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


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Flashbulb

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would you get a step up ring for the hood of your choice?
 

Dream Merchant

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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.
 

Headshotzx

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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.
 

hammie

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I like to zhng my hood. xD Black colour so ugly. I always stick stickers around it
 

maximize

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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...
 

calebk

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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.
 

Blur Shadow

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

Blur Shadow

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I see. Hmm... I've always thought that the original hoods were sufficient. Thanks.
 

Leong23

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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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