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Jan 24, 2014 17:45 |  #16

jr#8 wrote in post #16634011 (external link)
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.

Lots of things that can cause out of focus images but the absence of a hood is nothing I have ever heard of before. With the exception of shooting into the sun trying to add flare on purpose that is a little tricky sometimes.




  
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Jan 24, 2014 17:54 |  #17

When not to use :
1. Using Circular polarizer
2. While travelling, if you want to look less appealing to theives.


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Jan 24, 2014 17:54 as a reply to  @ david lacey's post |  #18

Lens hoods will not affect focus, but a cheap filter might.

The only time I don't use a hood is when shooting macro, and I have to get closer than the hood allows.

The only time I use a filter for protection is when there's blowing sea spray, or dirt/dust.


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Jan 24, 2014 18:14 |  #19

Always on for me, as everyone said protection at the very least and I never have protective filters on. Even inside, I bump lenses on doors and stuff and it is nice to feel that hood impact and not heavy lens impact. I bought my gear to use, hard to forget the money spent on it, but ultimately you will get more out of it by not handling it like fine china and if you can add protection while doing that in addition to keeping unwanted light out, why not!


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Jan 24, 2014 19:06 |  #20

Outdoors: Yes
Indoors: Sometimes
Evening and Late night: Never
My lens may open to 1.4, but that doesn't mean I want every shot at 1.4
Hoods and ND filter are NEEDED to shoot wide open in sunny conditions.


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Jan 24, 2014 19:45 |  #21

mzondeki wrote in post #16634037 (external link)
When not to use :
1. Using Circular polarizer
2. While travelling, if you want to look less appealing to theives.

I still use a hood with my CPL's. It can be tight getting my fingers inside the hood to adjust the filter, but it's doable.

The only time I do not use a hood is when I have my Lee filter holder attached. I have not purchased a Lee hood, and the standard lens hoods do not work with the Lee system.

Oh, I also do not have a hood for the 40mm pancake. Adding a hood to that lens just seems to defeat the purpose of having a low profile lens.


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Jan 24, 2014 20:38 as a reply to  @ Scott M's post |  #22

I want to leave my hoods on but it's a pain with 72mm hoods, 72-77 step up ring and 77mm filters. I dont mind the idea of leaving them permanently mounted but its hassle trying to change filters.
Eventually I'll stump up for a 72mm CPL/ND I guess.




  
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Jan 24, 2014 21:16 |  #23
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There is only one time during which having a lens hood in place is essential: whenever the lens is mounted on a camera. Other than that, feel free to take it off whenever you need to.


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Jan 24, 2014 21:19 |  #24
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InfiniteDivide wrote in post #16634216 (external link)
Outdoors: Yes
Indoors: Sometimes
Evening and Late night: Never
My lens may open to 1.4, but that doesn't mean I want every shot at 1.4
Hoods and ND filter are NEEDED to shoot wide open in sunny conditions.

I am confused. What question is this post an answer to?


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Jan 24, 2014 21:26 |  #25

I'm confused, too.

InfiniteDivide wrote in post #16634216 (external link)
Outdoors: Yes
My lens may open to 1.4, but that doesn't mean I want every shot at 1.4
Hoods and ND filter are NEEDED to shoot wide open in sunny conditions.

Why is a hood needed only when you shoot wide open? Errant sunlight hitting the front element can have negative effects whether the aperture is wide open or not.
I also don't see the use of ND filters only when you're shooting wide open.


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Jan 24, 2014 21:26 |  #26

If the lens is on the camera, so is the hood


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Jan 24, 2014 21:37 |  #27

My hoods stay on the lens at all times and never get removed. I leave them ON even when in my bag. NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER EVER remove the hood.

You could literally superglue the hood on and I'll be just fine!


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Jan 24, 2014 21:42 |  #28

If I'm not outside in bright sunlight, I almost never have the lens hood on (I don't put any filters on them either). Except my mkI 85L, flares like it's life depends on it at times.

Call me crazy...


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Jan 25, 2014 00:35 |  #29

Weird, I've never seen this subject (lens hoods) discussed before.

How about UV filters? I wonder if they should be used or not?

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Jan 25, 2014 10:47 |  #30

bps wrote in post #16634902 (external link)
Weird, I've never seen this subject (lens hoods) discussed before.

How about UV filters? I wonder if they should be used or not?

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