Lens Hoods

Started 9 months ago | Discussions thread
Tomm111 Senior Member • Posts: 1,115
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Barry Duggan Photography wrote:

Just curious to see if people use lens hoods on their film cameras, particularly 35mm SLRs.

Some lenses need a hood, most do fine with out them. I use several old Leica lenses their hoods help a little with contrast. The cut out hoods are fine not noticeably blocking the viewfinder. One lens I have requires a hood to hold filters. With the small cut out hoods I don't feel it brings any more attention to the camera. I have one old lens that has to have a shade, a 135 Schneider Retina, made a huge difference in images from the lens. Another where it helps is a Vivitar 90-180 flt field macro zoom. On  both of these I just bought a rubber collapsible telephoto shade. I agree most modern lenses don't need them especially if they are multi coated.

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