Lens hoods indoor?

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Louno
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Lens hoods indoor?
Apr 12, 2013

Is it worth it to get hoods if shooting mostly indoor? Using either kit lens or legacy lenses, does it "really" help for indoor shooting? I guess it depends on the situations, but in general perhaps more so on legacy lenses?
How do you know which shape/type and length to get for which lenses? ( I have kit 1650 and a pentax-a 50mm )

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Bart Hickman
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In reply to Louno, Apr 12, 2013

I would not expect a hood to help the photos.  Even outdoors, hoods only help in specific lighting situations.  But it might keep people from bumping into the lens itself.

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In reply to Louno, Apr 12, 2013

Lens hood indoors?  Lens hood *always* - for the physical protection it offers to the front element.

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In reply to HeavyDuty, Apr 12, 2013

Agreed with the previous two posters: Unless I really need to pack it down, I always keep the lens hood on as I've had more than a few occasions of putting it down and something touching the lens or bumping into someone. I also find it extremely useful for the odd occasion when you need to shoot right up against a window or fence, since you can just jame the lens right up against the glass that way without having to worry about touching the lens.

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In reply to squirrelyfox, Apr 12, 2013

Get a lens hood, use a lens hood and never take it off by getting a cover that fits into the lens hood opening in front.

Day, night, in the bag, out of the bag, etc, just what always really means. Always hooded!

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In reply to uhligfd, Apr 12, 2013

Yes.Always

Just like the others said it's a protection. Plus it still blocks unwanted light.

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In reply to Louno, Apr 12, 2013

Louno wrote:

Is it worth it to get hoods if shooting mostly indoor? Using either kit lens or legacy lenses, does it "really" help for indoor shooting? I guess it depends on the situations, but in general perhaps more so on legacy lenses?
How do you know which shape/type and length to get for which lenses? ( I have kit 1650 and a pentax-a 50mm )

Thx!

Practically, always, indoors and out. On some lenses with screw-on lens hood (for example Sigma 70mm f/2.8 macro), I simply leave the hood on, and got lens cap that fits the hood.

I might skip it on lenses I would buy for smaller size though (pancakes, and even 16-50PZ), although if carrying a bag, I might toss one in, just in case I see a need.

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