What's a hood used for?


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ernie1984

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hi..i'm wondering whats a hood used for?? will it hav really any obvious effect on the pictures taken? juz wondering.. thanks for answering my questions =)
 

fengwei

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Hi guys

hi..i'm wondering whats a hood used for?? will it hav really any obvious effect on the pictures taken? juz wondering.. thanks for answering my questions =)
A hood can be used to:
1. reduce/avoid the chance of flare
2. increase contrast
3. protect the front element

A rigid and proper hood should be used for every lens (even a cheap normal lens) - that's my experience.

Cheers,
 

slooow

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hood? bluff people one lah
no use... make the lense look huge and powerful only

hahaha





read this here
 

Zaknafein

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A hood can be used to:
1. reduce/avoid the chance of flare
2. increase contrast
3. protect the front element

A rigid and proper hood should be used for every lens (even a cheap normal lens) - that's my experience.

Cheers,
hood can increase contrast?? :bigeyes:
how does hood increase contrast i dun get it... :confused: pls enlighten me, thanks :)
 

fireframe

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hood can increase contrast?? :bigeyes:
how does hood increase contrast i dun get it... :confused: pls enlighten me, thanks :)
See the link in #4 regarding the effect of veiling glare.
 

fengwei

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hood can increase contrast?? :bigeyes:
how does hood increase contrast i dun get it... :confused: pls enlighten me, thanks :)
Other than slooow posted above, you can also check here:

http://photo.net/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg?msg_id=006iQs&tag=

For a cropped digital SLR camera, a deeper and smaller hood would be better than the original matching hood (which was designed for 35mm film SLR camera) :)

Anyone Canon user looking for a good hood for your 50/1.4 EF lens? I got one at the b&s forum ;)

Cheers,
 

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