no leh, sometimes i see people put it this way when taking photos
For storage ??
If its inverted it uses less space so its easier store ...
Buy Film Not Megapixels
keep in bag, hard to store. keep at home, useless ....
you never know when you need it, so just bring it along.
Life is a journey...
I use it all the time! When I'm not shooting I reverse it backwards so that I'm able to put back the lens cover (I don't use a filter)... With hood forward, lens cover a bit tricky to put on.
Last edited by kriegsketten; 12th June 2010 at 12:09 PM.
What if ppl intentionally want to create flare?
so as long there is lights, ones should use lens hood, regardless is indoor or outdoor.
you can see cinematographers or professional photographers are using lens hood all the time.
to protect dust from entering via the focus ring?
Depends on individual, I don't see the reason why you should be talking bad about people with the hood put in reverse way. It's just like why do people put the quick release plate from a tripod when there is no tripod.
I put the hood reverse at times too because I may need and may not need the hood under different situations and it is more convenient than to take the hood in and out esp if you are carrying a backpack.
Anyway hoods come in different shapes and sizes, some might not hinder the zoom ring and at times people use autofocus for quick shots so manual focus ring might not be needed.
End of the day let us just respect how people want to use their camera and/or accessories, those are their items.
guys, just because you don't shoot with lens hood all the time, doesn't mean uncle catchlights is scolding you.......
we're all lazy sometimes. i also don't shoot with lens hood all the time. when i am less lazy i always mount the hood.