What Lens Hood To Use For EFS 18-55mm & 55-250mm ?

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plainman007 Forum Member • Posts: 76
What Lens Hood To Use For EFS 18-55mm & 55-250mm ?

Hi,

Both the lenses i own EFS 18-55mm IS and the EFS 55-250mm IS have a rotating front ring right. So what lens hood should i go for considering these type of lenses because the hood would also rotate and the flower hood might rotate with it causing some vignetting problems etc ?

The alternate is the 3 stage collapsible rubber hood. Its the conical type and can collapse when using wider angles.

Please let me know what you guys think and what you use.

Regards

jcochran Senior Member • Posts: 1,083
Re: What Lens Hood To Use For EFS 18-55mm & 55-250mm ?
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For the 18-55 use Canon EW-60C

For the 55-250 use Canon ET-60

Neither hood is the petal type so the rotating front is not a concern.

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Re: What Lens Hood To Use For EFS 18-55mm & 55-250mm ?

plainman007 wrote:

Hi,

Both the lenses i own EFS 18-55mm IS and the EFS 55-250mm IS have a rotating front ring right. So what lens hood should i go for considering these type of lenses because the hood would also rotate and the flower hood might rotate with it causing some vignetting problems etc ?

Neither of the Canon hoods for these lenses are tulip shaped. There's a tiny hood for the 18-55. I bought a generic one for the 55-250.
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BAK Forum Pro • Posts: 20,901
I use rubber hoods;

One is fairly long andworks fine for the55-250 and I have a flatter one for the 18-55.

I used to use a longer one (same as the 55-250) on the 18-55mm lens, and it worked OK as long as I remembered to fold it back. Which, of course, then meant it wasn't as efficient,

So I spent the extra ten bucks. I leave them on all the time.

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plainman007 OP Forum Member • Posts: 76
Re: I use rubber hoods;

Hi,

Even i was planning to buy the rubber hoods from hong kong via ebay. They expand and collapse in 3 stages if im right. Even i was thinking of one such hood for each lens and leave it permanantly on.

Thanks

valkerie Regular Member • Posts: 331
Re: I use rubber hoods;
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Re: I use rubber hoods;
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UCSDxB0i Regular Member • Posts: 323
Buy this ET-60 replica...

Why spend $10 LOL? Just get this. I bought this for the 55-250mm lens.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=320499613564

plainman007 OP Forum Member • Posts: 76
Re: Buy this ET-60 replica...

Hi,

How does this $3.17 one feel and look up close ? Is the quality good ? Because the photo quality looks pixellated. Is the finish good and as close to the original Canon ones that are similar ?

Thanks

UCSDxB0i Regular Member • Posts: 323
Re: Buy this ET-60 replica...

It feels a little on the flimsy side but is a good fit. It's smooth and is perfectly round as far as I can tell. Compared to the flower looking ones which my friend has on his Nikon lens this definitely not as study and thick.

I have not tried an original Canon ET-60 on my lens so I cannot comment on the difference. For blocking out stray light and preventing someone accidentally touching the lens It serves its purpose until someone can show me how this is bad for my pics... or until I see the lens interfering with my pics.

Maybe someone with more experience on hoods can buy one and comment for $3. LOL

Agent Fox Mulder Regular Member • Posts: 138
Re: I use rubber hoods;

I use the rubber type. Only problem is with the 18-55 lens. Can't go wider than 24mm with it on, black corners. Buy the aftermarket EW-60C and ET-60. Im waiting for mine to come in the post.

Paul

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plainman007 OP Forum Member • Posts: 76
Re: I use rubber hoods;

Agent Fox > * When you go lower than 24mm you can compress the hood right ? It does have 3 stages right ? Did you try folding it back when going lower then 24mm and still have black corners showing up ?

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AndMarios Regular Member • Posts: 381
I use a petal one with the 18-55 IS

I got one common cheap petal hood from ebay to use with my EF-S 18-55 IS.

I ordered it by mistake but it turned out that it works quite well!

Unless you do macro (about 10-15 cm distance from the subject) the hood doesn't get into the way except at 18mm. There you get tiny black marks at the corners of the frame. So small though that they aren't visible in the viewfinder. For macro you have to remove the hood.

Also I see no vignetting (used the colorpicker tool on my computer to be sure).

Most of the time (subjects at 50cm or more) the hood is pretty much straight so it doesn't even look funny!

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Agent Fox Mulder Regular Member • Posts: 138
Re: I use rubber hoods;

Mine folds back once. Its 15yrs old. Off my old Eos 3 film camera. Folded back I can shoot at 20mm but if the hood is extented out, 24mm.

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plainman007 OP Forum Member • Posts: 76
Re: I use rubber hoods;

Thanks Everyone.

Agent > * 15 yrs old ? and it only folds back once ? Ok that might be the main problem because the ones im talking about fold back once and then once more. So there are 3 stages in all. Wide. Standard. And Tele. I think this should work. Anyway the costs being between $3-$5. I think ill just give it a shot. And if one doesnt work then the rigid EW-60 or something like that maybe. But whatever route we choose, i think flower petal hoods are out of the question because 18-55mm and 55-250mm IS lenses rotate at the front end. This might cause different types of shadowing depending on how its focussed.

Stu Brennan Regular Member • Posts: 301
Re: I use a petal one with the 18-55 IS

I'm looking for a rubbery 58mm shade for my 18-55 with minimal or no wide angle issues. The reason is that I'm tired of getting fingerprints on my polarizer while reaching around the rigid Canon shade to rotate it. I want to mount the shade onto the polarizer. Then I can just rotate shade to rotate the polarizer. Any suggestions?

Stu

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