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180mm f2.8 AF-D lens hood?

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by docshank, Apr 20, 2007.

  1. docshank

    docshank

    52
    Feb 24, 2007
    Tennessee
    For the users of the 180mm f2.8 AF-D lens. Do you use the built-in lens hood or is there a better alternative lens hood when using this lens with a DSLR camera? I'm fixing to order this lens within the next few days and am wondering if I need to order a different hood for it at the same time. I know it comes with a built-in hood, just wondering if there is one that is recommended to be better when using this lens on a digital camera. Thanks in advance for the replies.

    docshank
     
  2. Ray C.

    Ray C.

    650
    Nov 7, 2005
    Thailand
    doc, the 180mm is a great piece of glass and the built-in hood is just fine.
     
  3. rvink

    rvink

    Mar 21, 2006
    New Zealand
    If you want a deeper hood than the built-in hood, consider the B+W screwin metal telephoto hood. Check B&H for details. This hood is much longer than the built-in hood, it probably vignets when used on film cameras but should be fine for DX.
     
  4. Randy

    Randy

    May 11, 2006
    the builtin is great and the builtin part is even better
    the 300/4 has the same s/u
    but both are also open on the back end so be careful changing lenses
     
  5. I can't imagine what I'd shoot with mine that would require a different hood. I was shooting backlit GBHs and cormorants this morning near my condo with no problems. I think you'll find the built in hood adequate. Not to worry ... and you're in for a real treat when you view your first images with it. Be well and shoot lots.
     
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