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    Default Is it advisable to use a lens hood for long focal length shots?

    just wondering.
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    yes of course ...

    my 70-200mm f2.8 L lens hood is used for protecting the lens ...
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    Originally posted by megaweb
    yes of course ...

    my 70-200mm f2.8 L lens hood is used for protecting the lens ...
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    hmm... are those rubber type good enough?
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    Originally posted by mpenza


    fast response

    hmm... are those rubber type good enough?
    no of course ...
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    Originally posted by megaweb
    no of course ...
    hmm... what's would be good then? those "flower" type?

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    it was believe tulip type is better, can't remember why tho.

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    Originally posted by mpenza


    hmm... what's would be good then? those "flower" type?

    btw, I got the Micro Trekker 200 for $80

    not necessary to have the "flower" type .... it just look nice only ...


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    Default Re: Is it advisable to use a lens hood for long focal length shots?

    Originally posted by mpenza
    just wondering.
    Yes using a hood is pretty much essential with long lenses and becomes vital when shooting near the sun as many long lenses are more prone to flare than shorter lenses.
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    so do you guys keep ur lens hood on all the time even at nite?

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    Originally posted by megaweb



    not necessary to have the "flower" type .... it just look nice only ...


    great value u got there
    nonsense, the tulip type has a reason but i can't remember why/what. But i will try to search for the link.

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    The "flower" shape is to reduce vignetting for wider angle shots if you're using a zoom lens. The gaps in the lens hood are supposed to be aligned with the corners of the image frame.

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    yes, midnight is right. I found the link anyway :

    Imagine using a standard 2"-deep round hood on a wide-angle lens. You'd get vignetting in all four corners, right? So you'd cut away the four corners, little by little, until the vignetting stopped-- perhaps as close as 1/2" out from the front element. Result? A tulip- shaped hood that would keep a lot more sun off the front element than would a hood that was only 1/2" deep all around.
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    Originally posted by Jer76
    so do you guys keep ur lens hood on all the time even at nite?
    With long lenses and lenses that are prone to flare yes.
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