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    Quote Originally Posted by lennyl View Post
    There is one situation when using a hood is detrimental - when the hood shades part of the scene from your flash. Usually this only happens with the pop up flash on wide or ultra wide angle lenses.
    True true...

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    Quote Originally Posted by lennyl View Post
    There is one situation when using a hood is detrimental - when the hood shades part of the scene from your flash. Usually this only happens with the pop up flash on wide or ultra wide angle lenses.
    that is a good reason to tell your wife/gf (if any) why you need an external flash. (so that the hood shadow doesn't go on her legs or smth) =)
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    Speaking of which, anyone has any cool looking lens hood to recommend for 85mm F1.8? The clip on barrel hood is rather filmsy... and round (boring).
    Looking for Canon 100mm F2 USM :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ombre View Post
    Speaking of which, anyone has any cool looking lens hood to recommend for 85mm F1.8? The clip on barrel hood is rather filmsy... and round (boring).
    Get the shape from here and search for a plastic workshop

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    Quote Originally Posted by Octarine View Post
    Get the shape from here and search for a plastic workshop
    Lol serious? They do that? But I don't want it to cost more than 10 bucks though. =/
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    Quote Originally Posted by ombre View Post
    Lol serious? They do that? But I don't want it to cost more than 10 bucks though. =/
    most original Nikon hood already cost more then 10 bucks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ah Pao View Post
    ...not to mention it ups your 'pro factor' by a notch.

    A hood, after all, is an accessory. That means your lens will work fine with or without the hood on. Mainly I use the hood more for protection - how often do you shoot with a strong light source, and how effectively is it really?
    I agree.
    I use it for protection and ease of carriage. usually grab the hood when squeezing pass crowds. =)
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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    most original Nikon hood already cost more then 10 bucks.
    Yup I know, I have 2 original Canon hoods and they cost about 30 each... (what a pain!)

    However, I still prefer petal hoods, Barrel hoods are boring, was wondering if I can find something like the hood for Tokina 50-135 to fit on my 85mm F1.8. =X
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    Default Re: Purpose of Lens Hood?

    Quote Originally Posted by ombre View Post
    Yup I know, I have 2 original Canon hoods and they cost about 30 each... (what a pain!)

    However, I still prefer petal hoods, Barrel hoods are boring, was wondering if I can find something like the hood for Tokina 50-135 to fit on my 85mm F1.8. =X
    get some papers cut out the shape, glue it with $0.50 glue, paint it with black poster color paint, it should able tol keep it below $10.00.

    good quality black card or rigid plastic sheet may cost more than $10.00 already.

    Quote Originally Posted by Octarine View Post
    Get the shape from here and search for a plastic workshop
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    Default Re: Purpose of Lens Hood?

    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    get some papers cut out the shape, glue it with $0.50 glue, paint it with black poster color paint, it should able tol keep it below $10.00.

    good quality black card or rigid plastic sheet may cost more than $10.00 already.
    This one keeps popping up time after time, I guess its time has come again

    http://www.lenshoods.co.uk/

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    Makes your lens look longer... :-)

    Lens envy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by metals99 View Post
    Len's Hood are supposed to prevent your pictures from having flare from the direct sunlight..

    Usually a lens hood are essential for outdoor day shoot.. Indoors and at night a lens hood won't be necessary..

    Lens hood also act as a protection to your lens front elements, against any accidents and also shelter it from dust or rain..

    Hope this helps..

    A search would also help as there have many info about this matters too..

    You can read from this site for more info from what i've said..

    http://www.vanwalree.com/optics/lenshood.html
    thanks for the link
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    Default Re: Purpose of Lens Hood?

    Quote Originally Posted by ombre View Post
    Yup I know, I have 2 original Canon hoods and they cost about 30 each... (what a pain!)

    However, I still prefer petal hoods, Barrel hoods are boring, was wondering if I can find something like the hood for Tokina 50-135 to fit on my 85mm F1.8. =X
    petal lens hood are specially design for zoom lens, due to zoom lens have varies focal length, you don't use petal lens hood for fixed focal length lens.

    to diy lens hood below $10, maybe you can consider using cup noodle container like this to make a lens hood.

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    Default Re: Purpose of Lens Hood?

    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    Would look cute if someone really use it as a lens hood...

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    WOw!
    so many replies....

    now i understand better...

    so how do i know if there's 'glare' in my picture? any comparisons?

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    agreed. 100%.

    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    how effectively is the lens hood is depends how well the lens hood being design, and also how the photographer able to understand how to use them properly.

    sometime, if the lens hood unable to shield the lens, photographer will use a black card to block out stray light cast on the lens for causing lens flare.

    so some photographers willing to pay a lot of money to a get a bellow lens hood, which is adjustable.

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    remember to paint or coat the inside with dull black paint, tape or material.

    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    petal lens hood are specially design for zoom lens, due to zoom lens have varies focal length, you don't use petal lens hood for fixed focal length lens.

    to diy lens hood below $10, maybe you can consider using cup noodle container like this to make a lens hood.

    Last edited by reachme2003; 22nd December 2008 at 05:54 PM.

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    Default Re: Purpose of Lens Hood?

    Quote Originally Posted by eejal View Post
    so how do i know if there's 'glare' in my picture? any comparisons?
    Flare / Ghosting are basically coming from uncontrolled reflections. Plain surfaces are more prone to cause such reflections.
    http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/digi...ison-flare.htm
    http://www.bobatkins.com/photography...ws/18-55d.html
    A good recent example, caused by a filter.
    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=452315 (watch for the greenish 'blobs' in center and lower left part)

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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    petal lens hood are specially design for zoom lens, due to zoom lens have varies focal length, you don't use petal lens hood for fixed focal length lens.

    to diy lens hood below $10, maybe you can consider using cup noodle container like this to make a lens hood.

    Ups for this, definitely!

    I'll go try designing a nice petal hood out of it and maybe stick it on my original hood for some extension =X How lame can that be.
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    Default Re: Purpose of Lens Hood?

    Quote Originally Posted by ombre View Post
    I'll go try designing a nice petal hood out of it and maybe stick it on my original hood for some extension =X How lame can that be.

    Why would it be lame? You can make your lens look bigger than a 70-200!

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