The robust lens hoods of the DV series are specifically designed for the permanent use on digital video cameras, to protect the exposed and sensitive lenses of video cameras from mechanical damage. The angles of these rectangular hoods match with the shooting angles of digital video cameras. DV series lens hoods are also provided with an additional protective cap, which can be put on front of the hood.
The main function of the lens hood is to shade the lens from stray light, improving your contrast and image quality. But it will also protects the front barrel from the inevitable impacts against walls, door frames, and other real-life obstacles and in inclement weather, it can assist in keeping moisture or wind-blown debris off the lens. This hood enables you to shoot even towards the light source (in bright sunlight) without excessive flare, as long as you keep the light source outside the image area.
Mennon 43mm DV-s 43 Digital Video Camcorder Lens Hood (Sony, Panasonic, Canon, JVC, Samsung)