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Lens Hood for my 85mm 1.8

 
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Jul 05, 2013 06:19 |  #16

As explained above, the reason for the petal-shaped hood is that wider-angle lenses can't use a round hood as they would cause vignetting at the corners. So, they shorten the corners to eliminate it.

On mid- and longer telephotos (and zooms), the narrower angle of view provided by the lens permits a longer, fixed-length (eg, cylindrical) shape without vignetting. Per the Canon website for the 85 1.2, its angle of view is 28 degrees 30 minutes, and at the length needed for best protection, the cylindrical hood works just fine. So, to save manufacturing costs, that's what they use.

I bought the 'genuine' Canon hood when I bought my 85 1.8 at B&H. Worked fine, although a bit pricey for a simple piece of plastic. Although someone above suggested get a cheapo flea-bay hood and modify it with a dremel cutting tool, you'd effectively be reducing the level of angular incident light protection the hood is there to prevent. Bump and ding protection would also be slightly reduced as well.


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Jul 05, 2013 06:58 |  #17

A petal style hood would be functionally less useful on the 85. You seem to want style over function. Its sort of like adding an kick stand to your car because you like the way it looked on your bike.




  
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Jul 05, 2013 10:41 |  #18

gonzogolf wrote in post #16093056 (external link)
like adding an kick stand to your car because you like the way it looked on your bike.

Win :)


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Jul 05, 2013 11:11 |  #19

gonzogolf wrote in post #16093056 (external link)
A petal style hood would be functionally less useful on the 85. You seem to want style over function. Its sort of like adding an kick stand to your car because you like the way it looked on your bike.

OMG! Idea of the century! I'm gonna do that this summer to my 1972 240z




  
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Jul 05, 2013 11:39 |  #20

All my L series lens came from canon with pedal hoods, even my L85mm prime. You can pay canon's high replacement price or get a cheaper aftermarket one.


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Jul 05, 2013 12:13 |  #21

TJays wrote in post #16093730 (external link)
All my L series lens came from canon with pedal hoods, even my L85mm prime. You can pay canon's high replacement price or get a cheaper aftermarket one.

The ES-79II hood for the 85L is not petal shaped


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