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    Default What's a hood used for?

    Hi guys

    hi..i'm wondering whats a hood used for?? will it hav really any obvious effect on the pictures taken? juz wondering.. thanks for answering my questions =)

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    Default Re: What's a hood used for?

    1) It can help to cut down on flares...
    2) Act as a protection for your lens...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ernie1984 View Post
    Hi guys

    hi..i'm wondering whats a hood used for?? will it hav really any obvious effect on the pictures taken? juz wondering.. thanks for answering my questions =)
    A hood can be used to:
    1. reduce/avoid the chance of flare
    2. increase contrast
    3. protect the front element

    A rigid and proper hood should be used for every lens (even a cheap normal lens) - that's my experience.

    Cheers,

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    hood? bluff people one lah
    no use... make the lense look huge and powerful only

    hahaha





    read this here
    Last edited by slooow; 20th November 2006 at 12:15 PM.

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    thanks guys..hmmm..

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    Quote Originally Posted by fengwei View Post
    A hood can be used to:
    1. reduce/avoid the chance of flare
    2. increase contrast
    3. protect the front element

    A rigid and proper hood should be used for every lens (even a cheap normal lens) - that's my experience.

    Cheers,
    hood can increase contrast??
    how does hood increase contrast i dun get it... pls enlighten me, thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zaknafein View Post
    hood can increase contrast??
    how does hood increase contrast i dun get it... pls enlighten me, thanks
    See the link in #4 regarding the effect of veiling glare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zaknafein View Post
    hood can increase contrast??
    how does hood increase contrast i dun get it... pls enlighten me, thanks
    Other than slooow posted above, you can also check here:

    http://photo.net/bboard/q-and-a-fetc...id=006iQs&tag=

    For a cropped digital SLR camera, a deeper and smaller hood would be better than the original matching hood (which was designed for 35mm film SLR camera)

    Anyone Canon user looking for a good hood for your 50/1.4 EF lens? I got one at the b&s forum

    Cheers,
    Last edited by fengwei; 20th November 2006 at 02:41 PM.

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    Default Re: What's a hood used for?

    ahh, ic, thanks for the info
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