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Jan 25, 2014 16:50 |  #31

Hoods protect from more than just light. Physical protection as well. Mine are always on. I have a dedicated hood for each lens. Only time it might not be on would be if I used the camera's built-in flash - something I try never to do anyways.


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Jan 25, 2014 19:36 |  #32

EOS5DC wrote in post #16634578 (external link)
I am confused. What question is this post an answer to?

LV Moose wrote in post #16634590 (external link)
I'm confused, too.


Why is a hood needed only when you shoot wide open? Errant sunlight hitting the front element can have negative effects whether the aperture is wide open or not.
I also don't see the use of ND filters only when you're shooting wide open.

Wow I understand the confusing.
I intended to just list the three times a would or would not use a lens hood.
Outdoors, indoors and during the evening or night street shooting.

The "Shooting wide open and and ND filter" references were a reply to another thread, entirely. Sorry for the confusion.


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Jan 25, 2014 20:05 |  #33
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InfiniteDivide wrote in post #16636771 (external link)
Wow I understand the confusing.
I intended to just list the three times a would or would not use a lens hood.
Outdoors, indoors and during the evening or night street shooting.

The "Shooting wide open and and ND filter" references were a reply to another thread, entirely. Sorry for the confusion.

I still don't get it. I use a hood only when I am using a lens. How does that differ from what you do?


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Jan 25, 2014 20:15 |  #34

jr#8 wrote in post #16633825 (external link)
Trying to figure out weather or not to use the hood or when?

EOS5DC wrote in post #16636827 (external link)
I still don't get it. I use a hood only when I am using a lens. How does that differ from what you do?

Based on the OP asking weather or not to use a hood, and when a hood would apply.
I simply stated that I do use a hood, when working outdoors at 100% of the time.
I sometimes (40% of the time) use a hood when shooting indoors and parties, social gatherings or museums.
and I often do not use a hood when shooting at even or night. I do not bring it with me at all. I sometimes find flare to be an issues from streetlights at night, but I can usually change my location relative the the light source.

I do not leave my hoods attached after changing lenses or mounted inside my bag without reversing them.
I was not stating that I use my hoods in a different way than anyone else, only how I personally use mine; based on the OP asking how and when.


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Jan 25, 2014 20:18 |  #35
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InfiniteDivide wrote in post #16636851 (external link)
Based on the OP asking weather or not to use a hood, and when a hood would apply.
I simply stated that I do use a hood, when working outdoors, I sometimes (40%) use a hood when shooting indoors, and I often do not use a hood when shooting at even or night. I do not bring it with me at all.
I do not leave my hoods attached after changing lenses or mounted inside my bag without reversing them.
I was not stating that I use my hoods in a different way, only stating how I personally use mine.

Thanks. We all use lens hoods in our own way. From always use them all the time to don't even own one. I do what works for me; everyone should be permitted the same latitude.


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Jan 25, 2014 20:23 |  #36

As a followup I can add that the 17-55 lens is great for a travel lens, and I am glad I brought my hood, although it was bulky in my bag.
650D and 17-55 only. I tried shooting without it in Kyoto a few times and noticed considerable flare, as I could not change my location in many areas.
While photographing buildings and scenes at the wide end. It was absolutely invaluable to have on my trip.
I own hoods for all of my lenses and have used each one at many times.


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Jan 26, 2014 09:54 as a reply to  @ InfiniteDivide's post |  #37

jr#8 wrote in post #16633825 (external link)
Trying to figure out weather or not to use the hood or when?

Almost always. I never take them off unless the camera is stored in my pack, and then I reverse the one on the 70-200. The one on the 17-55 is always on. The 100mm L macro I don't usually use it for the reason someone mentioned above, because the hood gets in the way when shooting macro.

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When not to use :
1. Using Circular polarizer
2. While travelling, if you want to look less appealing to theives.

Actually this isn't universally true. I can use a CPL with the hood on my 17-55, but it's a bit more difficult with the 70-200. Doesn't seem to me that a hood is going to be the deciding factor if a thief is checking you out.


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Jan 26, 2014 16:49 |  #38

Preeb wrote in post #16638048 (external link)
Doesn't seem to me that a hood is going to be the deciding factor if a thief is checking you out.

I agree, but the hood on my 24L II hides the red ring nicely ;)


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Jan 26, 2014 21:03 |  #39

I always have them on unless im lazy or shooting a gig when quick changes are necessary and fumbling with a lens hood would take up too much time


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Jan 26, 2014 21:33 |  #40

Also if I go out for street shooting at night I never take a hood, while it could help with stray street light and flare. I often need literally all the light I can get to keep my shutter speed up at 1.8 I always leave it at home then.


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Jan 26, 2014 21:48 |  #41

The only time I don't have a hood on my lens is when I am using a flash. They protect the lens, as well as prevent stray light that you don't need/want. Whenever I am outside near the beach, the wind is blowing, or similar, I use an UV Filter, there are several good ones out there, I prefer the Hoya Pro 1 filters, but that is me (do not buy the cheapest, as you get what you pay for with filters).


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Jan 26, 2014 23:56 as a reply to  @ Gnhntn's post |  #42

If they are so bitchin why do I see a lower petal in the pic when I shoot with my 17-35L?


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Jan 27, 2014 00:03 |  #43
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2 reasons
1) they help protect front element
2) they look cool




  
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