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    Default If you dont like the hood for your lens...

    would you get a step up ring for the hood of your choice?
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    Yes, and alter, modd or add-on ... whatever's necessary to make a hood effective.

    MOST manufacturers' hoods are too conservatively designed - not really effective.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dream Merchant View Post
    Yes, and alter, modd or add-on ... whatever's necessary to make a hood effective.

    MOST manufacturers' hoods are too conservatively designed - not really effective.
    ...but but but...the original hoods are so much more chio than the 3rd party ones!
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    If you have the kit lens, and you don't like the hood, don't use a hood. The kit lens has a hood that's made to be used for 18mm on EF-S lenses for 58mm filter threads.

    For the larger 77mm threads, there are alternatives. I bought my 17-40L which came with the 17mm petal hood for fullframe lenses which didn't work well on my 1.6crop. So I bought the efs17-55 hood and it works well now.
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    I like to zhng my hood. xD Black colour so ugly. I always stick stickers around it
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    how to zhng??!? my lens hood is those clip on to the kit lens... u mean they sell those lens hood can be screws to the filter thread...

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    I thought it was made clear to you - with the exception of a handful of lenses, almost all hoods do not mount on the filter thread.

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    What do you hope to achieve with the "better" lens hood anyway?

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    Default Re: If you dont like the hood for your lens...

    Quote Originally Posted by Blur Shadow View Post
    What do you hope to achieve with the "better" lens hood anyway?
    Less chance of lens flare, etc...
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    I see. Hmm... I've always thought that the original hoods were sufficient. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blur Shadow View Post
    I see. Hmm... I've always thought that the original hoods were sufficient. Thanks.
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    Default Re: If you dont like the hood for your lens...

    If you are using crop sensor camera with a FF lenses, you can have a "longer hood" than the original hood. Because you are not shooting using the entire lens' surface area.

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