Who Uses Lens Hoods ?

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richard stern Contributing Member • Posts: 641
Re: Who Uses Lens Hoods ?
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bflood wrote:

I'm with the clear majority who use their lens hoods. My exceptions are forced exceptions - when the hood on a wider angle flash shot causes a shadow in the image (exceedingly rare), or when the polariser I use won't allow the hood to be fitted (almost as rare).

I also agree with those recommending reversing the hood when you want to store the lenses in the bag. If the bag is still overcrowded with the hoods reversed, you need a larger bag rather than giving up your hoods.

When my camera strap broke and my D500 with 300 PF and TC14 hit the ground last year, the lens hood hid the ground first and was bent (replacement cost around $50CAN,), but the lens was OK (replacement cost would have been several thousand $CAN).  No contest! And I also agree with reversing the hood if nec. in the bag.

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