Use of Lens Hood

Started Sep 14, 2007 | Discussions thread
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Bob Tullis
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Those Pro's don't need lens protection

They use filters for filtering effects, and hoods to block light from striking the front lens element (unless the light source is within the composition). When they don't need filters, or hoods, because they don't serve the purpose they're designed for they don't use them.

They also have more experience, and have since made mistakes in mishandling the gear, so they unconsciously don't let their gear be handled in a way that would allow the damage most are concerned of. Of course, even the best pro's can still make mistakes, but as pro's such aren't as big a concern as it might be for the amateur.

Not all pro's, mind you, but the one's the OP brought up. There are clutzes in every profession, and shooting styles that deem protection to be essential.

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