Lens Hood on Tele ?

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Chris R-UK Forum Pro • Posts: 20,787
Lens hood

tirediron wrote:

JimH123 wrote:

yousaf wrote:

Is this a good enough or should I look for original one in the used market? https://www.daraz.pk/products/heavystar-dedicated-lens-hood-for-canon-ef-100-400-f45-56l-is-lens-for-canon-et-83c-i128152600-s1287123393.html?mp=1

A lens hood is not something that will give better results if you use the original or a 3rd party. The real concern is whether the image will vignette at the minimum FL end.

I find myself using the rubber lens hoods that can be rolled out or in as needed. I bought a number of sizes and they just screw into the filter threads. If I get vignetting when rolled out, I just roll it back.

An example. They come in all tread sizes:


Buying OE will ensure that the hood is optimized for your lens. You'll notice that most hoods, especially on tele-zooms have a 'petal' shape; if the 3rd party has the identical shape, fine but if it's generic, you may run into vignetting, etc.

All of the telephoto zoom lenses that I have owned (about eight, including a Canon 100-400mm MkI) have had normal cylindrical hoods. It has been the shorter focal length zooms that go to wide angles that have had petal shaped hoods.

This is what the Canon hood for the 100-400mm MkII looks like:

https://www.wexphotovideo.com/canon-et-83d-lens-hood-for-ef100-400-f45-56lis-ii-usm-1570796/? mkwid=s9jlMfwfV_dc&pcrid=324753634971&kword=&match=&plid=&product=1570796&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIz-b69JCP6wIVk-5RCh0AbQbeEAQYAyABEgIA6_D_BwE

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