Lens hood - do you use one?

Started Feb 18, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Bob Tullis
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Re: Lens hood - do you use one?
In reply to sensible, Feb 18, 2013

sensible wrote:

i personally do not use lens hoods. while i understand the benefits ,they are generally too bulky. only one on a beercan

but when i think on it, i wonder why to use these petal shaped

types. look impressive but why the open spaces between petals?

seems like you are limiting the shading benefit

Such cutouts are there so the hood doesn't show up on the corners of the exposure.  If you take note, telephoto and telezoom hoods are deeper (and usually don't have cut outs) than hoods on the wider angle lenses.   It's easier to thoroughly sheild a front element that utilizes a narrower FOV than a wider one.

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