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Pro Digital Hard Lens Hood For The Sony DSC-HX1 Digital Camera

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Product details

  • Item Weight: 9 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 181 g
  • Item model number: 639008-49
  • ASIN: B002QAFUA2
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 4 Nov 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Product Description

The Lens Hood is one of the most important accessory you need for each lens you own.A lens hood provides multiple functions: preventing image-degrading lens flare by blocking stray light from striking the surface of the lens, it enables your lens to give you the sharpest photographs with the best contrast and most vivid colors, in inclement weather, it can assist in keeping moisture or wind-blown debris off the lens; and it protects the front barrel from the inevitable impacts against walls, door frames, and other real-life obstacles.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dave on 12 July 2010
Ordered this as it came up in the "what others purchased" section when we order our new bridging camera. It's an awkward fit, and if you take pictures without extending the zoom the edges of the hood catch the edge of the picture, which ruins it.
I also did not see a huge difference in photo quality or detail after use, which kind of defeats the object. This may be due to the fact it's a retro-fit product or could even be that I'm using it wrong, as I am a camera novice - but I did follow the instructions to the letter and have not been blown away.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Nice, but... 21 Feb 2010
By Jose L. L. Silva - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a nice product, but it has one little problem - when I'm using wideangle, the hood appears in the corners. Be careful, when you're using wideangle.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Very nice well made product 2 July 2010
By Dr. C. - Published on Amazon.com
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Absolutely correct, the hood is visible in the 28mm setting. Even with that drawback, I am very happy with the purchase. My photos have improved in contrast and color depth. I cannot imagine ever shooting without it again. It is quite large and at first was unsure if I liked it. After a short while I realized how much easier it was to hold the camera steady with the hood attached. Everything lays perfectly in your flat palm with very good balance. This is a must have product!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
The way it looks. 12 Sep 2010
By Byron Chan - Published on Amazon.com
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I just got the Lens Hood and I can honestly say, that I haven't used it yet, so I can not comment on the quality of my pictures, though I'm sure it works. What I will say, if anyone is interested, is that the hood itself is shipped in two parts. The hood itself (plastic) and an adapter (metal), which I was not expecting. Oh, and the wipe (woo hoo) It's pretty sturdy. Screws together and to the camera. The hood itself can rotate while on the camera; just don't screw it on too tight. I like it. Can't wait to use it for real.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Works well but has drawback if you plan to use a filter with it . . . 9 Sep 2010
By James Russell - Published on Amazon.com
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I bought this item to use with my Sony DSC HX1 and it works well with the unit. The unit is screwed directly to the body of the camera, rather than to the lens. Hence it does not extend when the lens moves out when taking a telephoto picture.

I had hoped to use 72 mm filters such as the Polaroid and ultraviolet filters. These fit well on this hard lens hood, but adding the filter means that the hood now will restrict a wide angle view slightly. Not a big problem, but one should know about that.

A more serious proglem when using the filters is that when the HX1 lens is extended all the way out in its maximum telephoto setting, the lens will extend about a half inch beyond the filter, as the hood is attached to the body of the camera and hence does not move with the lens. I've not tested it, but I would assume that this could damage the telephoto mechanism. Hence if one uses the filters, they should be very careful not to use the telephoto beyond the mid-range.

A preferred solution would be to have the filters attached directly to the lens. However the lens body does not have any threads on it and hence screwing a filter to it is not an option
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
It works! 19 Jan 2011
By William L. Bunnagar - Published on Amazon.com
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This is the second one of these hoods I've purchased. Once I figured out just where and how much material to remove from the inside shelf, I was able to solve the 'dark corners' problem at the wide angle setting. It's a simple procedure that anyone with a rotary tool(quick way) or a half-round file(long way) can accomplish. Just file a semi-circle of material, 7/16" wide by 3/8" deep, from the shelf in the areas corresponding to the corners of the camera sensor and the problem is solved for once and for all. I now have one for my SONY H7 and one for my HX-1. I have given this product a four star rating because I feel the manufacturer should have recognized this problem and incorporated the remedy in the mold.
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