50mm f1.4 FE Planar HOOD -- necessary?

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Dessert Shmeagle Regular Member • Posts: 190
50mm f1.4 FE Planar HOOD -- necessary?

Do I really need to put on the hood? -)

The only time when I notice that some photos become really flat is when shooting outside in a very bright daylight conditions.

Although I have not shot enough this marvelous combo that's for sure to draw a final judgment, I have not seen a flare or image flattering in other conditions.

Is it necessary for anything other than countering the bright daylight rays?

Thank you for your opinion.

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