2007 August 2nd, 21:32
Will this lens hood be ok with hv20?
I found the following lens hood in B&H:
B+W 43mm Screw-In Folding Rubber Lens Hood #900
Will it work all right with the hv20?
2007 August 2nd, 22:35
While the product might be, be very weary of the shop you buy it. I usually use ResselerRatings.com to see if an online shop is a baiter, or a real shop.
2007 August 2nd, 22:42
Are you suggesting B&H might be a bait/switch online shop? I assure you B&H is 100% on the up and up, they handle our govt contracts when such equipment they sell is needed. They are at our office all the time handing out new catalogs and demoing new products.
Originally Posted by Eugenia Loli-Queru
2007 August 2nd, 23:40
B&H is fine, i've bought from them.
Will the hood work for this camera?
2007 August 3rd, 01:21
I am simply suggesting to be always cautious about online shopping, especially about photography stuff.
2007 August 3rd, 17:20
Last edited by zephyrnoid; 2007 August 5th at 20:24.
2007 August 3rd, 02:18
Ok, but to be clear in this situation, where looking up resellerratings probably doesn't apply for BH, you should be fine making a purchase from them.
2007 August 3rd, 03:15
That lens hood doesn't look like it would do much for you; it's too short.
To control ambient light effectively, you really need a matte box.
These are expensive to buy, but you can easily make your own with black foamcore and an exacto blade.
Of course, the HV20 naked doesn't really have anywhere to mount a matte box, but if you use a supplemental lens, such as a wide angle, then you're good to go.
2007 August 3rd, 08:44
Regarding the matte box, i get what you say...Unfortunately i need a simple, very portable solution, and my budget is tight...I've seen lots of guys here with relatively small lens hoods, like this:
In your opinion, will this be better than the B+W one?
2007 August 3rd, 09:28
Slightly insidious, but mostly harmless
I bought 3 of these from this guy in Shanghai for under £2.00 each...
I bought 3 coz they were so cheap and looked very plasticy but first one is still on and doing fine after several months. No damage. They were delivered to London in 5 days
2007 August 3rd, 12:36
can anyone recomend me a hood for in fron the the Raynox 6600 (72mm thread) I dont want it to come into view at full wide
2007 August 3rd, 15:30
Lucky you. I bought mine a month ago and I'm still waiting! I e-mailed him and he said he's surprised I haven't received it as they shipped it long ago, and that I need to go check with my local post office. I'll check tomorrow, but I doubt it will be there somehow. Nevertheless, he has excellent feedback, so it is probably just a glitch in the postal system.
Originally Posted by vegasarian