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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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    You should use the lens hood designed for the canon 24mm lens you have whenever you want to stop a light source ( the sun ) from creating lens flare on your your photos. You would not need it if the sun was behind you or far enough off to the side, but the 24 has a wide angle of view.
    – Alaska Man
    Jun 25 '20 at 0:00
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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:

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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.

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  • Is ES-52 really a lens hodd???? I use the same 50 mm. 1.8 II lens hood wich is cylindrical. It fits perfect on 24mm. with no vigneting. The model number is ES-62.
    – Cortessi
    Oct 27 '20 at 20:56
  • Yes. It is a different type of lens hood made to complement the compactness of the EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM lens. The ES-62 is much bulkier than the EF-S 24mm or the ES-52.
    – Michael C
    Oct 29 '20 at 0:01

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