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    Default What is the lens hood for ???

    the external hood that can be remove ... is it for protecting the lens from some glare ?? or what is it for does it helps in any way

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    yes, to shield from glare, just like a baseball cap

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    It also helps to protect the lens in the event when u bang your lens against a hard object. Just as cars need bumpers, so do lenses.

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    Also makes the lens aesthetically pleasing... IMO anyway... haha...
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    also make it harder for you to pack your camera bags!

    heh..

    Quote Originally Posted by nickmak
    Also makes the lens aesthetically pleasing... IMO anyway... haha...

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    make the camera i am using looks more professional
    tho my skills are far from pro

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    lens hood is for eating.. right garion?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clown
    lens hood is for eating.. right garion?
    It's actually quite a handy tool for baking too. Makes a fantastic cutter for cookies.

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    LOL all sorts of funny comment makes me feel like "hardwarezone eatdrinkmanwomen" forum hahaha ... agree it looks damn nice with it on dont know why , the first time i got my camera i dont know what is it for so i just leave it on

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    actually petal hood is hard to pack in bag due to its shape. and since its hard plastic, u wil lscared to crack the petals

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    I use those rubber lens hood that can fold back.Much better IMHO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by user111
    actually petal hood is hard to pack in bag due to its shape. and since its hard plastic, u wil lscared to crack the petals
    Most hoods can be reverse mounted for easy storage.

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    haha .. yeah lens hood to block glare from bright sun light when shooting outdoors ... but imo .. it makes your cam look ALOT cooler ... and ALOT more pro =P

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    Lens hood is my standard accessories, I rarely shoot without one.
    It prevents flare, improve contrast & extra protection for the front element.



    Talking about aesthetics...

    The beauties are usually the medium range to telephoto petal/tulip type hoods.

    The so-so ones are those circular type...
    The oversize circular hood on EF 70-200 f/4 looks like toilet bowl suction cup.

    The real uglies belongs to those ultra wide angles...They're also a pain to store.

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    Hello guys,

    Yar man! Lens hood really makes my camera looks damn pro! And I love the way it feels when you point your camera at your subject and your subject is staring and get intimidated by the hood instead of looking into the lens. Ha ha ha ha.

    But take note guys, remember to take it off when using flash photography because the hood will block off some lighting from the speedlight of the camera itself. Unless you are using external speedlight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by henavs
    The so-so ones are those circular type...
    The oversize circular hood on EF 70-200 f/4 looks like toilet bowl suction cup.

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    more like the ones to store the toliet brush or the toliet paper with!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lars
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    huh?

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    Last edited by Clown; 4th March 2005 at 11:07 AM.
    sigh.

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    hey anyone know where to get those petal/tulip type hood ? for my minolta lens think is 55mm .... where can i get it and roughly how much

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    Quote Originally Posted by S11loop
    hey anyone know where to get those petal/tulip type hood ? for my minolta lens think is 55mm .... where can i get it and roughly how much
    screw on hoods are mostly non-petal. cuz petal hoods are lens specific.
    sigh.

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    you also use them to make perfect shape eggs

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