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    Question is there a petal shape lens hood for AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G

    lost my original lens hood, now looking to buy new one
    but is there a petal shape lens hood?

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    Default Re: is there a petal shape lens hood for AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G

    I normally only see petal hoods in lenses that have a wide angle.
    Otherwise to get a petal hood for normal (angle) lens like 35mm is just for the 'cool' factor?
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    Default Re: is there a petal shape lens hood for AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G

    I don't think there is a petal shape hood for 52mm thread size. They seem to be all round shape. But maybe there's third-party petal hoods for it.
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    Default Re: is there a petal shape lens hood for AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G

    It's not so much the thread diameter, but more the angle of view of the lens.
    With wide angle lenses, there is a risk of vignetting at the corners, hence the petal shape.
    But a lot of people think the petal shape is cool, so they want to get that hood.

    I thought the really 'pro' lenses like 300 f/2.8, etc only come with round hoods? Isn't that even more cool, to have the same kind of hood as those super-pro lenses?
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    Default Re: is there a petal shape lens hood for AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G

    Actually round hoods are better. You can put your lens face down and it will stay nicely.

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    Default Re: is there a petal shape lens hood for AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G

    Actually I'm looking for cutout figures that goes around the hood (you know, like the paper ones you fold into many folds and cut the figure out with scissors, and then you spread them open with many figures hand-in-hand?).

    Nah!... Actually I don't care, what comes with the lens - I'd use it OOTB. As long as it protects the bare lens like it is suppose to, I'm gamed coz I don't use filter...

    Good that you mentioned pro lenses come with round ones - I didn't notice that. You can rest it on a flat stable base while changing lenses - good idea! As for UWA lens using petals to prevent vignetting - I see your point. Haven't gotten a UWA yet (still thinking fixed or variable f/2.8).

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    Default Re: is there a petal shape lens hood for AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G

    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    Actually round hoods are better. You can put your lens face down and it will stay nicely.
    Agree, I do the same. But petal shaped hoods have the nice reverse mount possibility that 3rd party round hoods (for filter thread) don't have. Makes the lens + round hood a bit longer.
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    Default Re: is there a petal shape lens hood for AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G

    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    Actually round hoods are better. You can put your lens face down and it will stay nicely.
    Yes i do the same as well.

    Well, TS you should always use the recommended lens hood for the lens (HB-46?) and not to get any other shaped lens. This might introduce vignette to your pictures; or not being able to fully block the stray lights, defeating the purpose of a hood.

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    Default Re: is there a petal shape lens hood for AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G

    Quote Originally Posted by lamberry View Post
    lost my original lens hood, now looking to buy new one
    but is there a petal shape lens hood?
    I use the round metal hood for the old 50mm f1.8. I tried in on kit lens, vignette!
    round is better..petal looks cooler...
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    Default Re: is there a petal shape lens hood for AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G

    Quote Originally Posted by ZerocoolAstra View Post
    It's not so much the thread diameter, but more the angle of view of the lens.
    With wide angle lenses, there is a risk of vignetting at the corners, hence the petal shape.
    But a lot of people think the petal shape is cool, so they want to get that hood.

    I thought the really 'pro' lenses like 300 f/2.8, etc only come with round hoods? Isn't that even more cool, to have the same kind of hood as those super-pro lenses?
    It also depends on whether the front element rotates during zoom. So petal hood will not be ideal. Rotating front will have no effect on round hoods.

    But since TS stated a prime lens, shouldn't have rotating front element then.

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    Default Re: is there a petal shape lens hood for AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G

    Quote Originally Posted by Octarine View Post
    Agree, I do the same. But petal shaped hoods have the nice reverse mount possibility that 3rd party round hoods (for filter thread) don't have. Makes the lens + round hood a bit longer.
    Actually bro, the original one that came with the 35 is ok being mounted backwards. I think TS should just get the original hood (or copy of original).

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    Default Re: is there a petal shape lens hood for AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G

    Quote Originally Posted by ovaltinemilo View Post
    I use the round metal hood for the old 50mm f1.8. I tried in on kit lens, vignette!
    round is better..petal looks cooler...
    Metal hoods are sweet! I have 2 of them... harder to find nowadays.

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