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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 12:24 am 
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Would You get a Lens hood for a small 35mm lens (52mm filter threads) The only one I found is a snap on so to use a lens cap or change the filter I would have to snap it off first. What do you think?

Let me add, I do a lot of out door shooting

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 11:02 am 
I have a Nikon 35mm lens,so I have a free lens hood from Nikon. :)

seriuosly: yes,get a lens hood for every lens you'll ever get,they can be life savers.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 11:42 am 
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The main point of a hood is to prevent flare, but I haven't used my 35/2 enough outdoors to know if that is a problem worth fixing or not. A secondary benefit is some protection if you have a habit of bumping into things with the camera front...

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I always keep em on for added protection

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 2:35 pm 
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Short answer: yes. :wink:

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ok thanks :) that is a good call for protection, i had my second drop the other day.

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1st Would you get a screw on (uses the filter therads) or a snap on?

2nd I was looking at the screw on's and most mentintion a specific lens like the canon 50mm f/1.8. But, if it screws onto a 52mm filter, wouldn't it fit any lens that uses 52mm fliters?

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The hood has to be the right size for the lens focal length. Too long and it'll block off the image. Too wide, and it will under-protect.

For starters look up the official hood that Canon do. Then look at ebay cheapo copies.

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Thanks popo, the ones I was looking at may have worked but I found the one I needed which I guess is the right thing to do. :)

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"Least of my concerns!" said the Nikonian. :lol:

Anyways, as Popo mentioned, I'd try to grab the right sized hood, too short and it won't do the job that it's supposed to do (reduce flares and protect the glass), but too long and it may vignette. I'd go for the proper Canon version, they can cost a bit more than the third party branded ones, but you want something quality that will work well protecting your lens, right?

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The Canon hoods are of above average quality, better than the ones from Sony/Tamron/Sigma/Olympus at any rate. But yes they can come at extra cost on the low end. But the cheap ebay copies (search for the Canon part number) are usually mechanically similar but not made so well, but are a LOT cheaper.

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