Lens Hoods: Needed these days?

Started Feb 7, 2013 | Discussions thread
Guy Parsons
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Re: Lens Hoods = essential
In reply to Droogie45, Feb 10, 2013

Droogie45 wrote:

So the general consensus is nobody likes filters for protection?

From about 50 years of playing with cameras I have seen more problems caused by "protective" filter than are prevented.

Whereas a decent hood provides both mechanical protection and flare protection.

Regards...... Guy

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