Lens hood messing up my edges?

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by TheHundreds, Jul 8, 2008.

  1. TheHundreds

    TheHundreds

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    Jun 26, 2008
    NYC
  2. Snipps

    Snipps

    896
    Oct 7, 2006
    looks like the hood might be too big for the lens. What you see(light falloff in the corners) is called vignetting. Im not sure why it would happen at 55 though, 18 makes sense.
     
  3. TheHundreds

    TheHundreds

    379
    Jun 26, 2008
    NYC
    maybe it's not put on right i have no idea
    so what hood lens should i get? i don't like the round one from nikon.
     
  4. genera

    genera

    Oct 6, 2005
    California
    It should be installed so that the larger petals are on the top and botton when the camera is in landscape orientation. A filter could also be a cause of the dark edges. Were you using one for this shot?
     
  5. DrewC

    DrewC

    Jan 30, 2007
    Denver, CO
    what dont you like 'bout round lens hoods? it seems like the best lens hood you could get is the proper one for the lens.
     
  6. senna

    senna

    Jan 6, 2007
    San Jose Ca.
    This is a stronger possibllity than the hood. If it was the hood the vingetting would be way stronger @ 18mm than 55mm, not the same.

    Remove the hood and see if the problem remains. if you do have a filter remove it after testing without the hood and check your results.
    Simple proccess of elimination, then you will know the real cause.:wink:
     
  7. JoJo2Fast

    JoJo2Fast

    Nov 20, 2007
    Auburn, WA
    I had problems like this with my 18-135mm but only once in awhile. Though that was only at 18. Not sure why that would occur at 55mm. Did you not get a hood when you got the lens?
     
  8. gfx1

    gfx1

    75
    Mar 31, 2008
    the Netherlands
    The 18-135 does some vignetting when used wide open.
    at 135mm it is the most obvious, stopping it down helps.
     
  9. pforsell

    pforsell

    Jan 15, 2008
  10. TheHundreds

    TheHundreds

    379
    Jun 26, 2008
    NYC
    lol it's not that cheap it's pretty sturdy actually i think i would need a chainsaw :(
     
  11. B&H lists the HB-45 Bayonet Lens Hood for all versions of the 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6. It sure looks smaller from what your link shows you have.herin lies your problem! It's about $18 from B&H or from Boca Photo.
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  12. TheHundreds

    TheHundreds

    379
    Jun 26, 2008
    NYC
    i fixed it i took out the uv filter i had.
     
  13. I would remove the hood and use your hand.
     

  14. YUP, that would do it! Thanks for letting us know.