Okay I don't even know where to begin. I have a Nikon N90S and I use a 28-200 lens for the majority of my shooting.
I would like to purchase a lens hood but know very little about what models work with what lens etc.
Is there somewhere online that describes each model type and what they are good for as well as what lenses they will fit on?
I'm looking for a good multi purpose one to cut back on some of the glare in bright sun.
Thanks a bunch,
p.s I'm gonna repost this in the photographyreview.com forum, so if you see it twice you're not seeing double ;o).
#1. "RE: Lens Hoods, I need some advice" | In response to Reply # 0f5fstop Basic MemberMon 18-Sep-00 06:12 PM
Most lens manufacturers sell a lens hood for each lens they market and sell. Not sure which lens you are talking about since you didn't say; however, I would go to the manufacturers website and see what they recommend. (I'm going to assume it is not the 200mm F3.5/5.6D IF AF Zoom-Nikkor, since according to Nikon's website the 28-200 lens is Supplied with the HB-12 lens shade. If it is the 200mm F3.5/5.6D IF AF Zoom-Nikkor, and you didn't receive the lens hood, check with Nikon, or at least you now know which lens hood to purchase.) If there is no recommendation by the lens manufacturer, then you can purchase non-OEM lens hoods.
The one thing you have to watch out for, if not using a manufacturers designated lens hood, is vignetting at the wider focus. Some non-OEM lens hoods can cause vignetting and unless using a pro camera with a 100% viewfinder, you will not notice the vignetting until you receive your prints or slides back from the developer.
They do make a wide angle rubber lens hood; however, you don't receive as much protection from side glare from the sun.
Hope that helps,
"Take only photographs, leave only footprints"
#2. "RE: Lens Hoods, I need some advice" | In response to Reply # 1frankie Basic MemberMon 18-Sep-00 06:36 PM
It might be worth it to note that non-oem wide-angle RUBBER hoods are a bit of a farce. While the rubber doesn't cause vignetting, the thread-ring is what actually gets in the way...
I wanted a more substantial rubber hood for my 28-80 but it wouldn't work for it for that reason...
#3. "RE: Lens Hoods, I need some advice" | In response to Reply # 2f5fstop Basic MemberMon 18-Sep-00 09:36 PM
I had one years ago, that had a thin-ring and was wide-angle, made of rubber, and I believe it was Hoya, but I wouldn't bet my paycheck on that. It worked great on my 28mm zoom lens. Since I switched to Tokina, the hoods have all been standard.
In fact, I might still have it somewhere...
"Take only photographs, leave only footprints"
#5. "RE: Lens Hoods, I need some advice" | In response to Reply # 3frankie Basic MemberTue 19-Sep-00 08:39 AM
Ok, those are a little more expensive than the generic "Henrys Camera" one I had.
For my old Rokunar 28mm, I found in a bargain-bin, a 'blad' 28mm metal lens shade for it. It's an oddity because it fits the Rokunars 58mm thread (and isn't most blad stuff bayonet?)... So I got that for 50 cents...
But ended up buying the way-too-expensive HB-20 for my 28-80 - 40$ for a little piece of plastic....
But everyone is doing that with name brands these days... Kind of obnoxious actually.
#4. "RE: Lens Hoods, I need some advice" | In response to Reply # 0
please be aware that lens hood for zoom cannot be the same degree efficient as for fixfocals: not to cause vignetting at wide angle (28 mm) the hood should be optimized for 28mm. It automatically makes such a hood very inefficient at the opposite end (200mm). -- It is true does not matter be it a native Nikon hood or a hood from 3rd party manufacturer.
If you use the tripod I can suggest a different approach. I saw somewhere (it seems to be a Mamiya RB67 manual or AD papers, the accessory section) a very simple and efficient device: a black not big screen (a piece of cardboard sized as your palm will do) has been fixed to a flexible arm; the other end of the arm has a plate which can be put and fixed between the camera and the tripod head. While adjusting the arm you can put the screen exactly in the position where it shades the lens front element from direct sunlight and at the same time does not appears in the frame. Obviously, if you want the sun to be present in the frame it does not work.
Even simpler approach is to use the palm of your own hand: if you use tripod and cable release it is the simpleast and cheapest way
#6. "RE: Lens Hoods, I need some advice" | In response to Reply # 4avm247 Charter MemberTue 19-Sep-00 12:07 PM
I typically carry a Kodak grey card in my kit and use it as a lens shade for the few times that I don't have one handy. I heard you can also use a wallet (don't like that idea, I'd lose too many things) a folded newspaper or a hat.
The Nikon System Handbook by Moose Peterson has a section on lens accessories and covers a little bit on which hoods can be used on what lens...
My two cents. Happy Shooting!
#7. "RE: Lens Hoods, I need some advice" | In response to Reply # 6