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100mm macro, hood? filter?

 
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Apr 16, 2013 19:13 |  #1

I just purchased the Canon 100mm L macro lens, and this will be my first time dabbing in macro. The hood is quite long, and when shooting close things, I can imagine that it would get in the way.

So, how often do you guys shoot with the lens hood on for this lens?

Also, do you use a UV filter when shooting bugs and other creatures that move? Have you ever had situations where bugs jump/fly onto the lens? I don't normally use a UV filter, but I can see potential accidents happening when shooting close and without a hood.


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Apr 16, 2013 19:52 |  #2

I don't use either because I don't want the hood to get in my way, and because I hardly ever (read never) shoot macro in any sort of demanding situations (no storm, no waves, no wind, those would all make shooting macro near impossible) so no need to protect the front element.


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Apr 16, 2013 20:18 |  #3

I use the lens hood most of the time unless I use some extension tubes with it, then the lens hood is too long to get subject into focus.

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Apr 16, 2013 21:44 |  #4

I never use the lens hood. I am never shooting macro in wind, rain or other harsh weather, since I need things to be still.

I do not think a jumping spider can really do much damage to the lens if it hits it. :)




  
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Apr 16, 2013 21:55 |  #5

I generally shoot with hood and UV filter on, but most times neither are necessary. Especially in controlled situations indoors.




  
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Apr 16, 2013 22:13 |  #6

hood could be useful when shooting macro.
when it bump mean I might get too close with the object. :)




  
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Apr 17, 2013 05:45 |  #7

This is the only lens I don't use a hood on when shooting, unless I'm using it for portrait shots. When shooting macro I've usually got a ringflash connected so I don't have to worry about bumping the lens. I don't use any UV filters on any of my lenses anymore unless I'm shooting in a rough environment like at a windy beach etc. I'd spent a lot of money on some good quality, but not the top quality, filters but the IQ loss was still too bad. I just use the hood on all my other lenses for protection instead.


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Apr 17, 2013 07:55 |  #8

I have an UV filter on and a second hood that bought from eBay and shortened to half-length.




  
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