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Olympus Lens Hood

Popular photography brand Olympus are well known for their innovative design and cutting edge technology. Olympus have continued to impress with their camera range. If you own an Olympus interchangeable lens camera, it is well worth adding an Olympus lens hood to your camera lens.

Benefits of Olympus Lens Hoods

Lens hoods can provide many advantages, but ultimately are used to reduce the chance of lens flare. Lens flare shows up in photographs as coloured patches that are caused by light being reflected inside the lens. Lens flare can also impact the contrast of colours, to reduce the effects of these two problems a lens hood is essential.

A lens hood does not stop light and the sun from being involved in your photographs, but it can help to prevent flare where the light hits the lens at an angle. An Olympus lens hood gives more coverage to the lens and stops the light source outside of the frame creating a flare.

Another benefit of a lens hood is that it can protect the lens from damage, such as knocks, scratches and scrapes. A hood over the lens glass gives provides protection as it is not protruding from the camera, the lens hood is often made of plastic and can withstand scratches from accidents.

Types of Olympus Lens Hoods

When choosing an Olympus lens hood, you need to consider the shape that you want for the photographic effects that you want to achieve. Olympus offer shapes such as petal, round and square lens hoods.

Another consideration when choosing is the type of fastening you need for your camera. There are many fastenings such as twist-on , slip-on, snap-on and screw-in, you need to find the right one for your camera lens as well as the needs and usability of your camera.

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