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Hood options for 75-300IS

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May 06, 2011 23:09 |  #1

Just been looking at my hood options for my 75-300IS and wanted to know a few things first. As far as I can tell there is no rotation in the lens zooming in and out, so can I use a flower type hood or do I need the full hood? I would like a hood that can be reversed on the lens when putting in my bag, so are there any that won't allow that? My last ? is do people use a CPL with a hood or is it just overkill? I like the blues I get in the sky with a CPL, but have challenges using one with my other lens when the hood is on. I have a 58mm to 67mm step up ring and a 67mm CPL so should I just get a generic 67mm screw on hood and use the hood with the CPL or do you think I'd get vignetting? Thanks for the help just trying to figure out what will work best.

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May 06, 2011 23:34 |  #2

Usually you can avoid vignetting pretty easily with telephoto lenses... especially singe you are stepping up from 58mm to 67mm. You might have trouble finding a deep enough lens hood in 67mm size. Most teles didn't come with petal shaped hoods until recently... so a "generic" would be fine.

Certainly if you use a CPL a lot, a screw-in hood might have an advantage. It is a bit of a pain, but the usual procedure is to remove the hood, adjust the CPL to where you want it, then put the hood back on. With a screw-in, non-petal hood the right size, you can just rotate the hood and the CPL at the same time. Of course, a screw-in hood doesn't reverse for storage as conveniently (but might loosely fit backwards over the lens while it's in the camera bag).

You could use a hood like either of these, without much concern about vignetting. Especially if you use your lens on a crop sensor camera:

http://www.bhphotovide​ …w_In_Metal_Tele​photo.html (external link)

http://www.bhphotovide​ …w_In_Metal_Tele​photo.html (external link)

Those are both pretty pricey. When I need a generic hood, I usually go look at a local camera show that's held in my area monthly. There's also a store that carries a lot of used stuff. I can usually find a hood for $3 to $10. That way I can test the hood on my lens, to be sure there is no vignetting.... But with a telephoto on a crop camera, you probably have little to worry about.

Some hoods in the past allowed for a CPL. They had a little rubber wheel mounted in them, that would turn the CPL with the hood on. I've often thought it would be pretty easy to rig... or to just cut a slot in the underside of the hood (where it likely wouldn't matter), large enough to turn the CPL with a finger.

I don't have 75-300 IS, so can't give specific answer to that particular lens.

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May 07, 2011 13:23 as a reply to  @ amfoto1's post |  #3

Just get a 67 to 58 step down ring and use the filter you have....:lol:

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