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Posted 2/17/2013 by Melanie S in General Photography

Melanie S

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Posted: 2/17/2013 8:55:19 AM
Can someone fill me in on lens hoods. Pros, cons, please!

I'm buying a 50mm canon lens and came across 2 different lens hood:

The circle: http://www.amazon.com/Fotodiox-Dedicated-Bayonet-replaces-ES-71II/dp/B002K42W4Q/ref=sr_1_43?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1361112913&sr=1-43&keywords=Canon+EF+50mm+f%2F1.8

The tulip: http://www.amazon.com/Digital-Flower-Design-Microfiber-Cleaning/dp/B002TEIWNM/ref=sr_1_40?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1361112913&sr=1-40&keywords=Canon+EF+50mm+f%2F1.8



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Posted: 2/17/2013 10:02:12 AM
There aren't too many "Cons" to using a lens hood. It controls errant light coming in from side angles to the lens so you get good color saturation.

It protects the lens front from accidental finger prints, minor scratches and have saved many a lens from being damaged in a fall.

If you want hazy sun flair look photos you'll need to take it off.

The petal style is generally seen on wide angle lenses where you might use a polazrizing filter along with it. The cut in design makes it easier to reach in to change the angle of the filter.

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