Lens Hoods

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  1. Lisaspank

    Lisaspank TPF Noob!

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    Can someone tell me what the purpose is of these?

    My camera came with two I think, one that is sort of petal shaped and a regular one. I havent used them because I just dont understant em. :blushing:
     
  2. RyanLilly

    RyanLilly No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Basically they stop stray light from hitting you lens at weird angles and causing glare. They are also good protection against bumping, scratching, dropping the front of your lens.

    Oh and they make your camera look bigger and cooler!
     
  3. Lisaspank

    Lisaspank TPF Noob!

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    Well maybe Ill break them out then! :lmao:

    It makes sense about the glare, Ill give em a go. Thanks! :mrgreen:
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Go outside on a sunny day around noon. Look around, then hold your hand above your eyes (or put on a ball cap)...notice a difference?
     
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    Also, the "petal shaped" ones (when properly attached) will prevent the hood from appearing in super-wide angle shots.
     

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