#5. "RE: Flowe type hoods" In response to In response to 3 Mon 02-Jul-12 04:07 AM by Skyco
Roanoke Island, US
>>Welcome to Nikonians, Antonio >> >>You're right that many "professional" lenses >come >>with a flower- or petal-shaped lens hood. Such hood work >>better to shade unwanted light because the camera image >is >>rectangular, not round. The hoods have deeper >>"petals" at the top and bottom, medium at the >sides >>and shallowest in the corners. >> >>However, the front of both of your lenses rotates when >you >>focus - that means that the hood would rotate too, and >would >>therefore be misaligned, causing black shadows along the >>edghes and in the corners of the image >> >>Pro lenses tend to have non-rotating front parts, hence >they >>don't have this problem. > >Thank you for the reply, i so guess i am stuck with the stock >hoods. Oh well, i thought i would give it a try.
Welcome to Nikonians Antonio,
I have a pedal lens hood for the Nikon 18 - 55 wide angle zoom lens It is a screw in model so you can adjust the side blades if they get in the way. I notice that the focus rotation of the front lens isn't much but if it gets in the way you can rotate the side blades.
I will happily trade you even for your non pro looking lens hood.
I hope you enjoy your Nikons. You have very good equipment.
"Humans don't rise to the occasion. Instead, we fall to our level of training and experience". Archilochus, a Greek soldier and poet. The best photo advice I ever received was at a John Shaw workshop. "... Practice your craft... ... Pixels are free...Practice... experiment with your camera".