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Real Poll: Lens Hoods

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by Bravin Neff, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. Bravin Neff

    Bravin Neff Mu-43 Regular

    192
    Sep 25, 2011
    Detroit
    Bravin Neff
    I'm trying this again, because I clearly didn't think the options through on my other poll. Please ignore that thread, and vote here!
     
  2. Mellow

    Mellow Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 27, 2010
    Florida or Idaho
    Tom
    Bravin, what's your choice?
     
  3. Bravin Neff

    Bravin Neff Mu-43 Regular

    192
    Sep 25, 2011
    Detroit
    Bravin Neff
    I'm a little embarrassed. I didn't even realize that flower petal types could be a choice, despite owning at least three Nikkors that all have that type of hood.

    I guess I kind of like the rectangular ones.
     
  4. carpandean

    carpandean Mu-43 Top Veteran

    827
    Oct 29, 2010
    Western NY
    I like the look of square ones on smaller primes. However, on big zooms and tele primes, the flower petal type looks right. On very few lenses do I like round ones.
     
  5. snkenai

    snkenai Mu-43 Top Veteran

    523
    Sep 5, 2010
    I have 3 round ones. Don't like petal ones.
     
  6. Bravin Neff

    Bravin Neff Mu-43 Regular

    192
    Sep 25, 2011
    Detroit
    Bravin Neff
    That's a good point. The type of lens (short, long, prime, zoom) can make a difference as to what hood looks "right" on it.
     
  7. goldenlight

    goldenlight Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 30, 2010
    Essex
    John
    Shouldn't the question be, "What type of lens hood is the most effective?" :biggrin:
     
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  8. Grinch

    Grinch Mu-43 Top Veteran

    813
    Jan 9, 2011
    Canada
    What about the hoods for the panny 25 & 45? There half round, half square. So do they qualify as round or square?
     
  9. b_rubenstein

    b_rubenstein Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 20, 2012
    Melbourne, FL
    Not on a Boyz with Toyz forum :rolleyes:
     
  10. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    "Don't Care" wins by a landslide! Just like the Elections!
     
  11. Mellow

    Mellow Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 27, 2010
    Florida or Idaho
    Tom
    I'm guessing this is why "Don't care" won in a landslide . . . I imagine many of those people meant, "Whatever works best, don't care what it looks like". That would describe me.
     
  12. DPitts

    DPitts Mu-43 Rookie

    15
    Dec 15, 2012
    Raleigh NC
    Doug Pitts
    it depends on the sensor, and lens design as to which shaped lens hood is the most effective...primarily in the corners of the image.
     
  13. merosen

    merosen Mu-43 Regular

    128
    Jun 14, 2012
    Somerville (Boston), MA
    Mark
    I prefer mine mounted backwards on the lens :rofl:
     
  14. jnewell

    jnewell Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 23, 2011
    Boston, MA
    Why would I, or anyone else, care about how it looks? :confused: I care about how it works.
     
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  15. jnewell

    jnewell Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 23, 2011
    Boston, MA
    What he wrote ^^^
     
  16. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    Round looks better on long lenses, rectangular looks better on wide lenses. It's all about the looks, hoods make cameras sexy and some cameras sexier.
     
  17. spatulaboy

    spatulaboy I'm not really here

    Jul 13, 2011
    North Carolina
    Vin
    Wait, where's the option for the vented metal ring type hoods?

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/vftsai/7695047648/" title="Panny GF2 / Sigma 30mm f2.8 by Vincent-F-Tsai, on Flickr"> 7695047648_d06bd0295d_z. "640" height="480" alt="Panny GF2 / Sigma 30mm f2.8"></a>

    Start a new poll please. Just kidding.
     
  18. Zariell

    Zariell Mu-43 Top Veteran

    535
    Sep 28, 2012
    Bountiful, UT
    +1, I just want it to shade the lens and keep out of the way.
     
  19. Just Jim

    Just Jim Mu-43 Top Veteran

    941
    Oct 20, 2011
    I protest. Where's the compendium shade.
     
  20. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    oooohhhh ... vented is so sexy, functionally unimportant, but oh so sexy.