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Jan 24, 2014 16:29 |  #1

Trying to figure out weather or not to use the hood or when?


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Jan 24, 2014 16:37 |  #2

A) pretty much always
B) see A

Its the first line of defense for your lens. Protects from bumps and scuffs. Cuts down on flare from light entering the lens from unusual angles.




  
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Jan 24, 2014 16:40 |  #3

jr#8 wrote in post #16633825 (external link)
Trying to figure out weather or not to use the hood or when?

I always use a lens hood. Especially useful when you have a lot of bright light sources (like the sun, spotlights, flashes etc).

Even if it's not "needed", it still protects the front element.


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Jan 24, 2014 16:40 |  #4

Will that help focusing issues?


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Jan 24, 2014 16:41 |  #5

My lens hoods are always on even if it's the small petal kind!


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Jan 24, 2014 16:46 |  #6

Yep, your hood is your lens best friend. Good protection for in doors or out.


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Jan 24, 2014 16:46 |  #7

Lens hood indoors..Lens hood outdoors.

Not sure if a lens hood will help focusing issues..Maybe in the event of lens flare? Maybe someone else can chime in.


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Jan 24, 2014 16:49 |  #8

jr#8 wrote in post #16633861 (external link)
Will that help focusing issues?

My hoods are on almost all the time, but never noticed that they helped with focusing issues. About the only hood I don't use often is the one for the 10-22 (the thing the size of a dinner plate so I don't carry that one often).:lol:


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Jan 24, 2014 17:02 |  #9

So it doesnt affect the amount of light thar the lens needs to focus or for the ambient light?


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Jan 24, 2014 17:03 |  #10

Mine live on the lens all the time.
I don't bother reversing them either, just mount as they should be mounted and leave them.


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Jan 24, 2014 17:28 |  #11

jr#8 wrote in post #16633919 (external link)
So it doesnt affect the amount of light thar the lens needs to focus or for the ambient light?

No. It just keeps light from entering the lens from angles that can cause flare




  
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Jan 24, 2014 17:33 |  #12

jr#8 wrote in post #16633919 (external link)
So it doesnt affect the amount of light thar the lens needs to focus or for the ambient light?

In a negative sense, no, a hood will not be detrimental to AF.

In a positive sense it will shade the lens from stray light which could affect AF, much like you would use your hand to shade your eyes to see better.


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Jan 24, 2014 17:36 |  #13

Always on, always the correct way.


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Jan 24, 2014 17:40 as a reply to  @ gonzogolf's post |  #14

I only use when I need one and that is close to never. I always B+W MRC filters. Works for me my hoods stay pristine and so does the front element and my lenses fit in my bags just the way I like.




  
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Jan 24, 2014 17:41 |  #15

Thanks for all the great info. Maybe thats why I see thru the lens and all looks good but the image always comes out oof.


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