NT73 Wrote:No not really, a rubber lenshood would not protect it much, since it will give in if you bump or drop it. Vibration is not the problem. bending or cracking the front barrel/element is often one of the main damage when you drop a lens.Paul.R.Lindqvist Wrote:LOL so much for using lens hood to protect the lens.I see your point, but the lens hood that came with my Tamron is hard plastic and if the lens hood got a knock the vibrations would transmit to the lens. Manufacturers would say they are not for protection anyway...:/ but for keeping stray rays of light out.
If you drop a camera with or without a lens hood on, well you deserve what you get.
Not being rude, just practical.
A soft rubber would give more protection and antivibration etc, IMHO.
Surely its designed to keep light hitting the front element of the lens @ wrong angle, and thus creating flare.
But rubber made lenshoods seems far more practical then paper ones.