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JWright
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Aug 14, 2009 21:20 as a reply to  @ post 8461903 |  #61

I use a hood so I don't look like a newbie dork... ;)


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Aug 15, 2009 07:36 |  #62

On some lenses I use a hood all the time, like the 17-55 2.8 IS, which flares like crazy, so a hood helps. Some lenses, I almost never use the hood, like the 10-22mm and now the 17-40L on full-frame because the hood is so wide and cumbersome and doesn't appear to help all that much (or maybe it does a bit). On my telephotos, sometimes I do, sometimes I don't - I don't when I want to be a bit more discreet or if the hood makes it hard to fit the lens in my camera bag. For example, I hate the hood of my 70-200f4L because it's so large and makes the lens so much bigger, less discreet and harder to fit in my bag. I'll use it when I can though. I also bought a smaller collapsible rubber hood to use when the original hood is too much trouble to bring.


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Aug 15, 2009 08:33 |  #63

mikechong wrote in post #8463599 (external link)
Some lenses, I almost never use the hood, like the 10-22mm and now the 17-40L on full-frame because the hood is so wide and cumbersome and doesn't appear to help all that much (or maybe it does a bit)

The EW 83-E hood does indeed suck. If you are willing to shave it back just a hair the EW 83-H hood from the 24-105L works on the 17-40L on a FF camera without vignetting. It's a much better hood.


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Aug 15, 2009 15:54 |  #64

la canon amateur wrote in post #8461746 (external link)
When I have needed a little extra shutter speed at a moments notice, while shooting in Aperture Priority, especially indoors, removing the hood has allowed a slight increase in shutter speed (gathers more ambient light), without having to increase the ISO. And of course if that didn't do the trick I would increase the ISO. It does make difference though not ideal.

That would be flare.


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Aug 15, 2009 16:50 |  #65

RDKirk wrote in post #8465390 (external link)
That would be flare.

Correct - all the additional light is spoiling the picture.


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Aug 15, 2009 17:33 |  #66

Mostly to protect front element because I dont like using filters.


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Aug 15, 2009 17:36 |  #67

I use the 17-55 hood but not the 10-22 hood. It's just too damn big to carry around for the minimal benefits it offers.


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Aug 15, 2009 17:43 as a reply to  @ czeglin's post |  #68

I use lens hoods all the time, don't like lens flare in my pictures. Looking at some pictures of mine just today that were taken with a 10-22mm Canon lens. There were too many shots with lens flare, I will be buying a lens hood for that lens too.


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Aug 15, 2009 19:42 as a reply to  @ Calicajun's post |  #69

Always - I'm practically OCD about it. New lenses that come hoodless don't get used until I get a hood, the right hood. Why? I don't baby my gear, it's there to be used, consequently it gets bumped on occasion, so mainly for protection. I also do a lot of low light stuff (but with odd bits of light creeping in from all directions), where any loss of contrast is fatal to a pics well being.


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Aug 16, 2009 12:26 |  #70

i almost never shoot without a hood


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Aug 16, 2009 17:40 as a reply to  @ kronuz0422's post |  #71

havnt used a hood for a very long time, usually shooting with filters though....


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Aug 16, 2009 17:45 as a reply to  @ WillOPhotos's post |  #72

Yes all the time, the only exception is macro work.


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Aug 16, 2009 21:32 as a reply to  @ drkstang00's post |  #73

I started using hoods long ago when about all you could get were the collapsible rubber ones that screw into the filter threads. There was no such thing as hoods dedicated for each specific lens in those days.

We used hoods for what they wre originally intended: To help with stray light entering the lens and creating flare, not because of any perceived protection from bumps and bangs. Over the years I've come to the conclusion that hoods are a necessary part of photography and I never buy a lens without getting a hood for it at the same time.


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Aug 16, 2009 21:33 |  #74

No reason not to.


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Aug 16, 2009 21:59 |  #75

Flaring isn't just light orbs appearing in a frame, it also robs the contrast of an image (as stated already).


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