use of a lens hood


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socrates

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Ignorant question but what is the function of a lens hood. how does it affect the pciture taken? Thanks.
 

ortega

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the lens hood is used to block light from hitting the front element of your lens
if the light hits the front element of your lens
you will get lens flare
 

Raptor1

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Just don't try to take macro pictures (namely with insects) with lense hood on. I did it with my 50mm macro, and in the end, my pictures came out all black as the hood covered my subject, and "sheltered" it from any avaliable light source, including my flash :S
 

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Raptor1 said:
Just don't try to take macro pictures (namely with insects) with lense hood on. I did it with my 50mm macro, and in the end, my pictures came out all black as the hood covered my subject, and "sheltered" it from any avaliable light source, including my flash :S
Then you should have been able to see that the subject is void of any available light when you look through the VF right...
 

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Then you should have been able to see that the subject is void of any available light when you look through the VF right...
Not really, as the subject could still be seen through the viewfinder.
 

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Raptor1 said:
Not really, as the subject could still be seen through the viewfinder.
Now that's a bit weird. you stated that "my pictures came out all black as the hood covered my subject, and "sheltered" it from any avaliable light source, including my flash". This meant that the subject is in total darkness, and you shouldn't be seeing anything thru the VF
 

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