A&P Should I get a Lens Hood?

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  1. phish

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    What are the purposes?

    Does it even effectively block out glare? :dunno:
     
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    Airpoppoff Vodka > Racing F1

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    for what lens?

    yes
     
  3. for point and shoot yes, if you scratch up the lens you will have to send in your whole camera.

    for SLR lenses yes unless it's a cheap lens and you don't care if you accidentally scratch the lens.



    and yes the main purpose is to block light coming in at undesireable angles helping to prevent lens flair and other sheeit.
    I don't think canon and nikon would spend million dollars on research so that they could make a useless piece of plastic. Not to mention they woudlnt spend the extra few dollars to make the "un-necessary" accessories and include them with your lenses.
     
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    My 70-200 came with a leather bag that I have yet to put the lens in.

    My sigma came with a case thing that I have never used. :hsugh:
     

  5. good point :o
     
  6. ZeroSkillet

    ZeroSkillet Matt Hughes > *

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    I use them mainly to keep from scratching and crap....then again when I shoot indoors(dont use hood)with no flash I switch my lense and sit them up on the glass:hs: oh well....filters ftw.
     
  7. put that other accessory on first before you set the lens down... what's it called..?? oh yeah lens cap :slap:
     
  8. hsubaru

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    Since I don't use filters to "protect" the front element (save for the polarizer), I have to rely on the lens hoods, which are a good thing to have anyway. The lens hood on the 17-55 is almost half the length of the lens itself, heh.
     
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    yeah it'll work like a fucking charm on your 1.6


    assuming you have one. worthless usually. ff different.
     
  10. i'm confused by your post... maybe I'm just tired :o

    If you are saying what I think you are.... :hsugh:
     
  11. ZeroSkillet

    ZeroSkillet Matt Hughes > *

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    Im on the run....:mamoru:

    Its sometimes in church so I just leave my lenses, monopod, cf cards laying all over the church. 2,000 members at one time and never had anything stolen in 3 years.:noes:
     
  12. That's how stuff gets lost, and you will get in a habbit of leaving stuff around and one day you will find yourself laying stuff laying around at more places than only in church and you won't be so fortunate.

    I am on the run alot too but I always manage to slap on the lens cap. It's simple, just leave it in your shirt pocket. Or make sure you have your lens hood on, 70-200 has awesome lens hood, that's my only lens I don't always use lens cap when i'm on the fly. :o
     
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    Alt+F4 official OT hockey stud

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    I mainly shoot with my 18-55 (kit) and 50mm 1.8, both 52mm filter threads. Will the same hood work on both? Does it matter what kind of hood I get?
     

  14. :dunno: give it a shot, does the 50mm 1.8 come with a hood?
     
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    Nope.

    Nor does it have the bayonet mount.
     
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    Alt+F4 official OT hockey stud

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    I never thought about a hood until I spent an hour on vacation taking sunset shots and each one had crazy flare.
     
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    I use the lens hood on my 12-24 almost religously. It so wide angle that even if you aren't pointing in the direction of the sun you may still get nasty lens flare if you don't use the lens hood.
     

  18. lol definately, especially since the lens is round, you wouldn't think the little lens hood does anything! :)
     
  19. phish

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    24-120mm :dunno:
     
  20. phish

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    Interesting... I might have to get one then. Besides, it's only about 20 bucks.
     
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    free lens hoods=http://www.lenshoods.co.uk/
     
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    the one time i took pics w/o a hood (against the sun too), it looked fine on the small rebel lcd. when i upped them to the pc, 3/4's of my pics were flared in small areas, but still noticeable :wtc:
     
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    The 70-200 lens condom is quite useful...covers the lens on body quite nicely (edit: cinches up around the base with the hood fixed). Nice for keeping it protected while you're walking around or whatever :dunno:
     
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    That's what it's for? :rofl:
     
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    Well, with the hood reversed the whole lens w/ caps fits in nicely too, so you could throw it in a bag or something else too. Works best as an on-the fly lens-cap-cover-thing for me :mamoru:
     

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