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Old Apr 10, 2011, 11:56 AM   #1
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Default Lens hood for fujifilm HS10

I am new at this, so help will be needed for quite sometime!

I just bought the HS10 which has not arrived yet. I want to buy a lens hood but I am not sure which to buy.

Googling I saw on Amazon Fuji's hood for this camera at 20.89 which is OK but the one review is terrible saying that it is flimsy and made of plastic. On that page it shows a Pro Digital Hard Lens Hood at 12.99 but there are no reviews.

I will be putting a Hoya UV Pro1 Digital Filter on it, so it will bring the hood out a bit. Unless of course you can stear me to something better...

Any suggestions please?

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Wait until you get the camera!
Then realize you are not always going to have the hood on it, unless all you do is outside bright light shooting. I don't use my hoods, or rarely do. For a couple of reasons: if they are on the camera most of the time...they get in the way when walking about...not helpful. Make the camera look more massive than it already does, and most of the time I want as much available light...
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BTW in a pinch, if you Really need one, a coffee cup sleeve like you get at cafes will do the trick, just slip it over the lens. (and it folds FLAT to carry easily)
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I used to have a very nice hood for my pentax spotmatic. It was rubber and would pull out to use and accordian back towards the camera to be out of the way. Those were the days. That was in the 1960's and 70's. sigh.
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I used to have a very nice hood for my pentax spotmatic. It was rubber and would pull out to use and accordian back towards the camera to be out of the way. Those were the days. That was in the 1960's and 70's. sigh.
Folding rubber hoods are available @ B.&H. photo.
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Rubber hoods need to be notched for zoom lenses otherwise you'll get clipped corners at wide angle.
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I used to have a very nice hood for my pentax spotmatic. It was rubber and would pull out to use and accordian back towards the camera to be out of the way. Those were the days. That was in the 1960's and 70's. sigh.
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Rubber hoods need to be notched for zoom lenses otherwise you'll get clipped corners at wide angle.
You could just roll it back and it won't be a problem for wide angle.
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I really do want a 'proper' lens hood because I do mostly outdoor shots and often it is very sunny. The reason I was trying to choose between the two hoods in my post is because of the 'notches' for wide angle.

Does anyone have these or similar in 58mm that they are happy/unhappy with?
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I really do want a 'proper' lens hood because I do mostly outdoor shots and often it is very sunny. The reason I was trying to choose between the two hoods in my post is because of the 'notches' for wide angle.

Does anyone have these or similar in 58mm that they are happy/unhappy with?
Hi,
IMO use of a lens hood usually improves contrast, and also gives good lens protection in lieu of lens filters which were necessary with film photography, but much less so with digital, I avoid extra glass in the optical path which can give rise to lens flare. I'm not familiar with the camera you're getting, but if 58 mm is the standard mount then any with a 58 mm thread should be OK.
Just my thoughts hope this helps ... Jack.
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