lens hoods: yay or nay?

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lens hoods: yay or nay?

Postby Christie2007 » Tue Dec 14, 2010 11:39 am

I always use a lens hood on every single lens that I have, but I also know a lot of people who don't use them. So, I just thought it be would interesting to see who likes them and who doesn't and why.
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Postby photofashionista » Wed Dec 15, 2010 1:23 pm

I've never used a lense hood but think I need to get one. I'm curious to hear everyone's answers also.
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Postby AmandaP » Wed Dec 15, 2010 3:38 pm

Not I. They are cumbersome, bulky, and add more to my bag than Im willing to carry. Ive never really seen a dramatic difference in my photos with or without, so I leave them at home.
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Postby Kylie » Wed Dec 15, 2010 10:25 pm

I don't use them either.
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Postby blue-eden » Wed Dec 15, 2010 11:50 pm

Mine never leaves a few of my lenses. They are great protection, and since I shoot outdoors a lot, help cut down on haze. I do notice a difference, but it really all depends on the light you have. I mostly use it for protection though.
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Postby charlotteb » Thu Dec 16, 2010 11:59 am

Only in bright sun, which I typically try not to shoot in anyway! Otherwise, they're just too bulky and annoying to me.
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Postby Christie2007 » Thu Dec 16, 2010 1:07 pm

Its interesting to see all of these opinions! I mostly use mine for protection as well Blue.
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Postby chumleyk » Thu Dec 16, 2010 1:19 pm

What is a lens hood supposed to accomplish? I've never used one, but I've wondered if I should sometimes.
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Postby Christie2007 » Thu Dec 16, 2010 8:39 pm

Like Blue mentioned, I primarily use mine for protection. Lens hoods are supposed to help additional light from reflecting off the lens. They are just supposed to cut down on hazing really.
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Postby photofashionista » Fri Dec 17, 2010 12:03 am

For protection I use a UV filter. Cheap and clear. :dunno:
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Postby laurab007 » Fri Dec 17, 2010 8:35 am

I use a UV filter for protection and a lens hood in the sun. I keep in on the lens all the time but when I don't need it, I can turn it around and screw it on backwards so it faces in. I don't find it bulky at all.
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