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Old 06-01-2014   #1
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Default Screw in Lens Hoods?

Hi. I was just wondering if any of you know about any generic, 58mm filter-thread screw in telephoto lens-hoods out there? Ive got a fuji HS30EXR which comes with this pathetic little wide-angle thing:
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I want to get one of these longer, tube like hoods for when I'm shooting out at the telephoto end, but obviously fuji don't make anything like this.
Any help appreciated

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While most of the 58mm lens hoods for sale on ebay are for wider lenses, there are lots for telephotos, too. On ebay go to cameras & photo, then to lenses & filters, then to lens hoods, and then search for 58mm lens hood. You can also find new ones at major online camera stores.
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There use to be a website that has PDF files for making DIY lens hoods out of paper. Not sure if they have any for your setup.

Need to do a google search to see if it still exists.

http://www.lenshoods.co.uk/

There are many more sites as well.
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Ive known about the paper lenshood website for a long time, but never noticed the 'create a custom hood' link, yet when you try it it says its for subscribers only :P yet there is no info on how to create an account :P
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One important concern where selecting a lens hood is VIGNETTING! This is a condition where the lens hood actually cuts into the image area and causes a black circle to form around the edges of the frame. In may not be noticeable when you look through the viewfinder with the lens wide open but it can set in when the aperture automatically stops down when you release the shutter.

It is best to test for this problem by using the preview control feature on your camera body and then verifying the results on the camera’s LCD screen and further to that on you computer screen during editing.

Not all lens shades will work on every focal length setting on a zoom lens and shallow ones may not vignette but may not offer maximum shading of the lens to avoid flare. For critical work with a variety of lenses, I recommend a bellows or compendium lens shade which you can adjust for maximum flare reduction for each or you lenses or focal length settings at various apertures and avoid vignetting at the same time. Once you have tested the shade a various depths and apertures on at various focal lengths, you can mark off the tracks for quick adjustments when you are shooting. Below- I have posted a picture of a typical bellows shade, this one made by Lee. When you order the hood you must specify the diameter of the lens in order to receive the right adapter.

I hope this helps.

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