Lens Hood - scare people?

Do you avoid using lens hood to avoid drawing attention?


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My D90 + 17-55 + Hood make me look like walkaround Darth Vader.

Hood is usually not condusive to street photography because it makes the camera look very invasive.

Do you find yourself doing without a hood?

Don't you think got filter is enough to protect lens?
 

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Lens hoods make lenses look better; 85mm f1.2 looks like a stumpy cannonball without the hood :)
 

2ichigo2

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My purpose of putting on the hood not only to prevent flare and also to further protect my lens.
So the hood is always on and lens cap is always off.
 

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For me,to prevent dust frm entering my lens??? Do i make sense :dunno:??? cos when u zoom in n out,im afraid d dust could enter through d barrel... Hahaha :bsmilie::bsmilie::bsmilie: jus me n my crazy thought...
 

yc2005

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For me,to prevent dust frm entering my lens??? Do i make sense :dunno:??? cos when u zoom in n out,im afraid d dust could enter through d barrel... Hahaha :bsmilie::bsmilie::bsmilie: jus me n my crazy thought...
No it doesnt prevent dust from being sucked in... It only serve to reduce the chances of flare and to protect the front from knocks
 

Diavonex

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The extension tube provide good grip for small camera.

 

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Legoz

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My D90 + 17-55 + Hood make me look like walkaround Darth Vader.

Hood is usually not condusive to street photography because it makes the camera look very invasive.

Do you find yourself doing without a hood?

Don't you think got filter is enough to protect lens?
I think my camera and i look very pro with the hood on.
And the comparison with darth vader is based on?

Regards
 

Numnumball

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Hood apart from reducing flare, primary purpose to me is still to provide the lens and any contact with the front elements, though filter still on
 

IsenGrim

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hoods prevent flare.
cushioned my lens when i dropped it.
adds a layer of protection when dealing with kids who want to touch your gear.

thats all to lens hood. couldn't care less how i looked with or w/o it....
 

Zeisser

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cushioned my lens when i dropped it.


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This is a very naive perception that a lens hood will 'cushion' your precious
lens when you dropped it..heaven forbid the lens will be damaged certainly.So be careful
not to drop or you'll sob.
 

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soons

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lens hood purpose is to prevent flare..:)
Not only that, when people knock to the lens in a crowd, they wil knock the lens hood before touching the front element.
 

JW73

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My Hood save my lens from damage. It can absorb the shock when dropped. Not joking.
The lens was on a mark 2 when I get out of the car, i forgotten the neck strap was not on my neck. It landed on the cement floor on the carpark, luckily the lens hood hit first. I tot my lens was gone. Luckily, just the hood has deep scratches.

James:)
 

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madmartian

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Some people label photographers with DSLR and a lens hood as "pros".
So they siam when they see us.

Don't is scared or what? :dunno:
They 'siam' coz they are afraid that that might kena 'hood'. Haha ;p
For me, the hood is good coz it takes the 1st knock rather than the lens hitting something hard. Of course I'm talking about the metal ones & not the rubber ones.
 

giantcanopy

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Hood is usually not condusive to street photography because it makes the camera look very invasive.
Actually without hood the slr and the lens still looks "invasive"

i dun hood i dun use filters

ryan
 

aspenx

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I ALWAYS use hoods. Don't think I look anything like Darth Vader cos of them though. :s
 

night86mare

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when i do street i don't hood. only when there is chance of flare, i.e. side lighting, in landscapes, then i hood.
 

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