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    Default Problem with lens hood!

    I always got this problem using a 3rd lens hood on my 18-55mm lens. It blocks the the corners of my photos taken. Is this a usual problem on lens hoods?

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    It's a problem of using the wrong lens hood. Please note that lens hoods are differently shaped - depending on the lens. Use one that is suitable for the focal length of your lens. Which lens hood are you using?
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    its the petal type. Ususally the problem occurs when I zoom in on a subject.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jed091270 View Post
    its the petal type. Ususally the problem occurs when I zoom in on a subject.
    you can't use petal hoods on the 18-55. This lens has turning front lens element so your petal hood will get turned together during AF. There is a reason why the OEM hood is round instead of petal.

    Either you get a proper hood or try to turn back the petal hood after you acquire focus lock.
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    Thanks so much. I will heed your advice.
    7D w/ 70-300mm/50mm1.8/70-200F4L/17-50mm F2.8

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    Default Re: Problem with lens hood!

    For the kit lens, the hood is usually a round one, and is rather shallow, about 1cm deep only. This is to avoid vignetting at the wide-angle end. If you can do without a lens hood, would be better, unless the situation calls for it.
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    There are rubber lens hoods (Hoya) that you screw on the filter thread. They are expandable so that you can adjust the length according your focal length.
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    Just take note. EW hoods are petal hoods and ET hoods are round hoods. The W stands for wide angle/UWA (focal length < 50mm) and T stands for telephoto (focal length > 50mm). Check online which hood better suits your lens type. Like when I first bought my 100mm macro, i told the retailer i am looking for petal hood, and they recommended me round hoods for the above reason. does your hood state whether it is EW or ET?
    I love macro close-up and portrait photography

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    Quote Originally Posted by zzhihuaa View Post
    Just take note. EW hoods are petal hoods and ET hoods are round hoods. The W stands for wide angle/UWA (focal length < 50mm) and T stands for telephoto (focal length > 50mm). Check online which hood better suits your lens type. Like when I first bought my 100mm macro, i told the retailer i am looking for petal hood, and they recommended me round hoods for the above reason. does your hood state whether it is EW or ET?
    Sorry bro I have to correct you: EW is for wide-angle lens and ET is for telephoto; you're correct on that but those acronyms do not represent petal or round hoods. The hoods for 70-200 f/2.8 are petal hoods and they are ET-83 and ET-86 respectively.

    Most of the time Canon lens use round hoods because of their turning front lens element. Not sure why most telephoto has round hood but I read somewhere that the round hoods are meant for photographers to rest their lens on flat surface, with the lens mount facing upwards; something like this:


    By the way TS already said he bought a 3rd party petal hood.
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