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Nikon HN-CP12

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      14.03.2008 00:05
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      Works well for the proposed purpose.


      This lens hood came with my lens. As my lens is a telephoto unlike other lenses when you change the focal length (zoom) the actual lens does not extend - that's why my lens came with this "sunflower" design.

      The rounded lens hoods come with lenses which extend when the focal length is changed; in doing this the barrel turns - this turns the hood too. If I was to put a sunflower hood on one of those then the "petals" would keep turning and would not stay in place.

      Why Use This?

      Not everyone likes to use hoods. But they do have a purpose. They are used to block light hitting the lens from the side and flushing your photos; causing a ghosting effect, or in major circumstances can wash out your photo completely.

      The HN-CP2 is a good piece of kit - it matches my lens and fits on just by resting it on the end of the lens and twisting it into place. The removal of it is the same way. I often use this hood along with filters. Although you will have to remove the hood when trying to use a ring flash as a fill-in.


      It does exactly what you want it to - block unwanted light from the sides.


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