A tale of two lens shades

Started 1 month ago | Discussions thread
ForumParentFirstPrevious
Flat view
JimKasson
MOD JimKasson Forum Pro • Posts: 40,652
A tale of two lens shades

The last two lenses that I bought have quite different lens shades.

  • The one on the left is for the Hasselblad XCD 38 mm f/2.5 lens. The one on the right is for the Fuji 20-35 mm f/4 GF lens.
  • The one on the left is made of metal. The one on the right is made of plastic.
  • The one on the left is cylindrical. The one on the right has a tulip profile.

If you drop a plastic lens shade, it will bounce. I hate metal lens shades. If you drop them, they will most likely bend. If you're unlucky enough to drop them on the end that mates to the lens, you may never be able to use them again. Thanks to prior purchases of several Zeiss lenses, I have lots of experience with metal lens shades, and almost all of it is bad. I don't know about Hasselblad, but Zeiss adds injury to insult by charging an arm and a leg for replacement shades.

I like tulip shades. They shade the front element as much as they can without intruding into the picture. Cylindrical shades don't stick out as far as they could where you need it.

-- hide signature --
 JimKasson's gear list:JimKasson's gear list
Leica Q2 Monochrom Nikon Z7 Fujifilm GFX 100 Nikon Z9 Hasselblad X2D 100c +1 more
ForumParentFirstPrevious
Flat view
ForumParentFirstPrevious
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow