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A lens hood is a device which sticks onto a lens, which helps shield the lens from stray light. They often have a flower-shaped design, which gives maximum protection while minimizing the vignetting on the image.

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Lens hood. Why and when to use it?

I'm pretty new to photography. I'm just wondering if I need a sunshade, and what the benefits of having one are. Also, when would I really need to use it? I typically take landscape photographs. ...
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How does lens-hoods for pancake lenses work? (Canon EF 40mm with ES-52)

Normally I use lens-hoods on every of my glasses (flairlight blocker, lens protection). Some days ago a bought the Canon EF 40mm STM (Pancake-Lens). So I look for the fitting lens-hood and found the ...
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What is the practical purpose of a lens hood if any? [duplicate]

If a hood is to block unwanted light coming from the sides of the lens in use, because such light is detrimental to the picture taking, then hoods would be used at all times,because there almost ...
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What lens hood will fit Canon 80-200 f/4.5-5.6 (original)?

My in-law wants a lens hood for his Canon 80-200 f/4.5-5.6. This is the old version of this lens he inherited from someone, not the "II" version or USM version. I think the lens hood that will fit is ...
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How can I use a filter and hood with my Nikon L820?

I'm very new to the photography and don't have much knowledge. I have a Nikon L820 and want to add a hood and filter to it, however I don't know if it can be added directly, or what's the 'mm' rating ...
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Why are tulip lens hoods more expensive than cup lens hoods?

Why are tulip lens hoods costlier than cup lens hoods? Both types appear to be made of same material. Is it only the design, or something else?
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Is there any downside to using a knock-off lens hood?

Canon prices on these things are crazy, has anyone had a problem with a knock-off? What factors should I consider when evaluating a lens hood? $2.95 Lens Hood from China $31.84 Lens Hood from ...
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Should I leave the lens hood on my new 35mm f/1.8?

I got a new 35mm f/1.8 lens for my D40 and I am shooting all the pictures with the lens hood. Should I leave it on the lens all the time or are there some situations where I would need to take it off? ...
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Tulip Flower Lens Hood for Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 35-70mm f/2.8 D?

I'm looking for a Tulip Flower Lens Hood for Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 35-70mm f/2.8 D? I know that Nikon HB-1 and HB-15 hood work on this lens. But do you know any Nikon or third party Tulip Flower Hood?
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Could I get a lens hood that suits 'all' lenses?

I understand what a lens hood does, and I've read several of the questions about them here on the site, but I am still left wondering whether I could get a lens hood that would work on both the lenses ...
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Can lens accessories be used interchangeably?

I have noticed that filters seem to be brand agnostic, i.e., they can be used with any lens as long as the diameter matches. Is this true for other lens accessories like hoods and lens caps as well? ...
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Should I put UV filter to protect the lens even if I put a lens hood?

That's pretty it, usually you buy a UV filter to protect the lens. My question is do I need the UV filter even if I'm using a lens hood?
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Why are there different hood sizes for the same focal length lenses?

While comparing the 85mm f/1.4G to the 85mm f/1.4D I noticed the lens hood size is noticeably larger on the new lens. You can see the difference down the page here While I could understand a little ...
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Should I consider any other hood for 1.8G 50mm rather than the default one?

The supplied lens hood with Nikon's 50mm f/1.8 G is HB-47 Bayonet Lens Hood, as mentioned on the tech specs for that lens. Is it the best for this lens or should I look for a better one? If yes, then ...
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Are there objective tests showing the the impact of a lens hood on image quality where there is no obvious flare?

I am familiar with the function of a lens hood, and I can understand that they could help to improve the contrast of pictures. However, I'm not convinced whether a lens hood does make all that much of ...
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Should I use a petal or round lens hood on a Canon 18-55 lens?

I'm planning to get my 18-55 Canon kit lens a lens hood to protect it from the elements. Which would be the correct hood: a petal hood or a round one?
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Do I have the right lens hood for my Canon 1000D with EF-S 18-55mm kit lens?

I'm starting into the realm of photography and learning about the various additions to cameras that assist in good photos. I have the Canon EOS 1000d, I believe the Rebel in the US? It came with the ...
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Is there a lens hood, step up filter ring combination in the market?

I have a 58mm filter threaded lens and I want to use my 77mm filters on it. I thought maybe I could buy a hood that is double threaded for different sizes. This would probably look less awkward than ...
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Is it ok to use a lens hood in low light?

I have read some of the other questions about lens hoods (for example, this one) and I hope that this is specific enough to not be considered a duplicate. My understanding is that lens hoods block ...
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What effect does the lens hood have on pictures and how does its shape impact that? [duplicate]

I have a Sigma 50mm lens f1.4 and it has a lens hood that has a sine wave shape going around the perimeter of the lens. I imagine this particular shape is useful for getting a particular effect and ...
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How do I properly position a lens hood?

I understand the basic idea of a lens hood, but after looking at mine and contemplating how to use it, I get stuck on the same question every time: Does the orientation of the hood on the lens ...
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How can I prevent my lens hood from causing dark corners?

I'm new to photography and I have a lens hood on my Canon Rebel XT camera/lens. I'm getting these dark corners on some of my photographs. No doubt they're coming from the lens hood. What am I doing ...
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What does a lens hood do?

Pretty straight forward question. What does a lens hood do?
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Why are some lens hoods petal shaped and others not?

I have one lens hood for a 28-105mm lens that is petal shaped. I have another lens hood for a 50mm lens that is fully round. If the purpose of the lens hood is to block stray light, then wouldn't ...