Is the lens hood important for a Nikkor 18-200mm VR ?

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amstelnikon Regular Member • Posts: 219
Is the lens hood important for a Nikkor 18-200mm VR ?

I just bought a Nikkor 18-200mm on ebay.

The price was great but the guy "forgot" to say that he doesn't have the lens hood (he lost it).

Of course I can easily buy a new HB-35 hood... but...

Is it really needed?
Ken Rockwell says that "Hoods are an obsolete throwback to simpler times"...

Should I go ahead and buy one?

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