How many of you use lens hoods?

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Re: How many of you use lens hoods?
In reply to new boyz, 8 months ago

I almost always do too, except my Sigma macro lens which has a very deeply recessed front element.  I also even use one on my 40mm pancake.

It does add a little protection, but the primary reason I use it is for flare / stray light.  A godsend in the studio too if it's a studio with bright walls and there is flash bouncing around all over the place!

The one area where I have issues is when using my square filter system, I carry a piece of old black stiff background cloth in my bag which I use as a flag - my 10 stop ND is a magnet for flare, I think its internal filter flare from light coming in the edge of the resin!

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