Lens hood trouble!

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  1. Fate

    Fate TPF Noob!

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    I bought a petal shaped lens hood about a week ago. Its great.. but at wide angle you can see the edges of the hood in the viewfinder... is there any way to fix this?

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    Was it the (manufacturer) recommended hood for your lens?
     
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    nah.. its sorta a generic one... for all 62mm lens fittings
     
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    You might try cutting away the parts that are interfering, if it's plastic (and cheap). Otherwise, I'd return it.
     
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    k, thanks for advice... i cant be assed to return it :D got it off ebay for like £4

    Thanks again
     
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    Usually, petal hoods are designed with a specific lens (or at least a specific focal length) in mind. That way they block as much light as possible...without getting in the way. If it's getting in the way...it's not the right size/shape.
     

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