A&P Lens Hoods, are they worth it?

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  1. quid

    quid I Piss Excellence OT Supporter

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    are they... do you guys use them?

    probably going to buy a 50mm for my 300d this weekend because it seems that is the recommended beginer lens on a budget. should i get a lens hood for it? are they useful? do you guys use them?

    also, should i get any filter(s)?

    TIA:wiggle:
     
  2. Blair

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    you shouldn't really need a hood on a 50; those lenses are pretty recessed.
     
  3. mojito

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    on a 50, probably not. only filter would be a cpl, but i've never put one on a 50, but then again its my least used lens by a long long ways
     
  4. tenplanescrashing

    tenplanescrashing Active Member

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    if your lens doesn't come with a lens hood, it usually doesn't need it. or it is just a cheap lens.
     
  5. mojito

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    tell that to 10-22mm owners or 17-55 IS owners:hsugh:
     
  6. quid

    quid I Piss Excellence OT Supporter

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    my understanding of a hood is that it blocks light comming from extreme angles, and that is to reduce flairing right?
     
  7. brasheye

    brasheye Rotary Crew

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    It's saved my Lens so many times from some pretty major bumps thats for sure.
     
  8. cftofu2k

    cftofu2k OT Supporter

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    the glass on the 50 and kit 18-55 aren't really exposed, so i dont think you really need a hood for these.

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    vs.

    17-55IS (+$50 for separate hood :hs:)
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  9. quid

    quid I Piss Excellence OT Supporter

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    i see what you mean.
     
  10. Tedrzz

    Tedrzz New Member

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    You guys think I should get a lens hood for my 6mm f/2.8???

    [​IMG]
     
  11. turbodude

    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    lol... i use a hood on all my lenses simply for protection purposes alone. You can get the cheap collapsable ones from adoroma.
     
  12. tenplanescrashing

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    cheap pieces of crap! :fawk:
     
  13. .chris

    .chris You drown before the water lets you in. OT Supporter

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    :rofl:
    would love to see someone using that goofy thing
     
  14. Tedrzz

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    [​IMG]

    236mm diameter :noes:
     
  15. turbodude

    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    i am sorry but that is simply badass!!!!!!!
     
  16. peoplescar

    peoplescar Guest

    holy shit. what in hell is that for?
     
  17. Tedrzz

    Tedrzz New Member

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    xtreeeeeeeem phisheye!!:eek5:
     
  18. turbodude

    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    skateboarding... :mamoru:
     
  19. peoplescar

    peoplescar Guest

    not...

    probably large landscapes that a normal fish eye lense can't handle.
     
  20. quid

    quid I Piss Excellence OT Supporter

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    :rofl:
     
  21. turbodude

    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    wow sarcasm ownz joo :coolugh:
     
  22. mattsb2000

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    I'm in this crew.

    Both of my lens hoods are all fucked up from acting as bumpers.
     
  23. mattsb2000

    mattsb2000 OT Supporter

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    what the fuck!

    hal.jpg
     
  24. peoplescar

    peoplescar Guest

    my dry humor has eluded you... :)
     

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