View Full Version : Lens Hood Question
08-07-2008, 06:58 AM
I've been noticing, mostly news photographers, using a lens hood indoors and with a flash. I thought that the hood was for bright, glaring light, like you would get outside, to reduce lens flare. Is there some purpose for the lens hood inside?
08-07-2008, 08:03 AM
It looks cool? I honestly have no idea and haven't really had much use of my hood yet.
A very strong indoor light source can also produce lens flare...but that's rare. Having one on when using flash can increase the chance of a shadow in the shot, depending on the position of the flash. But I would imagine that most shooters who use them indoors just leave the hood on for protection.
08-07-2008, 09:48 AM
I would imagine that most shooters who use them indoors just leave the hood on for protection.
That's why I do it. Especially in crowds.
08-07-2008, 11:15 AM
Protection, expecially when dropped. Better to explode a 25 dollar lens hood than a $1600 lens.
Also it makes you look cool. My HB-17 hood on the end of my 80-200 looks like its going to attack. I love it.
08-09-2008, 08:26 AM
I use it for protection. It is on all of the time. Why? I can set the camera down, bump into something, whatever, and the lens never touches anything. Priceless.
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