Petal Lens Hood

Petal Lens Hood
What kind of hood should I use?

I recently purchased a Nikon D40 and have been sailing around umbrellas. I have seen some in the form of petal and some wide angle. Is there any difference between different forms of bells? If so, how they affect your photograhs?

Just get hood that is made for your particular lens. You know that there will be no bullets or attachment problems. I always use a bell. Even the best lenses and / or a filter may pick up a little light under certain conditions that can cause outbreaks or washed out photos. A parasol is a cheap and easy way to improve your photos in many conditions. Steve