50 1.8G Lens Hood

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  1. nerwin

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    I'm sure most of you know the lens hood for the 50 1.8G is kind of big but the thing is, the lens element is set in pretty far already and doesn't that kind of act like a hood anyways?

    A lot of people like the small 35 and 50mm lenses because they are compact and added the hood makes the lens bigger.

    Do you use the hood with the 50 1.8G?

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    If it's on a body, it has a lens hood on it unless I am using a 100x100mm filter in holder.
     
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    the hood adds like an inch...
     
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    Hey, an inch counts!
     
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    Well it depends how long it is at the first place, sometime an inch more or inch less isnt such a big deal.

    Oh wait we are talking about lens hood, my bad :dob:
     
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    still rather have a shock absorbing cheap lens hood on the front of any of my lenses...
     
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    Yeah...they HB-47 outside-bayonet lens hood is a bit overly large, and the damned lens uses a 58mm filter thread, so almost nothing from earlier in the 50+ year legacy of Nikon 52mm filter threads lens shades would fit the odd-sized filter thread. If you want a smaller lens hood, I would try a 58 to 52mm step-ring, and then look for a collapsible, soft rubber lens hood. Or look in to an older 62-52 Nikon lens hood and step that down to 58.

    As far as this lens--does its recess act as a de facto lens shade? Yes, mostly it does, under most conditions because the front element is about half-way back inside the barrel. The dull-finished, "stepped" concentric rings inside the barrel, plus that washer that protects from light striking the edges of the front element, all that design effort was expended in an effort designed to stop stray light rays. The lens is actually pretty flare-resistant without its hood on.

    This lens is NOT a horribly flare-prone lens like some other company's 50mm f/1.8 lens...this lens will not create massive, 80% frame green flare when shot toward the sun. This lens has 21st century design and 21st century super integrated multicoating...not 1940's-level flare resistance.

    But hey...if you want to use the hood, you have it. It will be fine if shot without it. I agree...it's not a compact hood design. I think it was designed over-sized to make the lens look larger and more impressive to new-era camera and lens buyers.
     
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    Not a fan of the case-hardened plastic hoods on the Nikon "poverty primes." Shop around for a foldable cheapo 58mm rubber hood. Lots out there.
     
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    Yup, because bigger cameras take better pictures. haha.
     

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