Thinking about getting a lens hood

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  1. tr0gd0o0r

    tr0gd0o0r TPF Noob!

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    I've been thinking about getting a lens hood, but i'm not really sure what i'm looking at and what not. I'm thinking about going ebay and I have a 28-80mm zoom and a 100-300mm zoom. I've seen several on ebay taht i'm interested in. Would they be appropriate for my lenses or does anyone have any other suggestions?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=78999&item=7501123665&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW
    this looks to me like it would work for the short lens (would it also be good for hte longer one?)

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=78995&item=7501278633&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW
    This looks cool to me and something more like for the longer lens, but i'm not sure if it would screw on to the end of my lens or how it attaches.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=78999&item=7502024479&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW
    or maybe this one, it matches my lenses
     
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    I would get the one made for your lens. Meaning I would only get the one that was made by the manufacturer of your lens for your lens. These things are more then just a piece of plastic that you mount on the front of your lens. There is design and engineering that go into just like what went into designing and engineering your lens. If you use the wrong one you may get poor results, like vigenetting.

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  3. ksmattfish

    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

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    I always use a lens hood. If I lose a hood to a particular lens/camera, I use a different lens/camera. I agree that you should probably try and find the right hood for your lenses, especially zooms. If you can't get a brand name hood, click the Freestyle link above. They have collapsing rubber lens hoods for under $5 new, usually under $3.
     

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