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"RE: Flowe type hoods"

adinis Gold Member Nikonian since 21st Jun 2012
Fri 29-Jun-12 05:23 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.

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.

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