Sigma LH876-03 Lens Hood is a lightweight, durable and reliable with a high attention to detail and designed to prevent unwanted stray light from entering the lens by extending and shading the end of the lens. It is specially designed for Sigma 24-35mm F2 DG HSM Art lens. This petal shape lens hood maximizes the amount of hood coverage for the minimum amount of weight and hood area. The lens hood protects the front barrel from the inevitable impacts against walls, door frames, and other real-life obstacles. This Sigma lens hood increase the efficiency of the lens and camera by deflecting stray light from entering the lens by preventing light flares. It reduces flare and glares and eliminates ghosting and delivers bright and sharp images. It is constructed from high quality material with black finishing to match lens colour. It also protect lens front element from scratches, dust and other accidental impact.