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Lens Hoods 101 for Beginners

 
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Apr 18, 2013 21:44 |  #1

Everything you ever wanted to know about lens hoods (and maybe more):

http://www.youtube.com​/watch?v=B_m0MfAjNsk (external link)

Hope you find it helpful.


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Apr 18, 2013 21:53 |  #2

Wow, 100% my thoughts, even down to the final detail of how to transport the hoods. I've been stacking hoods like tupperware from day one!

The stray light example though (maybe?) a bit touched up for illustrative purposes, is the #1 reason!

In essence, ANY Light hitting your front element that is not the light that makes up your image is likely going to be in some way detrimental.



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Apr 18, 2013 22:35 |  #3

Thanks for posting that link! Great video :)


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Apr 19, 2013 12:33 |  #4

Thanks for posting. Great video, with good information and very well narrated.


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Apr 19, 2013 12:43 |  #5

I bought an ebay clone of the 70-200 f/2.8 lens hood. The original is still in the box. I did this because I shoot sports and there are times when I shoot through the backstop fence at softball or baseball games. I don't mind scratching up the clone. :-)


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Apr 19, 2013 13:39 |  #6

Thanks! great post!


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Apr 19, 2013 13:50 as a reply to  @ 2mnycars's post |  #7

Thanks for the post.


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Apr 19, 2013 14:11 as a reply to  @ MT Stringer's post |  #8

+1 on thanks for the post.
The only lens I've never used a hood on is the 10-22. In fact when I bought the lens (used) the original owner said, "Here's the hood. I had to hunt to find it since I've never used it."
However, someone very recently posted on POTN about using that dinner plate of a hood and being surprised that it really made a difference in some situations.




  
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Apr 19, 2013 18:19 |  #9

Great Video. Very informative. Best explanation of hood use out there....

Only minor criticisms are no mention of bayonet vs. clip-on hoods, and maybe a mention that for some unknown reason Canon chose to use a petal style hood on the 70-200mm 2.8 telephoto zooms while using a full hood on the 70-200mm 4.0 telephoto zooms. :confused:


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Apr 19, 2013 22:09 as a reply to  @ msowsun's post |  #10

Is that a 300D he pulls out of the bag?




  
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