Orquid "Phoenix"

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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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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 ...
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What does a lens hood do?

Pretty straight forward question. What does a lens hood do?
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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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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 ...