Talk:Lens hood

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
WikiProject Photography (Rated Stub-class)
WikiProject icon This article is within the scope of WikiProject Photography, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of photography on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
Stub-Class article Stub  This article has been rated as Stub-Class on the project's quality scale.
 ???  This article has not yet received a rating on the project's importance scale.
 

Question[edit]

what is its uses

Ummm... how about read the article? The first line explains that its purpose is "to block the sun or other light source in order to prevent glare and lens flare." :-P ǝɹʎℲxoɯ (contrib) 21:16, 26 September 2008 (UTC)

Leverage?[edit]

The last sentance reads "On the other hand, a hard lens hood increases the leverage caused by a blow to the end."

When a lens with an attached hood is dropped, the hood would almost certainly break off, and if not, would be deformed either permanently or temporarily, thereby absorbing some of the shock of the impact, shock that would have been imposed upon the lens and the mount if the hood had not been attached. Any additional leverage that might place additional strain on the lens mount would certainly be, at most, minimal when compared to the strain absorbed by the hood.

I suggest we remove this sentence. TCav (talk) 15:24, 10 April 2009 (UTC)

Done. TCav (talk) 23:00, 18 April 2009 (UTC)

compendium hood[edit]

Has the author ever heard of a compendium hood? It's a kind of bellows that can be adjusted to fit the lens's focal length and the field of view of the image. A description and pictures need to be added. WilliamSommerwerck (talk) 15:11, 21 January 2011 (UTC)