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    How many of the members here use a lens hood? How many use it just because it came with the lens? Generally speaking, shld i get one if i don't have it?

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    depends on your lens
    for example, sometimes some lens doesn't come with lens hood because not so needed
    like when the front element is within a recess, i suppose

    but you should always try to use a lens hood as far as possible
    especially when shooting at wide angle

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    always put it to prevent scratches from accidental bumping.

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    if i am shooting in teh evening,, is it a necessity to use hood. or only dayligh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pang-Jio Man View Post
    if i am shooting in teh evening,, is it a necessity to use hood. or only dayligh?
    all times, so long as there is light from other sources
    evening still have stuff like stray light from streetlamps, etc
    unless you like flare, shrug

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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    depends on your lens
    for example, sometimes some lens doesn't come with lens hood because not so needed
    like when the front element is within a recess, i suppose

    but you should always try to use a lens hood as far as possible
    especially when shooting at wide angle
    i'm thinking of getting it for the kit lens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by advrider View Post
    always put it to prevent scratches from accidental bumping.
    when u are carrying it around but what abt when u need to take it in and out of bag often? troublesome?

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    Quote Originally Posted by boredphuck View Post
    when u are carrying it around but what abt when u need to take it in and out of bag often? troublesome?
    not really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boredphuck View Post
    when u are carrying it around but what abt when u need to take it in and out of bag often? troublesome?
    Troublesome as in it takes up a lot of space in the bag? Not if you reverse mount it.

    For me, I do not always have a UV filter on, the hood thus protects the front element from scratches and smuges.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boredphuck View Post
    i'm thinking of getting it for the kit lens.
    eeks which brand you using
    i thought every kit lens comes with lens hood

    so that in those ads for kit set they can make the camera seem more pro looking

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    Quote Originally Posted by advrider View Post
    not really.
    wouldn't u need to flip it to n fro?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahbian View Post
    Troublesome as in it takes up a lot of space in the bag? Not if you reverse mount it.

    For me, I do not always have a UV filter on, the hood thus protects the front element from scratches and smuges.
    the thing is u reverse then reverse again. not troublesome?

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    Quote Originally Posted by boredphuck View Post
    when u are carrying it around but what abt when u need to take it in and out of bag often? troublesome?
    not at all
    you can reverse it
    most lens hoods are not too large, so long as you aren't using an extremely huge lens
    in which case your extremely huge lens is taking extremly huge amount of space
    what is some more for a lens hood?

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    Quote Originally Posted by boredphuck View Post
    the thing is u reverse then reverse again. not troublesome?
    you will get used to it

    just like you will get used to other things like
    putting lens cap on
    using tripod
    etc etc etc

    laziness is unbecoming of an earnest photographer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    eeks which brand you using
    i thought every kit lens comes with lens hood

    so that in those ads for kit set they can make the camera seem more pro looking
    canon. efs 17-85. i don't think the lower range lens comes with the hood if kit lens.

    marketing leh. must make all efforts to let product look good woh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    not at all
    you can reverse it
    most lens hoods are not too large, so long as you aren't using an extremely huge lens
    in which case your extremely huge lens is taking extremly huge amount of space
    what is some more for a lens hood?
    ya la. can reverse la. but i mean repeatedly doing it quite waste of time if u need to take a quick shot. then nvr use. then realise got flare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    you will get used to it

    just like you will get used to other things like
    putting lens cap on
    using tripod
    etc etc etc

    laziness is unbecoming of an earnest photographer!
    haha. ok. later go n see got the hood or not.

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    for serious photog, nothing is really troublesome. see some pro slug around 10kg+ of equipment!

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    Quote Originally Posted by advrider View Post
    for serious photog, nothing is really troublesome. see some pro slug around 10kg+ of equipment!
    not for me. i will bring it for biz trips. too many things to carry liao. camera, laptop, luggage. troublesome to carry heavy stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by advrider View Post
    for serious photog, nothing is really troublesome. see some pro slug around 10kg+ of equipment!
    not really
    bringing unnecessary stuff is almost as bad as not bringing the necessary stuff

    you end up performing less well, from experience because you have so much to handle
    very distracted, hahaha
    nowadays i just bring whatever i think i need
    and hey, if i do not have the lens i want at hand for a particular situation
    just suck thumb, and let it go and move on

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