Lenshoods and Point & Shoot Cameras

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Jeremy, Jul 11, 2003.

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    Jeremy Guest

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    I began playing around with my Olympus Infinity Stylus the other day, for
    the first time in several years, and began thinking about the fact that
    there appears to be no possible way to fit a lens shade to any of these
    point & shoot models. Once the clamshell is opened, the lens is fully
    exposed to sunlight and any other off-axis light out there.

    The lens appears to be multicoated, but that can't cure everything. Has
    anyone had any problems with flare on these P&S models?

    I realize that one gets what one pays for, and the original Stylus was a
    bargain at about $90.00 when new. Still, I wonder if anyone has any flare
    experiences that they can share with us.
    Jeremy, Jul 11, 2003
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    ROBMURR Guest

    Good question. I have not had flare
    problems with it. I have the original Stylus.
    Nice little camera.
    ROBMURR, Jul 11, 2003
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    Bandicoot Guest

    The Ricoh GR1 series has a nice little bayonet fit hood. The lens on these
    is well coated and not especially flarey, but it is much better with a hood.
    I've often wondered why they aren't made for more compacts.

    Bandicoot, Jul 12, 2003
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    Rabbitbert Guest

    Jeremy told us, with snippage:
    If you're wearing a hat, take it off and hold it above and forward or to the
    side of the camera to shade the lens. This is an old trick that works well and
    I often use a hat or a piece of paper or even just my hand to shade a lens.
    Just be careful to keep the shade out of the frame.

    Rabbitbert, Jul 12, 2003
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    Joseph Kewfi Guest

    I've often wondered why they aren't made for more compacts.

    Because the vast majority of people who buy compact cameras or point n'
    shoots are not at all interested in photography, they are merely 'snappers'.
    They would promptly lose a lens hood the moment they first open the camera's
    Joseph Kewfi, Jul 12, 2003
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