Canon kit lens hood

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  1. Dmitri

    Dmitri No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Well, it just arrived and it seems extremely pointless. $20 wasted lol.

    Edit: I should clarify - it's tiny. It barely extends past the filter I have on making me wonder what the point is?


     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    That's the problem with wide angle (short focal length) lenses. Their FOV doesn't allow for much of a hood before it starts to vignette.

    You should see my 10-22mm and it's hood. It's the size of a plate...I don't often use it, simply because it doesn't fit well in my camera bag.

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    I have a hood for every one of my lenses except the 10-22 for that exact reason. It's huge and more or less useless. The thing is so wide, that unless the sun is behind you, it's likely going to sneak in the frame; hood or not!
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I'd use it, if only for physical protection...but it's just too big to pack around most of the time.
     
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    table1349 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    It won't seem like nearly as much of a waste the next time you are out shooting a landscape shot with some nice vegetation in the close foreground and the wind blows a small tree branch into the front of your lens. That is when you will appreciate the protection it can provide.
     
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    Here it is in all its uselessness. The lens has a polarizing filter on it.

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