The no lens hood epidemic

Started Jan 30, 2013 | Discussions thread
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The no lens hood epidemic
Jan 30, 2013

The failure to supply a lens hood with new lenses has become an epidemic. Elsewhere I saw a comment that Sigma were the latest to join the no-lens-hood gang by stating that their 30mm MFT lens "doesn't require a hood". Well, no, it may not, particularly if you either fit a protection filter or don't care if the front element gets scratched.

I recently bought someone a Nikon 1 series camera with the 10-30 kit lens, which has the front element very close to the front of the lens barrel: no lens hood supplied, naturally. I find this incomprehensible - even more incomprehensible than the ripoff prices that manufacturers are charging for the lens hoods that should have been included with relatively expensive lenses. Of course these swindles bump up their profit margin. Thank god for the Chinese knock-offs.

Roy

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