Flower Shape Lens

Flower Shape Lens
Do i need to buy a lens hood for Nikon 55-200MM lens?

I getting the nikon vr 55-200mm lens i know it comes with the hood but do i need to buy a diff one liket he flower shape one?

often on long-range lenses (which the 200mm approaches), the cut-hood (the “flower” one) can actually create shadowing/silhouetting on the image. I’d stick with the hood it came with if/when you find the need for one.

Optotune lens demo “Far & near focus with flower”