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Thread: main use of lens hood

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    Default main use of lens hood

    ask a stupid question as never use a lens hood be4.
    still wondering should buy or not to buy...

    understand that lens hood is to block the sun, etc.. during day but for night, what is the use for?

    is it a need to use lens hood during night time.

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    And have a look at this too:
    http://www.photofocus.com/zine7/hoods.html

    anyway, you might be surprise how much flare an inappropriately positioned streetlamp might cause.

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    a hood is also used to protect the first element of the lens, or the expensive B+W filter... also acts as a very interesting position for decorative stickers...



    Picture from www.sportsshooter.com

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    Default Use of Lens Hoods

    Lens hoods can also offer limited protection against rain, water, dust particles. They also protect the lens element from people bumping onto them and damages if the lens hit a hard surface, eg lens swinging into wall.

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