Lens Hood Recommendations.

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by Gyles, Jul 10, 2012.

  1. Gyles

    Gyles Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 15, 2012
    Sunny Norfolk, UK
    Travelographer and self confessed Hexaholic
    Been playing about with my kit and have been surprised just how much difference the hood makes on my 14-45mm Panny.

    Anyone recommend hoods for the following and what difference does a petal type make to a solid type.

    Panasonic 20mm - 46mm dia
    Quarry 28mm f3.5 macro - 55mm dia
    Hexanon 28mm f3.5 - 55mm dia
    Hexanon 40mm f1.8 - 55mm dia
    Hexanon 50mm f1.7 - 55mm dia
    Hexanon 135mm f3.2 - 55mm dia

    seen lots of cheap 3 way folding ones on the bay that look quite tempting.

    Cheers
     
  2. jyc860923

    jyc860923 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 28, 2012
    Shenyang, China
    贾一川
    Using the 14-45 too, what is that big difference you noticed with each hoods? I'm using the petal one.

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  3. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    The longer the focal length the deeper the hood you can use. The deeper the hood you can use without experiencing vignetting, the better. A zoom lens is limited to the hood which will work for its widest angle, and thus loses hood effectiveness for the longer focal lengths. A petal shaped hood opens up the corners where vignetting starts, allowing you to go a little deeper before you reach that threshold. This is most eFfective for the wider angles, but relies on a bayonet or similar mount which can keep the hood at the right angle (where the openings are in the corners) and can't easily be built for a screw-in hood that uses filter threads.
     
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  4. DeeJayK

    DeeJayK Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 8, 2011
    Pacific Northwest, USA
    Keith
    Particularly for the P20 I would recommend a collapsible rubber hood of the type [post=224871]seen here[/post]. This allows you to maintain the thin profile of the lens.
     
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  5. phrenic

    phrenic Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 13, 2010
    On the topic of lens hoods, does anyone know if there's any that have a nice secure cap like on the rokinon/samyang fisheye? I love that push/snap cap that goes over the hood (and locks).
     
  6. DeeJayK

    DeeJayK Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 8, 2011
    Pacific Northwest, USA
    Keith
    You could go with something like this (depending on the lens).
     
  7. phrenic

    phrenic Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 13, 2010
    Thanks. Maybe that will be a good match for the 40-150mm...I find it gets banged around abit due to the length of the barrel and big exposed front element. Hopefully it will be ok for the local length (description says from 70mm).

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  8. DeeJayK

    DeeJayK Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 8, 2011
    Pacific Northwest, USA
    Keith
    Yeah, I guess at the price it's worth a shot. It's hard to tell what angle of view that "70mm" from the description is referring to, since that focal length is markedly different on 4/3 vs. APS-C vs. "full frame" sensor. I wouldn't be shocked if you noticed a small bit of vignetting at 40mm with that hood. If you're concerned about that, you could also consider a shorter hood.
     
  9. Gyles

    Gyles Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 15, 2012
    Sunny Norfolk, UK
    Travelographer and self confessed Hexaholic
    @ Ned, as my Hex's are all 55mm threads I could buy a couple of different depths, see you they work with each lens then fill in the gaps.
     
  10. phrenic

    phrenic Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 13, 2010
    I was assuming they meant 35mm equivalent, but yes it is appropriately vague!

    I suppose the flipside of going with the 'normal' hood that would be less likely to vignette is that it is also less likely to block stray light?

    I remember seeing in reviews that the 40-150mm wasn't that prone to flaring and the hood wasn't seen as mandatory, but I suppose it can only help.
     
  11. DeeJayK

    DeeJayK Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 8, 2011
    Pacific Northwest, USA
    Keith
    I think we can safely assume they weren't referring to :43:.:wink:

    Yeah, that's the trade off. I think I'd probably try the longer hood first.

    True that.
     
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  12. Gyles

    Gyles Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 15, 2012
    Sunny Norfolk, UK
    Travelographer and self confessed Hexaholic
    Hoya do a 55mm multi hood covering 35-200mm......any good?