31st October 2002, 07:35 AM
Is lens hood for a 20mm lens necessary?
Can anybody help?
I am wondering if such a lens hood (hb-4) will be effective to cut off glare on a nikon 20mm..
Anybody used it before??
31st October 2002, 07:48 AM
You'll be surprised at how easily a wide angle can flare around the edges especially in the sun! The problem is that light can "bend" round corners and this becomes a real problem with wide angle lens because it is designed to absorb or let in light at a much wider angle. With a 20mm lens, it's definitely an issue.
I always use my HK-14 on my 20mm f/2.8 AIS when I'm outdoors in the sun. Its cumbersome to carry but it saves a lot of shots at the end of the day!