it's a must2 for me both filter and hood to protect your lens..
Something new to me as I'm new to photography as well.
I thought all lens bought, come with the hood? Why need to buy?
Or you guys talking about different type of hood?
Also, does all of you put on the hood, everytime out for shooting?
I read somewhere, that putting on hood make yr picture sharper?
I put on lens hood all the time, outdoor or indoor. Esp after I dropped my lens some time ago. It was the hood that save the impact on the front element.
With hood, the image is not sharper. But the contrast is relatively better.