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Skyco Silver Member  Roanoke Island, US  Nikonian since 12th Mar 2012 Mon 02-Jul-12 04:04 AM
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#5. "RE: Flowe type hoods"
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Mon 02-Jul-12 04:07 AM by Skyco

>>Welcome to Nikonians, Antonio
>>You're right that many "professional" lenses
>>with a flower- or petal-shaped lens hood. Such hood work
>>better to shade unwanted light because the camera image
>>rectangular, not round. The hoods have deeper
>>"petals" at the top and bottom, medium at the
>>and shallowest in the corners.
>>However, the front of both of your lenses rotates when
>>focus - that means that the hood would rotate too, and
>>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
>>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.

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