What mades LAVA Lens hoods
difference from others?
This lens hood is from a leading manufacturer producing
photography equipment for more than 10 years. The manufacturer strive to
retain good quality and reliability of products and services.
The finishing of the lens hood is much better than 95% of lens hood in
the market, materials are from japan and china mainland which meets
international standards. The manufacturer only used good quality materials
for their products.
The LAVA lens hood
has black anodied coating to reduce internal reflections. The LAVA metal lens hood has much
stronger construction compare to most of the lens hood in the
1. This Leica type
vented lens hood will fits all lens / filters ( take note on
the diameter size )
2. With the lens hood
attached, you can lower the contrast of the image
you to shoot towards the light source, and being reflected inside the
lens, without excessive flare
4. Stops light coming into the lens at
extreme angles and being reflected inside the lens
Why you need a Lens
What good is the hood? The primary use for a lens hood is to prevent
light from hitting the front lens element from the sides - reducing
contrast and creating flare. Pictures taken with a lens hood installed can
have richer colors and deeper saturation.
A secondary use for a lens hood is
to protect the lens. The damage prevented can range from a
finger-printed front element (a minor inconvenience) to a broken front
element (possibly a major expense - and lost pictures/downtime). Lens
hoods are generally strong and stick out from the lens some distance.
Accidental touches and scratches to the front element are reduced simply
because the glass is more difficult to reach with the hood in place. Some
impact protection is gained from having a sacrificial part taking the
blow. Of course, ultra wide angle lenses have very short hoods that offer
very little protection.
Lens hoods on longer focal length lenses offer more front lens element
protection from rain and dust. Of course, if your lens is not weather
sealed, you should not let it get wet in the first place. A clean and dry
front element will allow the camera to deliver the better image quality