Do you shoot with hood for macro lens?


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Wondering if the sigma 105mm and tamron 90mm flare easily such that the hood is necessary? I know the front element for the canon 100 macro is quite near the front and therefore is more prone to flare.
 

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Any one? Esp those with the sigma 105mm? I am thinking of getting one 2nd hand but the seller lost the hoold. Do you really need the hood?

Thanks in advance for any advice
 

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always use a hood whenever possible. where it is not practical, you may consider using a black cardboard of desired size to act as a flag to 'block' stray lights into the lens.
 

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thanks reachme. I'm just wondering if the sigma 105mm lens in particular really require hood to shoot? Does it have any flare issue?
 

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Hood reduces flare, protects your lenses from knocks/bumps/itchy fingers. Use it whenever you can, unless your equipment is company sponsored (like press) and equipment care is not a priority
 

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someone just informed me that there is no hood for the non-DG version of Sigma 105mm (only for the newer DG version). No wonder the seller can't find it.
 

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cannot comment, never use this lens before.

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thanks reachme. I'm just wondering if the sigma 105mm lens in particular really require hood to shoot? Does it have any flare issue?
 

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code said:
someone just informed me that there is no hood for the non-DG version of Sigma 105mm (only for the newer DG version). No wonder the seller can't find it.
I've the EX series sigma AF 105MM macro, the hood is screw-on type(metal). The front element is recessed into the body so if you are not using UV filter or whatever filters on it, the hood is not necessary. For me, I put on a UV filter so have to use the screw-on hood.
 

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code said:
Wondering if the sigma 105mm and tamron 90mm flare easily such that the hood is necessary? I know the front element for the canon 100 macro is quite near the front and therefore is more prone to flare.
i don't use a hood for 90mm tamron..it's not that i don't care about my equip, just that the hood is so big that sometimes it blocks out the light when you need to get close for macro shots..
 

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code said:
someone just informed me that there is no hood for the non-DG version of Sigma 105mm (only for the newer DG version). No wonder the seller can't find it.
Nevermind about the hood, I think your sigma macro lens front element usually deep in and not like those normal lenses where their front elements are right in front.
 

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