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Lens hood for the 18-55mm kit lens useful?

 
JasonBr
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May 20, 2009 00:50 |  #16

kitacanon wrote in post #7953708 (external link)
I posted a separate thread for this...
I've looked at available hoods, from Canon's OEM full circle to "3 level" type rubber hoods, and all look cheap to me...then found this at a pawn shop...with a little flex and pop, it snapped over the lens's bayonet ridges and fits snug...with a bit of rotational slippage...but it works great...and looks substantial too...it won't slip/twist on or off the lens or in reverse as is, though with a little surgery that probably could be possible...but I'm just going to leave it on....

It's an Olympus HL-61...and once it snaps on the 1/4 inch or so of rotational play will allow you to set it so that it will not vignette at any FL at any focusing distance...once set, the only time I needed to realign it at all to eliminate a bit of shadow at one corner was @ 18mm when focused under 3'.....enjoy



What happens when the lens element rotates?


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May 20, 2009 01:37 |  #17

JasonBr wrote in post #7954783 (external link)
What happens when the lens element rotates?

THERE IS NO SIGNIFICANT FOCUS BARREL ROTATION FROM 3' TO INF. and so...
THERE IS NO VIGNETTING AT ANY APERTURE WHEN FOCUSED BEYOND 3'

Only when focusing within 3' does the focus barrel rotate enough to cause a very minor shadow/vingetting in a corner, which can be eliminated by rotating the hood within the 1/4 inch of play that exists in this setup...


My Canon kit 450D/s90; Canon lenses 18-55 IS, 70-210/3.5-4.5....Nikon kit: D610; 28-105/3.5-4.5, 75-300/4.5-5.6 AF, 50/1.8D Nikkors, Tamron 80-210; MF Nikkors: 50/2K, 50/1.4 AI-S, 50/1.8 SeriesE, 60/2.8 Micro Nikkor (AF locked), 85mm/1.8K-AI, 105/2.5 AIS/P.C, 135/2.8K/Q.C, 180/2.8 ED, 200/4Q/AIS, 300/4.5H-AI, ++ Tamron 70-210/3.8-4, Vivitar/Kiron 28/2, ser.1 70-210/3.5, ser.1 28-90; Vivitar/Komine and Samyang 28/2.8; 35mm Nikon F/FM/FE2, Rebel 2K...HTC RE UWA camera

  
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May 20, 2009 02:38 |  #18

They have flower hoods on ebay for cheap as chips,

They offer more protection too :)

Only downside, most of them are filter threads which means you can't use a filter or you can put the hood ontop of the filter but they are downsides,

In my opinion, the hood isn't really worth it,

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May 20, 2009 03:08 |  #19

g3ck0 wrote in post #7954137 (external link)
Your 18-55 IS came with a lens hood?

If I get the standard Canon EW-60C, would I be able to fit a UV filter on at the same time as I have the lens hood on?

The standard EW-60C hood doesn't interfere with using filters. Even a circular polarizer filter isn't hard to rotate with the hood on.

The EW-60C fits my 77mm expodisc perfectly too which is handy.

The purpose of the hood is to shade the front element and although it isn't very deep, it does help to do that somewhat. Often I'm taking a picture with the sun to the side because side light brings out surface texture. This helps make sharp looking pictures. In this case the hood helps keep the sun from directly shining on the front glass which would reduce contrast if allowed.


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May 20, 2009 06:55 as a reply to  @ macroimage's post |  #20

It also provides some protection from light rain.


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May 20, 2009 11:42 |  #21

Joshua Bowden wrote in post #7955109 (external link)
They have flower hoods on ebay for cheap as chips,

They offer more protection too :)

Only downside, most of them are filter threads which means you can't use a filter or you can put the hood ontop of the filter but they are downsides,

In my opinion, the hood isn't really worth it,

~Josh

The OLY petal hood snaps over the filter and on to the lens so you can still use the lens cap...


My Canon kit 450D/s90; Canon lenses 18-55 IS, 70-210/3.5-4.5....Nikon kit: D610; 28-105/3.5-4.5, 75-300/4.5-5.6 AF, 50/1.8D Nikkors, Tamron 80-210; MF Nikkors: 50/2K, 50/1.4 AI-S, 50/1.8 SeriesE, 60/2.8 Micro Nikkor (AF locked), 85mm/1.8K-AI, 105/2.5 AIS/P.C, 135/2.8K/Q.C, 180/2.8 ED, 200/4Q/AIS, 300/4.5H-AI, ++ Tamron 70-210/3.8-4, Vivitar/Kiron 28/2, ser.1 70-210/3.5, ser.1 28-90; Vivitar/Komine and Samyang 28/2.8; 35mm Nikon F/FM/FE2, Rebel 2K...HTC RE UWA camera

  
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May 20, 2009 12:10 as a reply to  @ kitacanon's post |  #22

I bought one off eBay for $6 (which included shipping) I have it attached to my UV Filter.

Offers pretty good protection form accidental bumps into things. Plus it does a alright job from blocking out any possible lens flare ups.

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Worth the $6 IMO.



  
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May 20, 2009 14:14 |  #23

Is that a TXi? Does your lens hood rotate when it autofocuses and/or get in the view of your pictures?


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May 21, 2009 22:29 |  #24

g3ck0 wrote in post #7957823 (external link)
Is that a TXi? Does your lens hood rotate when it autofocuses and/or get in the view of your pictures?

Its the T1i and yes the hood rotates. You also catch a bit of the hood on wide shots.




  
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May 21, 2009 23:06 |  #25

Sevillian wrote in post #7966885 (external link)
Its the T1i and yes the hood rotates. You also catch a bit of the hood on wide shots.

That would be because you have the hood on backwards...the wider side gets the shorter petals...the triangle on the hood goes on the top.


My Canon kit 450D/s90; Canon lenses 18-55 IS, 70-210/3.5-4.5....Nikon kit: D610; 28-105/3.5-4.5, 75-300/4.5-5.6 AF, 50/1.8D Nikkors, Tamron 80-210; MF Nikkors: 50/2K, 50/1.4 AI-S, 50/1.8 SeriesE, 60/2.8 Micro Nikkor (AF locked), 85mm/1.8K-AI, 105/2.5 AIS/P.C, 135/2.8K/Q.C, 180/2.8 ED, 200/4Q/AIS, 300/4.5H-AI, ++ Tamron 70-210/3.8-4, Vivitar/Kiron 28/2, ser.1 70-210/3.5, ser.1 28-90; Vivitar/Komine and Samyang 28/2.8; 35mm Nikon F/FM/FE2, Rebel 2K...HTC RE UWA camera

  
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May 22, 2009 09:53 |  #26

kitacanon wrote in post #7967059 (external link)
That would be because you have the hood on backwards...the wider side gets the shorter petals...the triangle on the hood goes on the top.


Thanks for the tip. And that's exactly how I have it set up ... And I still catch a lil distortion due to the petals.




  
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May 23, 2009 10:11 |  #27

Sevillian wrote in post #7969090 (external link)
Thanks for the tip. And that's exactly how I have it set up ... And I still catch a lil distortion due to the petals.

I was just responding to the photo in which it looks as if the triangle is at the side, in line with the lens mount release...and not at the top in line with the viewfinder...
I'm not sure what you mean by "distortion" but if you mean vignetting/shadows at the corners, I experience none at any focal length and at any distance beyond 3 feet...and under 3 feet at 18mm I can rotate the hood a quarter inch and eliminate the little I see at the one corner...


My Canon kit 450D/s90; Canon lenses 18-55 IS, 70-210/3.5-4.5....Nikon kit: D610; 28-105/3.5-4.5, 75-300/4.5-5.6 AF, 50/1.8D Nikkors, Tamron 80-210; MF Nikkors: 50/2K, 50/1.4 AI-S, 50/1.8 SeriesE, 60/2.8 Micro Nikkor (AF locked), 85mm/1.8K-AI, 105/2.5 AIS/P.C, 135/2.8K/Q.C, 180/2.8 ED, 200/4Q/AIS, 300/4.5H-AI, ++ Tamron 70-210/3.8-4, Vivitar/Kiron 28/2, ser.1 70-210/3.5, ser.1 28-90; Vivitar/Komine and Samyang 28/2.8; 35mm Nikon F/FM/FE2, Rebel 2K...HTC RE UWA camera

  
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