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do you always have your lens hood on?

 
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Feb 05, 2010 21:18 |  #1

I usually never have my lense hood on and only occasionally have i had flare problems. Does the lense hood give better contrast to the pics besides reducing flares?


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Feb 05, 2010 21:33 |  #2

yes outdoors, no indoors.


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Feb 05, 2010 21:39 |  #3

All the time. Mostly for protection reasons


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Feb 05, 2010 21:42 |  #4

mxracer535 wrote in post #9551193 (external link)
All the time. Mostly for protection reasons

that and outdoors the colors can be better with a hood since there is little chance of glare.


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Feb 05, 2010 21:45 |  #5

All the time, outdoors, except for the 17-40 which I often don't bother with. The lens is pretty much flare free and the hood is next to useless, anyway. I will put it on in crowded areas for protection.


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Feb 05, 2010 21:53 |  #6

Yep. Not so with caps however


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Feb 05, 2010 21:57 |  #7

3 answers:
1. Outdoors, Yes.
2. Indoors, Yes
3. 17-40, Yes
It is nonsensical not to have them on all the time. They protect the lens from optical and mechanical distortions. It drives me crazy to see people who have the lens hood on, taking pictures, AND THE LENS HOOD IS REVERSED ON THE LENS! Makes no sense whatsoever.


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Feb 05, 2010 22:02 |  #8

1. all the time outside for protection and keeping unwanted light.
2. no indoors with my 200L F2, sucker is too big.



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Feb 05, 2010 22:03 as a reply to  @ justaf IREMAN's post |  #9

i got mine on all the time. mainly for protection, flare is 2nd.




  
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Feb 05, 2010 22:12 |  #10

About the only time I take them off is when I am taking macros because they block too much light.




  
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Feb 05, 2010 22:18 |  #11

My bag is deep enough (8") in its lower portion that most lenses can be stored without ever taking the lens hood off, its mounted all the time in shooting position. This is a real time saver. Only 2 lenses that I take off and reverse the hood while in the bag, 70-200 f2.8 IS and 100 f2.8 macro, both are stored vertically. The 6 other lenses, the hood stays on in or out the bag unless I shooting with GND (large gel) filters. The lens hood is good protection from bumps and abrasion.

Yes I always shoot with a hood on, if at all possible. I have pretty much moved away from the use of UV filters.
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Feb 05, 2010 23:10 |  #12

I ALWAYS use a lens hood. The main reason for using one is the protect the lens from damage, but also to reduce flare. Using a hood and no UV filter is my best combination to combat glare or flare.




  
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Feb 05, 2010 23:46 |  #13

Most of the time yes, because I store them reversed so it's easier to put it on properly then worry about putting it in the bag or losing it.


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Feb 05, 2010 23:50 |  #14

Yes, mostly because I don't like UV filters, and the hood'll provide some protection




  
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Feb 05, 2010 23:53 |  #15

dervish wrote in post #9551101 (external link)
I usually never have my lense hood on and only occasionally have i had flare problems. Does the lense hood give better contrast to the pics besides reducing flares?

Are you sure you haven't had flare problems?


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