petal/flower hood for Nikkor 18-55mm?

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  1. Haxan

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    They don't make a petal-style, the HB-33 is a regular 'cup' style hood. [ame]http://www.amazon.com/Nikon-HB-33-Lens-18-55mm-Nikkor/dp/B0009HN57O[/ame] Which I can see might not be all that useful at 18mm..
     
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    hm, that sucks. would you suggest any manufacturer or type of petal hood in particular? i have seen few that are for the 18-55mm lens but they differ in lenght and shape and i dont really have any idea how that affects the amount of light entering the lens. or is there any difference between longer and shorter at all?
     
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    You really need one that's mean for that lens; if they're too long, they'll cause vignetting at wider FLs; the only way to know for sure is to try it.
     
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    Maybe consider a [ame=http://www.amazon.com/Adorama-52mm-Wide-Angle-Metal/dp/B0002ICBRA]wide angle hood?[/ame]
     
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    because the front element rotates when focusing, filters and lens hoods on that lens are nothing but a pain in the ass.

    if you had a petal hood, it would never be lined up properly. if you're using a polarizing filter, well.. you can't. I don't own a lens that does this, but it still pisses me off to think about it.
     
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    Lens hoods are a product of function not fashion. The HB-45 is designed for that lens to provide the maximum benefits that a hood can for the lens. At $16.00 it is also pretty cheap for an OEM hood.
    http://www.adorama.com/NKHB45.html
     
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    A petal hood on a rotating focus element would be pretty pointless, yes, but you most certainly can use a CPL. Just set your focus first, set the CPL as desired, frame and capture. It's just takes a bit more effort, that's all.

    Does the 18-55 VR have a bayonet mount? The older, non-VR version doesn't.
     

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