How to Choose the Correct Lens Hood?

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  1. andrrsgg

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    I'm buying the Canon EF-S 55-250mm F/4-5.6 IS STM lens, but I'm not sure of what lens hood to buy with it... I looked at a some of the options on the "Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought" section on Amazon, but all the hoods featured there had bad reviews and didn't seem to actually fit well onto the lens. Any suggestions?

    Edit: Did some more research and found the Canon ET-60. Is this a good option?


     
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    Whichever hood comes with it, or is recommended by the manufacturer is probably the one to go with.
     
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    Lens hoods are designed specifically for the lens. So there is not really a choice in what lens hood you should get. You get the one designed for that lens.
     
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    There are generic after market lens hoods that aren't designed for any specific lens, or that aren't designed very well for a specific lens and may vignette the lens.
     

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