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To Hood or Not To Hood?

 
txfour
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Dec 11, 2009 19:09 |  #1

Went and rented a 100-400 to shoot my sons last football game of the year.

It came with a hood. Forecast shows overcast/cloudy. I am very new and have never used a hood.

So, what are the guidelines as to when and when to not?

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Dec 11, 2009 19:10 |  #2

When to: Always
When not to: Never


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Dec 11, 2009 19:11 |  #3

ALL the time. Blocks stray light, protects from physical impact, etc. You would be a fool not to use it. Let's say you trip and fall. The hood will protect the front element from hitting the ground.


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Dec 11, 2009 19:13 |  #4

So hood no matter what? Whether cloudy, sunny, overcast...?

Okie Dokie then.

So another question, will 400mm reach from the endzone sideline to the middle of the field well??

Any other tips please share. I don't want to waste the opportunity.

Thanks guys.


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Dec 11, 2009 19:14 |  #5

On an XTi (cropped 1.6 sensor), yes. More than enough.


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Dec 11, 2009 19:27 |  #6

I always use my hoods while shooting outdoors. Most of the time, indoors too. Just notice how many photographers are using hoods at the NFL and college games. It also protects your valuable glass.


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Dec 11, 2009 19:30 |  #7

I'm another one that ALWAYS uses a hood for all the reasons already mentioned.


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Dec 11, 2009 19:47 |  #8

txfour wrote in post #9180102 (external link)
So hood no matter what? Whether cloudy, sunny, overcast...?

Okie Dokie then.

So another question, will 400mm reach from the endzone sideline to the middle of the field well??

Any other tips please share. I don't want to waste the opportunity.

Thanks guys.


Yes, use your hood.

As far as tips.....have fun shooting but don't forget to enjoy your son's last game as well !


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Dec 11, 2009 20:12 as a reply to  @ SPORTshot's post |  #9

The main thing is that there is really no downside to using a hood, unless have a few inches of cheap plastic safety zone in front of your lens is a problem for you.

If conditions are overcast or dark, the field lights could come on and start throwing stray light into the sides of your lens. The hood is a good thing all around.


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Dec 11, 2009 21:49 |  #10

Ok. Right on. Thanks for the tips guys. I look forward to this!


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Dec 12, 2009 09:14 |  #11

I always use the hoods. Not only does it protect the glass, It make the lens look cooler.



  
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Dec 12, 2009 10:01 as a reply to  @ Nick Pro's post |  #12

Yep. I always use one too.


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Dec 12, 2009 13:31 |  #13

Lens hoods are often left off when working in close quarters for basketball, football (as at Notre Dame where you're frequently shoulder-to-shoulder), basketball, tennis, etc., especially with the larger/longer lenses, to avoid interfering with the sight lines of the shooters on each side of you. They are also left off when shooting basketball (or soft rubber ones are swapped out for the hard plastic ones) to avoid injuring players who might fall on them should they dive out of bounds.


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Dec 12, 2009 13:51 |  #14

Always use a hood.

I like the it makes the lens look cooler comment.




  
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Dec 12, 2009 15:05 |  #15

the only time you might not to use the hood is when you use the on camera flash as you can see in this shot using a 28mm lens with hood


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