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Lens hood visible when shooting in RAW, but not in JPEG

Your camera is almost certainly applying lens correction for geometric distortion to the JPEG images. This results in the edges of the widest angle images being cropped slightly to correct the barrel ...
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Are lens hoods a must?

Flare in an optical system results when stray light (non-image forming) comingles with the image-forming light rays. A lens hood diminishes the ill effects of flare by shielding the lens from unwanted ...
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Canon lens hood will not lock (brand new)

The lens hood you bought is for the EF 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM, but the standard kit lens supplied with a Canon EOS 7D Mark II should be an EF 18-135mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM. Though the names are very ...
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Are there any lens hoods with zoom-moveable petals?

There are a few zoom lenses that effectively do what you envision, but it is not due to movements of the hood. Rather, it is due to a retrofocus design that extends the lens barrel fully at the widest ...
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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? Primarily because videographers frequently mount rectangular filters such as NDs and ND grads, and for the ability to use flags or barn ...
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UV Filter vs. Lens Hood

As you know, distant mountains are most often veiled by a bluish haze. This is a vapor cloud that often spoils the beauty of the vista. The same is seen when we fly; the clarity of our aerial image is ...
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Are there any lens hoods with zoom-moveable petals?

No. There are several (probable) reasons why they don't exist Unneeded complexity. Pros using zooms (such as the 14–24 mm, 24–70 mm, and 70–200 mm ƒ/2.8 trinity) are moving and shooting fast. The ...
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Filter Stuck in Lens Hood

There are lens filter wrenches available, such as these, but I find a rubber band works just as well, and always carry a few in my gadget bag. They're also handy for holding a remote shutter release ...
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Why did I see sunlight reflection in viewfinder but not in final image?

Without having more information on how exactly you took your image, and without the possibility to reproduce this effect, one can only guess. I see three possible causes for a sun reflection that is ...
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Which lens hood will fit my Canon 55-250 mm lens?

That depends on which lens you have and whether you want the official Canon model or something cheaper. If you have the EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM, you want an ET-63 lens hood (or compatible ...
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What lens hood will fit Canon 80-200 f/4.5-5.6 (original)?

This question is five years old but I do have the correct answer. The original Canon EF 80-200mm f/4.5-5.6 did not have a provision to mount a lens hood so there is no designated lens hood for it. ...
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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?

The front of the AF Zoom-Nikkor 35-70mm f/2.8D (both the hood bayonet and filter thread) rotates during focus. Therefore a petal type lens hood would not be correctly aligned most of the time. Hence ...
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How important are lens hoods on ultra wide zoom lenses?

It is going to depend a lot on the ultra wide angle lens. For Nikon for example both the Tamron 15-30mm f2.8 (comes in other mounts too) and the 14-24mm f2.8 have a non-removable lens hood to protect ...
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How important are lens hoods on ultra wide zoom lenses?

I use lens hoods almost religiously. My 70-200mm never comes out of the bag without it. Ditto for any of my other zooms or primes above 24mm. Indoors in totally controlled studio lighting I sometimes ...
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Are Canon EW-83J and EW-83H lens hoods mount mechanisms compatible?

Yes, because you are using a crop camera, you can use the EW-83J hood on your 24-105 without any vignetting or other effects. Here is a chart that shows many other alternate lens and hood ...
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How can I tell if this "2 in 1" lens hood and cap will be effective on my lens?

... my spouse has a (bad) habit of putting her keys next to my lenses and my three year old picked up a new hobby recently. Collecting rocks. Some options to consider: Use step up rings so that you ...
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Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM 'Pancake' lens hood and UV filter

TL;DR - Go lens -> filter -> Hood, except if the hood causes massive vignetting or corner loss. Don't use a UV for protection - use it to enhance the shot or not at all. Filters add additional ...
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What makes a brand lens hood better than a no brand one?

I've replaced broken OEM hoods with cheap third party knock-offs. If the original hood has anti-reflective flocking or textured ridges and the replacement doesn't, the difference can be quite ...
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Cheaper alternative to OEM hoods for long exposure filters

The purpose of the lens hood is to cast a shadow on the lens so that the only light being picked up is the light you're pointing the lens at - any glare causing strays get blocked. Hoods are super ...
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Are lens hoods a must?

Many full-time pros I know don't use hoods. I mostly don't use them myself. However, there are times I do use them, these are: (1) hoods are indispensable in inclement weather, although on a wide-...
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UV Filter vs. Lens Hood

Lens hood. It will protect your lens from flare while a UV filter will add some. The only time you should use a UV or a Clear filter is when your lens is in danger from flying dangers such as sand or ...
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Calculating Lens Hood Dimensions

Angle of view is determined by (real) focal length and sensor/film size. That's your starting point. AoV=2*arctan(d/2f) where: AoV is the Angle of View d is the size of the sensor/film in the ...
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Why are lens hoods rectangular for professional videocameras, and why not for DSLRs?

The tulip shaped hoods are a rectangular field... http://www.google.com/search?q=tulip+lens+hood
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How important are lens hoods on ultra wide zoom lenses?

I shoot with the Sigma 10-20mm F/3.5 regularly, and I can count on one hand the number of times I've used the included lens hood. Personally I've found it to be ineffective, and unnecessary, and as ...
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Are lens hoods a must?

They are an equivalent of you shielding your vision against a bright light using your hand or by wearing a cap, resulting in a better image quality. You can't put any lens hood on any lens, so always ...
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Tulip Lens Hood in Autofocus mode

On the assumption that you're using one of the non-STM 18-55 lenses, the obvious solution here is to upgrade either to the 18-55 STM lens, or a more dedicated wide angle lens, none of which will have ...
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What is the Hood size and UV filter size for NIKKOR 18-55 mm and NIKKOR 70-300 mm?

the measurements are usualy inside lens cap
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Are lens hoods a must?

For me, one of the joys of photography is capturing the pureness of kids at play, which often means a long lens (so they are less aware and don't ham it up) and being down at their level, often ...
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Is Sigma's lens hood LH-825-03 compatible with a 18-50 2.8 EX DC HSM Macro?

Testing with two pairs of Sigma lenses shows that no hood fits on any other lens. You have to find a hood with the adequate mount. The lenses tested were: ⌀72mm: different generations of the 17-70mm ⌀...
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