The no lens hood epidemic

Started Jan 30, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Hood should be included!
In reply to happysnapper64, Feb 1, 2013

happysnapper64 wrote:

ripleysbaby wrote:

Hoods do a really good job of keeping rain off the glass too.

And in the past i have cut away the bottom petal of my zoom

hoods so raindrops wont hit it and splash the lens. I really does help.

Now that's what I call thinking outside the box!

Not the best idea, should you use the lens outdoors in icy or snowy conditions, or on/near water surfaces, where reflecting light from below can be intense, especially in sunny weather.

To the discussion above; hoods are initially made for preventing flare, but they do work well against rain and lens scratching as well. Pretty obvious, I'd say. Why argue?

Moreover, a hood should definitely be delivered along w/ any decent lens!

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