Yes. Lens Hood attracts unwanted attention
No. I like to look like Darth Vader.
I find that the hood gets in the way when I want to adjust my circular polarizer so now the Canon 24-105mm goes without! Still use it on my telephoto though.
The other day, I was taking photos in AFA, this kid start spinning around like crazy. I tried to evade but was too late as my camera was hanging down that moment. She hit the front of the lens really hard and lucky my hood was there. The mum just say:"Don't spin anymore." and the mum continue to look forward like nothing happens. Nowadays, like most Singaporeans are just too proud or dun bother to say sorry to others.
But even so, though they dun scold their kids, it fine cos it like it their bizness, but at least apologize to the person as a form of courtesy .... But I dunno, maybe it doesnt bother anyone here except me...
The lens hood on my 17-55 causes people to stare into the lens most of the time when I side sling my camera. Especially on escalators.
I always use the Hood because i dun use any "UV Filter" to protect my lens. Thus the Hood acts as a Lens protection and flare reduction.
Any way just my 2 cents the UV filter somehow do affect my photos quality. That is why I do not use it!
Lens hoods serve their purpose very well. I don't think it will really scare people. The benefits of using lens hood outweighs what you perceive as the scare factor of it.
You don't take a photograph, you make it. - Ansel Adams
If 17-55mm lens hood can scare ppl then i guess the 24-70 L lens hood can make ppl run away
I use lens hood because putting it at away will make it become useless.. So might as well just use it lor, looks better too.. haha...!!
i change my kit lens coz it makes me like noob, as it do not have hood... lol... thats why i get the sigma 17-70mm... better looking... hahahaha...