Newbie on Lens hood


boobic

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Dec 1, 2010
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Hi All, like to ask anyone here about lens hood.

Wanted to get a flower hood for my wide lens. but i notice, if i fixed the flower hood to my wide lens( screw in type), when i press my shutter halfway, the lens and the hood will rotate too..is this un-usual?:confused:

thanks
 

Rashkae

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Nov 28, 2005
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It means you should NOT have gotten a petal hood for your lens. You should have gotten the circular type.
 

boobic

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Dec 1, 2010
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It means you should NOT have gotten a petal hood for your lens. You should have gotten the circular type.
thanks bro, noted. i have not yet get the petal hood. shall go for e circular instead.:)
 

Rawbeansta

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Front-rotating lenses should not be used with a screw-in type of lens hood.

You should either use the circular type as mentioned by Rashkae, or the bayonet-type of lens hood.
 

Reportage

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Nov 24, 2008
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actually even on lens that are supposed to use petal hoods, i do find i get somewhat better contrast using the circular ones.
 

namespace

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Correct me if I'm wrong. Usually lens manufacturers will have some information on what type of hood is suitable for thier lenses.
 

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