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Re: No lens hood?
In reply to daddyo, 2 months ago

daddyo wrote:

I would assume that what appears in your sample image is not the only lit area in your field of view from where you were standing. In other words, if you were at full zoom, then there was surely surrounding area, lights that would project 'skew' rays onto the front lens element. This creates a decrease in contrast, as well as flare spots, etc. -- and this is exactly why photographers use lens hoods on virtually any lens that does not have a greatly recessed front element.

Maybe your issue is something else, but personally I can't imagine shooting my 40-150mm without a lens hood.

P.S. -- Love your Pbase galleries -- very nice work.

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Thank you Greg. Just got the lens last week. I was trying to avoid the lens hood to keep the size down but looks I need to use it for certain circumstances.

Like you pbase gallery too specially the portrait section.

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