 8 Norway
22 Nov 2006 4:44PM
...or try these. Cheap and effective.
keithh 16 25.6k 33 Wallis And Futuna
22 Nov 2006 4:48PM
I didn't know Blue Peter made lens hoods!
22 Nov 2006 4:55PM
I presume Mr Otley was just tying to be "helpful", so I have clicked to show this to just be polite or perhaps I have a sence of humor[i], [/i]but I will go for the "more expensive" option, thank you.
justin c 16 5.1k 36 England
22 Nov 2006 4:57PM

Quote:...or try these. Cheap and effective.

Printable lens hoods.......what ever next!!

I'm waiting for the new and improved designs to come out.....I've got 3 washing-up liquid bottles,17 toilet rolls,2 tubes of glitter and even a red marker pen for the famous L series 'red ring', saved especially.
Soon as the technical drawings are published,it's all systems go. Smile
keithh 16 25.6k 33 Wallis And Futuna
22 Nov 2006 4:58PM
For the red line look just wrap a red elastic band around it.
justin c 16 5.1k 36 England
22 Nov 2006 4:59PM
Nice one Keith.Saves a few bob on the marker pen and will no doubt look much more profesional.
keithh 16 25.6k 33 Wallis And Futuna
22 Nov 2006 5:01PM
Just remember to replace it once a month 'cos if it ever twangs it could have your eye out.
justin c 16 5.1k 36 England
22 Nov 2006 5:03PM
But of course.No point having this high tech stuff if your not prepared to maintain it correctly.
22 Nov 2006 6:22PM
If having a sence of humor, would justify the word helpful, your replies would fit perfectly Smile please note the green highlights
Paul Morgan 19 19.4k 6 England
22 Nov 2006 7:42PM
c_evans99 16 7.0k 1 Wales
22 Nov 2006 9:12PM
Hey there's nothing wrong with homemade lenshoods, some of us have to - try walking into Jessops and asking for 28.5mm slip on hood for a Zeiss Contina III Smile

The only thing I'd suggest about buying one is to find one with internal threading to that you're not increasing the risk of vignetting by screwing the hood into a filter rather than the lens.

uggyy 14 2.1k 9 Scotland
22 Nov 2006 10:45PM
easy to store too...

cracking site, book marked that one... Suppose you could even use some plastic material and make one more sturdy with the pattern...

Just Jas Plus
18 26.3k 1 England
22 Nov 2006 11:03PM
Buy a Hama rubber telescopic lens hood that folds back on itself to cover many angles of view.

I have one on my S6022Z.

Various lens thread sizes available.


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