Lens Hoods

Started 9 months ago | Discussions thread
elmo Senior Member • Posts: 2,913
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Flare -- after you've seen the effect of hand-shading a lens enough times, hoods become a no-brainer.

Protection -- I used to have a filter on every lens, until I found that one particular new filter [one of many Hoya HMC UV(0) that I had] was causing a directional jiggle-blur on the entire photo, which could be repeated and tested by rotating the filter. Much as I'd prefer to avoid cleaning expensive lenses, I also realized modern glass -- Canon in particular -- was easier to clean well, than the Hoya filters.

So, the hood is the only lens protection. Do not even use lens caps, most of the time, as long as I can fit the lens with hood in place, into my bags.

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