Slotted lens hood

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by Ricoh, Dec 21, 2013.

  1. Ricoh

    Ricoh Mu-43 Top Veteran

    906
    Nov 2, 2013
    UK
    Steve
    Is the purpose of a slotted lens hood cosmetic, or is there a more practical purpose? Less mass possibly, but it can't be significant, can it?
    Any ideas or views?
     
  2. MajorMagee

    MajorMagee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 24, 2011
    Dayton, OH
    Some have said that it prevents it from buffeting in the wind.
     
  3. mattia

    mattia Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 3, 2012
    The Netherlands
    Pretentiousness. Vented hoods only make sense on rangefinders, where they allow you to look through it. On a through the lens camera, they're just for looks.