Lens Hood Question

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  1. alarionov

    alarionov TPF Noob!

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    Is there a reason to have a lens hood on a 50mm 1.8?
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Same reasons to have a lens hood on any other lens.

    It blocks stray light from causing lens flare or loss of contrast. It can also protect the front element from physical contact or rain etc.
     
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    alarionov TPF Noob!

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    Thanks Mike, I appreciate the quick response.
     
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    bigtwinky No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    The more I shoot, the more I like having a lens hood on any lens. Some actually use a lens hood for full protection without a UV filter.
     
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    The problem of the 50 1.8 ana lens hood is the beauty of the 1.8 is you're getting a very sharp, pretty fast, piece of plastic crap, lens for $70+ ... the expense of a lens hood sorta self-defeats the inherit beauty of the $70+.

    Gary
     
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    i do a lot of zoo photography and the lens hood is critical when shooting through glass.
     
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    alarionov TPF Noob!

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    Are there many variations to the lens hood or are they pretty standard?
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    Canon or 3rd party

    Screw-in or bayonet.

    Rubber, plastic, metal

    Straight or petals.
     
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    I really like the cheap rubber hoods that pop in and out ... Fir into your cam bag easily (since they break down) and less than 10 bucks.... This one fits the cannon 52mm .. I have a couple and work great...

    RLH52 Adorama 52mm Rubber Lens Hood
     
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    alarionov TPF Noob!

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    Thank you for all the info.
     
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    Bitter Jeweler Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Ah but to everyone around you, it makes you look like a professional.
    Priceless.
     

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