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Old Jul 6, 2005, 6:57 PM   #1
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I'm returning to SLR shooting after a long lay-off and just bought a Canon EOS 20d with the 17-85mm zoom. From everything I've read, it sounds like I should buy a lens hood, but I'm not sure which one? Go with the Canon hood for this lens or is there a better choice? Any advice is appreciated.
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Old Jul 12, 2005, 11:30 AM   #2
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There is alwaysCHEAPER, however in the long run - the manufacturer has generally spent time on the design of components. Never believed in "just like Canons only cheaper" Lens hoods aren't THAT expensive.
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Old Jul 12, 2005, 7:14 PM   #3
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I haven't been able to find the Canon lens hood for the 17-85 IS.

Any suggestions?
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Old Jul 12, 2005, 8:23 PM   #4
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You can find it here, at B&H:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...amp;sku=348366

Can anyone explain why it's petal-shaped? Is that better than a regular hood?


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Old Jul 12, 2005, 11:58 PM   #5
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Lots of places are taking orders - I'm looking for someone who actually has one in stock! B & H charges you when you order!
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Old Jul 13, 2005, 7:17 AM   #6
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Can anyone explain why it's petal-shaped? Is that better than a regular hood?

It is petal shaped so as to prevent dark corners, vignetting, when shooting at lower zooms, wide angle. For the hood to work the hoods petals HAVE to be aligned with the camera.

Set the camera on the lowest zoom, 1x, and rotate the petal zoom.

You should be able to see vignetting on the view finder when the hood is not aligned with the camera.

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Old Jul 13, 2005, 7:23 AM   #7
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Thanks, Stan. Makes perfect sense.
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