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Wedding/Event Shooter, Hood or Hoodless

 
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Aug 10, 2013 16:49 as a reply to  @ post 16196881 |  #16

I respect Lloyds opinion but for me its hoods on. You should see the condition of my hoods after 3-4 yrs of use. The are banged to crap. They take a lot of hits because i usually carry 2 cameras with me and im constantly bumping them against something. I would rather replace hoods now and then v/s what would happen to a lens w/o a hood cover for me. Hoods just save my butt too much to risk not using them.


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Aug 10, 2013 21:33 |  #17

As many have already posted, I use the hoods for protection for hectic weddings. This past weekend, I was running across the street in downtown Dallas to get a shot of the bride and groom crossing and when I turned to get the shot, one of my cameras crashed to the pavement. The screw of the holster came lose and my camera w/70-200 hit hood first. Totally my fault, but the hood took the damage and nothing happened to the camera/lens. The incident was also reassurance of why I always have back-up gear.


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Aug 11, 2013 00:51 |  #18

Hoodless:

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Aug 11, 2013 01:00 |  #19

I use hoods all the time but a partner I sometimes shoot for doesn't. I think she's nuts for not being extra protected and she thinks I'm nuts for walking around with lenses 2x longer than they need to be. :D


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Aug 11, 2013 07:11 |  #20

memoriesoftomorrow wrote in post #16195185 (external link)
The hoods come off?

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Aug 11, 2013 16:15 |  #21

memoriesoftomorrow wrote in post #16195185 (external link)
The hoods come off?

scorpio_e wrote in post #16198177 (external link)
bw!

English is my 2nd Language so you pls break it down for me. thx.


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Aug 11, 2013 16:23 |  #22

Base on Lloyd's details info of going hoodless and capless for 6 years, I just removed all my hoods and caps (see Lloyd's post #15 for Pro & Con). So many advantages and the only thing I need to keep in mind is "be careful" :). Thanks Lloyd!


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Aug 11, 2013 18:40 |  #23

gonzogolf wrote in post #16194023 (external link)
Always hooded for the extra protection. You dont really need the hood inside for flare reduction in most cases, but its nice to ward off the extra dings you might encounter in a crowd

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Aug 11, 2013 21:43 |  #24

Thomas Campbell wrote in post #16199435 (external link)
This.

I bang my lenses on everything while covering sports, politics, and weddings. I am confident the lenses would see less beatings if I removed the hoods, but I prefer the added plastic protection of the hood. I'd rather hit the plastic hood 10,000 times than hit the glass once.


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Aug 11, 2013 23:20 |  #25

I always shot with a hood when I did weddings. However, they do get in the way at times. I guess it's a personal thing. I don't use the Canon hood on my 70-200 f4L when I'm trying to capture people on the street or at events. That long hood is a dead giveaway and people really get spooked. Again, it's a personal thing.


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Aug 12, 2013 10:58 |  #26

Tigerkn wrote in post #16199197 (external link)
Base on Lloyd's details info of going hoodless and capless for 6 years, I just removed all my hoods and caps (see Lloyd's post #15 for Pro & Con). So many advantages and the only thing I need to keep in mind is "be careful" :). Thanks Lloyd!

haha no prob! You may be pleasantly surprised how much faster and free you feel! And in the very case where might actually break the front element (VERY unlikely) you'll be surprised that front elements are usually surprisingly quite affordable to replace. Say hello to better flare control. Shielding with your hand takes a bit of practice, but it works so much better in the end.


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Aug 12, 2013 11:37 |  #27

Lens hoods 100% of the time for me. That being said, I am not one to generally change lenses often. I Shoot with zooms, 28-70 on one body and 70-200 on a second body.




  
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Aug 12, 2013 12:00 |  #28

I use hoods on all of my lenses but for the 50mm 1.8, which I don't really care about protecting (if it explodes I'll just pop a backup 50mm on).

I once made the grave error of leaving my 70-200 f/4 on the hood of a car during an extracurricular shoot at some abandoned house. I drove away and at 60km/hour heard the clunk off the back of the car. I found my lens hood cracked right through, and my lens, which had cartwheeled on the concrete, in a nearby puddle. I let the lens dry, blew the sand out and the lens is back to 100%. I've since shot about 30 weddings with it.

I am certain that but for that hood, my lens was toast. Given that I know that I'm prone to stupidity at times, I consider keeping the hoods on to be good insurance.



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Aug 13, 2013 06:40 |  #29

Hood on all the time for protection indoors and lens flare / rain drop protection outdoors.

It also makes the lenses look good and commands more respect from the papperazzi :).


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Aug 13, 2013 10:45 as a reply to  @ RichardStevens's post |  #30

Hoods on all the time for the extra peace of mind.


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