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The Heliopan 72mm Screw-in Rubber Lens Hood is designed to prevent unwanted stray light from entering a lens by extending and shading its front end. This prevents lens flare and improves image contrast. In addition, since the end of a lens is extended when using a hood, you also get the benefit of extra protection from accidental impact to that lens's front element.
This lens hood is constructed with a rubber compound that is UV and temperature resistant, and the rubber material can be rolled back for storage or to convert the hood for use with wide-angle lenses. By rolling back the lens hood, its opening can be made to correspond with a wide-angle lens's angle of view so that vignetting is avoided.
A metal mounting ring connects the hood to a lens with 72mm filter threads and a 0.75mm thread pitch. The mounting ring also features corresponding 72mm front filter threads which can be used to accommodate filters, lens caps, or other threaded accessories.
Fits lenses with 72mm filter threads and a 0.75mm pitch
Blocks light from the sides of a lens's front element
Prevents lens flare and improves image contrast
Rolls back for storage or to avoid vignetting with wide-angle lenses
Double-threaded connecting ring allows a filter with 72mm rear threads with a 0.75mm pitch to be attached after the lens hood is screwed onto a filter or lens
Accepts lens caps
Provides protection from accidental impacts to a lens's front element