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"RE: Flowe type hoods"

mklass Platinum Member As a semi-professional involved in all manner of photographic genres including portraiture, sports, commercial, and events coverage, Mick is always ready to help Nikonians by sharing his deep knowledge of photography and printing. Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 08th Dec 2006
Fri 29-Jun-12 05:23 PM | edited Fri 29-Jun-12 05:28 PM by mklass


As Brian points out, the hoods are designed for the lenses that you have. There is a reason that they are the shape they are: They do the best job keeping unwanted light from ruining your shot. If you look at petal shaped hoods, they are very different from one another based on the characteristics of the lens they are mounted on.

Use the hoods that came with your lenses and concentrate on getting the best image possible. That will make you a professional sooner that the look of your equipment.

The only time you may want to use a different hood is when shooting at an aquarium or zoo when you want to use a rubber hood pressed against the glass to minimize reflections and stray light.

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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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