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.