lens hood

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  1. Portrayed1

    Portrayed1 TPF Noob!

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    hey, just got my valentines gift early and got a 55-200mm lens. its came with a hb-34 hood. :confused: what does it do for the lens? thanks.
     
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    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    It protrects the front element from bangs and bumps, and more importantly reduces flares and chromatic abberation and other light-induced issues when shooting too close to the sun or light source.
     
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    And if it is petal shaped, makes it look better.
     

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