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I like it because it is so unusual
on October 18, 2014
This is one fancy rectangular lens hood. I like it because it is so unusual, and the quality is there,
I too have sticker price shock, but this is no ordinary hood. I work with metal for a living, so the price is in line with not mass produced items.
The design of the surrounding collar is in line with a very wide angle lens, one would not want this to be elevated from the glass by much if any. It sticks out less than a filter.
I have 2 conflicting trains of thought, I'm sure there's a way to get a bayonet mount type plastic hood much like the Sigma Hoods, but when I consider this, it is a much higher quality work of art.
I now have switched over completely to Micro Four Thirds cameras. The 12mm lens that this mounts on is fantastic but not perfect. That is to be expected with very wide angle lenses, regardless of camera format. But nowhere can you find this quality of a hood in the 35mm wanabees.
I would give this 5 stars if it were more affordable or included with the $800 - $900 lens. Just a little disappointed. It's fairly along the lines of buying Canon lenses, very few hoods included.
Since this review is really about the hood, perfectly designed for the lens. Can't be better IMO. Quality off the charts. Does what it is designed for and I recommend it.