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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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Canon EF 70-200mm 1:2.8 L IS III USM lens hood diameter?

The Canon EF 70-200mm 1:2.8 L IS III USM is specified to have a max outside diameter of 89mm, but I assume that is without the lens hood (ET-87) attached. I can't seem to find the outside diameter ...
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How can I tell if this “2 in 1” lens hood and cap will be effective on my lens?

I lose lens caps all the time. Now it happened again. In searching for a new one, I found this thing — a lens cap and hood in one. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/KiWAV-Hoocap-2in1-lens-hood-cap-77mm-...
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Are Canon EW-83J and EW-83H lens hoods mount mechanisms compatible?

I have a Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens and its hood EW-83H. I also have an EW-83J lens hood intended for EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM. I don't have a full frame camera; my camera is a crop sensor ...
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Why did I see sunlight reflection in viewfinder but not in final image?

I have a Canon 2000D DSLR with 55-250mm lens and no lens hood. Recently, I took a picture of a tractor that was in nearly the same direction the sun was shining from. However, the sun was sufficiently ...
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Are there any lens hoods with zoom-moveable petals?

On a wide angle lens hood petals should be open wide enough not to obscure field of view; on a telephoto lens narrow petals would block sun better if shooting close to the sun. I imagine it would be ...
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Can too-tight lens hoods become accidental apertures?

There is frequently the suggestion to use tighter lens hoods than specified for some lenses when they are used with smaller sensors than they are designed for. The idea is that the vignetting ...
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Is Sigma's lens hood LH-825-03 compatible with a 18-50 2.8 EX DC HSM Macro?

I'm looking for a replacement hood for my 18-50 f/2.8 EX DC HSM Macro, but I'm not having much success. I've instead found some hoods for the 17-50 OS (stabilized) version, which also has a 72 mm ...
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Cheaper alternative to OEM hoods for long exposure filters

I've got several Lee filters with holder by the manufacturer. I'm looking for a hood, but the one sold by Lee is very expensive. Did anybody find a cheaper alternative?
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Any fix for poor lens clip on Canon on the 600 mm f4 lens hood

I've spent £10,000 on a lens and Canon use a bit of rubbish to fix the lens hood onto the body! First time I sent the hood to be repaired and it set me back about £80. Since then I've repaired it ...
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Lens hood visible when shooting in RAW, but not in JPEG

When using my Panasonic DMC-FZ2000 with the lens at its widest focal length (24mm), I can see the lens hood on the top and the bottom of the picture when shooting in RAW. However, it is not visible at ...
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Is HB-N106 the only hood suitable for Nikkor AF-P DX 18-55 VR lens?

I have AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55 mm f/3.5 - 5.6G VR lens and I am looking for a hood. From lens' official product info page, it has been noticed that the compatible hood is HB-N106 Bayonet Hood. Is this ...
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What is the Hood size and UV filter size for NIKKOR 18-55 mm and NIKKOR 70-300 mm? [duplicate]

Recently I have purchased a Nikon D3400 having two lenses. They are; AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55 mm f/3.5 - 5.6G VR and AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300 mm f/4.5 - 6.3G ED VR I would like to purchase a Hood and UV ...
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Are lens hoods a must?

I see most professional photographers use lens hoods. Why is that? Do they use them for something apart from preventing scratches, etc.? Are lens hoods a must for all lenses? What should I consider ...
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Tulip Lens Hood in Autofocus mode

I use a Canon Rebel T3i, which has a rotating front element. I would prefer using a tulip shaped hood, especially for wide angle shots. However, the orientation angle of the hood changes during ...
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How important are lens hoods on ultra wide zoom lenses?

I'm currently looking for an ultra wide lens for my APS-C camera. I have an offer for a Sigma 10-20 f/3.5, however it's lacking the original lens hood. This is why I'm wondering how important lens ...
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UV Filter vs. Lens Hood

I have a step up ring for my filters that makes me able to use either my lens hood or my filters, but not both. I tried taking pictures with a UV filter and Hood separately but I don't have a good ...
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compatibility of lens hoods and lens filters with step up ring

I have never owned a lens hood, but I have owned a lens filter for my kit lens. I now have a new lens, a Canon 50mm F/1.8 STM, and I want to buy a lens hood. I read that lens hoods are made ...
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Why are lens hoods rectangular for professional videocameras, and why not for DSLRs?

Why do videographers have rectangular lens hoods available? Do they only use internally-focusing lenses? Lastly, why don't DSLRs use rectangular hoods?
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Filter Stuck in Lens Hood

I removed the lens hood from my camera and the UV filter came off with it. Now they are stuck together. How can I separate them?
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Dimensions of Tamron 39FH Hood for SP 300 2.8 LD IF

I just bought one of these lenses used and it didn't come with a hood and they seem to be few and far between on Ebay. B&H and Adorama don't have any (or anything that would fit) so I figured I'd ...
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Which lens hood will fit my Canon 55-250 mm lens?

Which Canon lens hood will fit and is preferred for the Canon 55-250 mm lens? I need it to be reversible.
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How can I find a petal-style lens hood for my Nikkor 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6 (or any lens which doens't have one)?

I got a good deal for a used Nikkor 55-300mm lens but it didn't come with a lens hood. I am in search of a petal lens hood, but the Nikkon website lists only a round hb-57 hood. I tried finding the ...
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Where can I get a replacement lens hood for my Sigma 28mm f1.8?

I have a lens (the Sigma 28mm F1.8 EX DG Aspherical Macro) but the lens hood is lost. Where can I buy a new one? Can I use any lens hood that fits my lens?
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What should I consider when buying a lens hood? [duplicate]

I have Nikon D5200 with 18-55mm kit lens, and I want to buy a lens hood. Some related questions: Will the lens hood increase the photo quality? What are the types of lens hood? Should I be looking at ...
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Do lens hoods need to be matched to focal length?

Is it true that not all generic lens hoods work on all lenses (provided the filter diameter matches, of course)? I read that the focal length plays a role in it - but I cannot find such readings on ...
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Should I remove the lens hood from lenses that I put in my bag?

Is it ok to always have the lens hood mounted on a lens, even when carrying a camera in a bag or is it in any way dangerous? Can I have the lens hood mounted all the time or should I put it on only ...
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Will I be able to mount a hood over my UV filter?

I have recently bought a Canon EOS 600D and I want to buy a UV filter to give extra protection to my EF-S 18-55 IS II. And I additionally want to buy a lens hood as well. Will I be able to use ...
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Calculating DIY lens hood

There are Free printable cardboard lens hoods for various lenses but not for my FUJIFILM X30 camera. How do I calculate its shape/dimensions? (It can be either petal or ring shaped.)
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What hood fits a Canon 70-300mm telephoto USM IS lens?

I have a Canon 70-300mm lens on my 1200D. I am at college and have been told we need to get a hood for my camera. I do wildlife photography, and I have no idea what type of hood would be best. Can ...
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Will the petal-shaped “HB-45 II” lens hood work with my Nikkor 18-55mm?

I am going to buy a lens hood for my AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR. I searched and I found out that the best lens hood is Nikon's HB-45 lens hood. However, I also found a newer version, the HB-...
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Why and when to use a lens hood?

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. I'...
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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 Canon
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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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Is there a tulip-flower lens hood that will work with the 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 ...