Lens hood or not?

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  1. photographyfanatic

    photographyfanatic TPF Noob!

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    I have never used a lens hood. Should I be? I will be shooting sports and live bands in smaller venues.
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Hoods :thumbsup:
     
  3. Jaszek

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    use it
     
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    Agreed! Use the Hood!
    mine has protected my lens from all sorts of bumps and scrapes as I move around or try to get to something just a bit too close!
     
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    photographyfanatic TPF Noob!

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    Well I why should I use it? What will it do for me?
     
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    Jaszek No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    protect the front element and eliminate flare
     
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    I should be using lens hoods, but Im not worried all to much about my lenses....I can get an equiveilent one off ebay for less than 50 dollar. (manual focus gear is just that awesome.)

    A lens hood will protect your lens from getting hit by a wall (if you turn a corner a bit to close, something that could scratch the front element might nick your hood) or if you drop your camera, the lens hood will hit the ground instead of your front element, greatly reducing the risk of it shatering....etc etc
     
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    Hoods make your lenses look a lot more sexy.
     
  9. fast1

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    yup use it! the hoods i mean[​IMG]
     
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    That's it!! No need to have any other reasons.
     
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    I'm not one to answer a question with a question, BUT.... Why not use it?

    Like Jaszek said, it will minimize the chance of flaring which is likely to happen if you have stage lights coming at you.

    It's not a tough decision. It costs nothing to put it on. It creates no inconvenience.

    -Pete
     
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    Are you talking indoor, outdoor or both?
     

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