Are rubber lens hoods any good?

Mamiya rubber lens hoods are very rigid and don’t collapse like the cheapo versions on eBay. You’d need to apply a fair amount of force before they collapse down, and they feature a rigid metal ring embedded in the rubber at the front end. I think they do as good a job as plastic or metal hoods in terms of protection..

What kind of lens hood should I get?

A Cylindrical Lens Hood will generally work well and gets the job done. This type of lens hood is often used with a prime or telephoto lens and will completely block stray light. Even more popular are Petal Lens Hoods (sometimes called a Tulip Lens Hood).

What is a tulip lens hood for?

Petal (or tulip) lens hoods are uniquely designed to be shorter and have curved notches that strategically block out light while maximizing the frame size offered by a wide angle lens and full-frame camera sensors. It typically has four petals and you need to rotate them correctly so they don’t end up in your frame.

Why are lens hoods petal shaped?

The shape of a petal lens hood allows it to extend as far as possible beyond the lens without showing up in the frame. Lenses are circular, but the pictures we take are rectangular. If these petal lens hoods were perfectly round, the corners of the hood would be in the picture.

Do lens hoods cause vignetting?

Since the wide angle lens has a wider angle of view, part of the scene covered by the lens is cut off by the lens hood and vignetting occurs. The right figure below shows a wide angle lens hood mounted on a telephoto lens. In this case, light rays that are not within the angle of view can also reach the lens.

Can you put lens cap over filter?

can you use a pinch lens cap over this filter? The Answer is Yes. You can use a pinch cap over most filters. ALL my lenses have a filter of some sort on them.

Do Canon lenses come with hoods?

Canon L Lens series lenses generally ship with the proper lens hood. Non-L Canon lens hoods generally cost about $25-$35 and are available from many of the retailers on this site.

How do you attach a Canon tulip lens hood?

The hoods are very easy to connect to the lens.

  1. Attach the lens to the camera body by aligning the red dot on the lens with the red dot on the camera body.
  2. Align the red dot on the lens hood with the red dot on the end of the lens.
  3. Turn the lens hood clockwise until it locks into place.

How do you put a tulip lens hood on?

When should you not use a lens hood?

There are times when you might not want to use a lens hood. This is when you actually want to create lens flare or when you are using the pop-up flash on your camera. On some cameras, the light from the pop-up flash will be blocked by the lens hood and create a shadow in the bottom of your picture.

How do you attach a lens hood?


  1. 1 Align the red dots on the hood and lens edges.
  2. 2 Turn the hood as shown in the illustration. Turn the lens hood clockwise until it attaches securely. If the hood is not properly attached, it may obstruct the image’s periphery, making it look dark.

Can you use a lens hood and filter at the same time?

If you’re still unsure whether to use a lens hood or UV filter it’s useful to know that you can use both at the same time, if you wish to do so.

Are camera hoods universal?

Lens hood mountings are far from universal. There are different methods of attaching them to different lenses, so diameter is not the only factor. As to threaded ones, its kind of difficult to put a lens cap on a lens with a hood threaded on it.

How do lens hoods attach?

Do all lens filters fit all lenses? Namely, your old filters may not fit your new lens. So do you have to buy all new filters too? Thankfully, no. If you needed to buy an all-new circular polarizer, neutral-density or UV filter with every new lens, you’d quickly go broke—not to mention the hassle of carrying multiples of every filter you ever wanted.

How do I know my lens filter size? If your lens has a filter thread, you’ll need to find out the lens diameter. In many cases, it’s marked some on the barrel of the lens itself with the ø followed by a number. That refers to millimeters. So ø58, for instance, would mean it will take 58mm screw-in filters.

Should I use a lens hood on a cloudy day?

Here’s a good rule of thumb: if you’re photographing – attach the lens hood. A lot of photographers feel that if the sun is behind them, or if it’s an overcast day, that there’s no need for a lens hood. Sometimes that’s true, but you’d be surprised at the number of situations in which you need to shade your lens.

What does a tulip lens cover do?

Petal Lens Hoods

Petal (or tulip) lens hoods are uniquely designed to be shorter and have curved notches that strategically block out light while maximizing the frame size offered by a wide angle lens and full-frame camera sensors.

How do you use a lens hood for photography?

How do you measure for a lens hood?

The hood thread size is the same as the filter thread size, which is usually found on the inside of the lens cap: 52mm, 58mm, etc. Sometimes, you can find it on the lens itself, depending on the make. If the have the manuals for the lenses, you can also find it there.

How do you put a lens hood on a camera?

How do I stop vignette?

Stop Down Your Lens

Vignetting is most obvious at wide apertures. To reduce vignetting, try to stop down your lens to a narrower aperture.

Why are my photos dark in the corners?

A common cause of black or dark corners in a photo is using a lens designed for cropped sensors on a camera with a larger sensor. Other reasons are the lens hood is incorrectly mounted or using poorly designed filters that block out more of the light around the edge of the image, called vignetting.

What is a bayonet lens hood? Bayonet-mount lens hoods

The most common type of lens hood is the plastic bayonet-mount cylinder that screws to the front end of the lens housing. These come bundled with most high-end lenses and are usually offered as accessories for cheaper lenses.

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