This Lens hood consists of a
filter adapter and a hood part, and the filter adapter allows the use of
67mm lens filters or a 67mm lens cap. In this way, you can use the lens
hood with a filter simultaneously. The Lens Hood is primarily designed to
prevent stray light from entering the lens in order to keep unwanted glare
from affecting your photographs.
No vignetting will be caused with the
hood on when you are shooting. In addition, the "petal" shape of this lens
hood maximizes the amount of hood coverage for the minimum amount of
weight and hood area. Since the end of the lens is extended, you also get
the added benefit of some extra protection from accidental impact.
What’s more, this hood is reversible
over the camera lenses for a more compact storage solution.
For PowerShot G3 X, the hood can be
placed backwards directly, while for Canon SX60 HS / SX50 HS / SX40 HS /
SX30 IS / SX20 IS / SX530 HS / SX520 HS, you need to turn on your camera
and let the lens extend to place the hood backwards. JJC LH-JDC100 lens
hood replaces Canon LH-DC100 & FA-DC67B.
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
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