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09-19-2011, 08:42 PM   #1
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Need suggestions for Hoods for DAL 18-55 Kit Lens and DAL 55-300mm Lens

Can someone suggest me some cheap hoods for these two lenses.

The 18-55 kit lens is white so a white or silver hood will be better but black will work too.

Also what cheap filter should I use to prevent lens scratches ?

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By cheap I'm sure you mean that $22 is too much:
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In any case, a round 52mm rubber hood should work if you want to try that. I wouldn't worry about a filter, as cheap ones usually degrade IQ.

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QuoteOriginally posted by StDevious Quote
Can someone suggest me some cheap hoods for these two lenses.

The 18-55 kit lens is white so a white or silver hood will be better but black will work too.

Also what cheap filter should I use to prevent lens scratches ?
You can pick up a knock-off 18-55 lens hood like this one on ebay for less than $5. I don't know how they compare to the real deal, which if you keep your eyes open you might be able to find used for around $10 or so. As far as I know, you're not going to be able to find a bayonet mount hood for that lens in white or silver.

As for the cheap filter, skip it. IMO, any filter worth using is going to cost as much or more than the 18-55 kit lens is worth. Use a hood, and unless you're shooting somewhere that you know is going to potentially damage your front element (sandstorm, ocean salt spray, etc), you should be fine.
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Any suggestions for 55-300 ?

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Any suggestions for 55-300 ?
Just search for PH-RBG on evilBay. Less than $10 shipped.
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