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Sep 06, 2009 07:06 |  #1

Hey guys. I have the following lenses:
18-55 IS
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I am planning on getting the lens hoods for them, but am unsure about the 18-55 IS one and 50 1.8 one, as they seem too small to be useful. What do you guys say?


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Sep 06, 2009 07:07 |  #2

Indeed. Too small to be useful imo.


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Sep 06, 2009 07:17 |  #3

Headshotzx wrote in post #8592755 (external link)
Indeed. Too small to be useful imo.

Yeah, thought so. But the 55-250 should be good, right? Seems big enough to do its job.


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Sep 06, 2009 07:34 |  #4

The hood on the 18-55 may be too small to be useful to protect from glare. But not too small to protect from fingerprints and scratches.

The 50/1.8 is a bit special since the hood will be for a 50mm lens, while the usable fov in your case will be equivalent to a 80mm lens. Since the lens is so cheap, I wouldn't bother. For many other EF lenses, you can find an alternative hood that matches the 1.6x crop.


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Sep 06, 2009 07:39 |  #5

Even a small hood can provide some physical protection agains bumping and jostling. I was at a count fair last night and the crowds got pretty tight with plenty of curious children. Many times people bumped up against my gear.


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Sep 06, 2009 08:08 |  #6

Ok. Thanks for the suggestions guys. The 18-55 and 55-250 hoods are ordered :D now I need to find a filter to protect them when I'll be shooting in sandy envronments etc.


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Sep 06, 2009 09:17 |  #7

Make sure it's a good one; the best are B+W's MRC, Heliopan's SH-PMC or Hoya's S-HMC or (I hear) their new Hoya HD line. I use only B+W. BTW, I do have the hood for my 50 f/1.8. If I have a lens, and it has an available hood, I have the hood. But I also use filters since hoods are no protection against direct frontal assaults.


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Sep 06, 2009 18:47 |  #8

I agree with Jon and always use a hood and always keep a UV filter on each lens for additional protection, although many others only use such a filter under adverse conditions. Although most of my filters are B+W MRC, this year I also began using the new top-of-the-line Hoya, the HD. These are the two UV filters I would recommend. I also recently purchased a Marumi Super DHG CPL, which is an excellent filter, and less expensive than B+W or Hoya (I have not tried a Marumi UV however). I own a couple of Heliopan filters, simply because they happened to have a particular filter that I needed that nobody else manufactured, such as an 82mm, 10-stop ND. Otherwise I think that Heliopan is over-rated, over-hyped and way overpriced. Here are a couple of recent tests of UV and CPL filters:
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Sep 06, 2009 19:05 |  #9

Thanks for the note about Heliopan for 82mm 10-stop ND.

I was a bit sad to note that B+W didn't have a 82mm 10-stop ND - only 1 and 2-stop. With a 77mm filter, it wouldn't fit on the 16-35.


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Sep 06, 2009 19:20 |  #10

pwm2 wrote in post #8595375 (external link)
Thanks for the note about Heliopan for 82mm 10-stop ND.

I was a bit sad to note that B+W didn't have a 82mm 10-stop ND - only 1 and 2-stop. With a 77mm filter, it wouldn't fit on the 16-35.

It is not in their catalog, so you will need to contact the distributer (HP Marketing) and special order it (takes about 4-5 weeks for delivery).




  
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Sep 06, 2009 20:03 |  #11

I have been thinking about contacting Schneider and ask about a 82mm 10-stop. But I suspect that they are just unable to get their hands on the glass in larger than 77mm diameter. Well, I can at least try Schneider, before trying HP Marketing.


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Sep 06, 2009 22:18 |  #12

pwm2 wrote in post #8595647 (external link)
I have been thinking about contacting Schneider and ask about a 82mm 10-stop. But I suspect that they are just unable to get their hands on the glass in larger than 77mm diameter. Well, I can at least try Schneider, before trying HP Marketing.

Schneider U.S. will make one for you. However, although it will have Schott glass, it will not be in a B+W mount. Because Schneider U.S. primarily makes motion picture filters, the glass will be a little thicker and so will the mount, meaning it will vignette more than a B+W F-Pro mount. I went through this exercise with them (through a dealer) when I had them make an 82mm .9 (3-stop) ND filter for me. I almost did the same for the 10-stop, but they would only make four, meaning the dealer would have had to take the other three. In addition, the price to me would have been close to $300! Thus, I wound up dealing with HP Marketing instead (again, through a dealer) and purchasing the Heliopan in a thin mount at a considerably lesser cost. PM me if you want all the details.




  
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Sep 06, 2009 22:36 |  #13

Cool lenses. ;)


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Sep 06, 2009 22:57 |  #14

@patrick7: we have the same set of lenses and aside from the UV filter i have on the 18-55mm i also use the EW-60C lens hood its a necessecity when we really want to protect our investments, though protection from flare is not much really here. the lens hood for the 55-250mm i believe is sufficient enough to do the job aside from preventing unwanted flares from getting into the lens it protects it from unwanted smudges, fingerprints and rain.


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Sep 08, 2009 13:33 as a reply to  @ kronuz0422's post |  #15

I buy a hood with every lens. I'm also more likely to have hoods on than uv filters. *although I'm paranoid and end up with the uv filters too.

they're light, they're cheap and they absorb a good bit of the bumps.

somewhere on here a guy had a photo of his dog, great shot, he went on to tell how the dog proceeded to run right up into the lens. no hood to keep the tongue off. lol I remember that every single time I investigate a new lens. to me, the hood is mandatory.


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