I have a Canon EOS Rebel T7, with a EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM. I plan to use this lens for mainly outdoor use.
I was wondering if I should use a lens hood with this lens. If I should, do you recommend a petal lens or a cylindrical lens hood?
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Do you recommend a petal lens or a cylindrical lens hood?
Neither. Use the unconventional design that Canon created for the EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM.
Since a 24mm on a 1.6X APS-C crop body has the same field of view as a 40mm lens on FF, it's the same hood that fits the other Canon pancake lens, the EF 40mm f/2.8 STM.
The ES-52 lens hood:
For how this type of design works, please see: How does lens-hoods for pancake lenses work? (Canon EF 40mm with ES-52)
If you want a cheap knock-off, they're out there too. They claim to be made of aluminum alloy, just like the Canon.