How many of you use lens hoods?

Started Jan 14, 2014 | Discussions thread
victorian squid
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In reply to mike, Jan 14, 2014

Maybe, maybe if I'm inside at home, it's late and nobody's watching I'll whip it outwithout a hood.

They're my #1 lens protection. The 17-40 is a royal pain as it's as big as a dinner plate and doesn't fit in a bag for $#&*!, but I still haul it around. And, there's the added image improvement cutting out stray light.

10-20% of the time I've got a clear protection (B+W, Marumi) filter for outside windy/dusty/inclement weather - but the hood is still on.

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