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"RE: Flowe type hoods"

briantilley Gold Member Deep knowledge of bodies and lens; high level photography skills Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 26th Jan 2003
Fri 29-Jun-12 05:06 PM

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.

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A general, generic topic Flowe type hoods [View all] , adinis Gold Member , Fri 29-Jun-12 01:42 PM
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