jdlloyd67 wrote in post #5781695
Great thread! I just picked up the 85 mm and was wondering if I should bother with a hood or not. I think I'll pass for now. Thanks for the great insight!
I wouldnt if I were you, yes ive shot many images with no hood in the past, but nowdays I make it a habit of putting on the hood, just a simple reversing procedure on my lenses.
If you never shoot in sunny conditions or with any strong light sources you can get away with no hood, but its designed purely to stop light hitting the front element & causing a loss of contrast, whether you notice the difference is down to how critical you are, but more often than not you wont realize that this image could have been better if you had the hood attached, unless you had a comparison, some of your images could even lack contrast very poorly if the sun hits the lens just at the right angle, ive seen it many times, a hood doesnt always stop this but more times than not it works great.