Definition of lens hood in English:

lens hood


  • A tube or ring attached to the front of a camera lens to prevent unwanted light from reaching the film.

    • ‘Another lens accessory the camera person may consider using is a lens hood.’
    • ‘This camera is fairly compact, but the large lens hood, camera length and styling lend themselves somewhat to a pro look.’
    • ‘A special lens or lens hood is used to achieve a gradual light falloff toward the corners of the image frame.’
    • ‘The primary use for a lens hood is to prevent light from hitting the front lens element from the sides.’
    • ‘A good lens hood can nearly eliminate flare caused by stray light from outside the angle of view.’