Lens Hoods

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  1. snaremop

    snaremop TPF Noob!

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    I want to buy a lens hood for my Nikon 18 - 55 mm kit lens. However, I have no idea which to get. Nikon.com doesn't seem to have any... Can you recommend anything guys? The diameter of the lens is 52 mm, by the way.
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    ann No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    check out b&h, you need one that will fit that lens thread and will not create vingetting, but they should be able to direct you in the right direction.
     
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    I bought one for that lens. It was a screw on one. Remember that the lens rotates as it focuses which can cause the lens to get in the shot, but this was a petal type hood. You can look for a regular hood but its not really worth it. For the lenses that need them nikon includes them.
     
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    Yeah, Jimmy is right. The regular hood isn't too great, I bought it a while ago, and it doesn't seem to help much, and I get quite a bit of vignetting. There was a wide angle version, but that one seemed..I dunno, too wide. I would say save you money, but it's up to you I guess. Just try before you buy so you know what you're getting.
     
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    Do you have a link or something for the one that you bought?
     

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