View Full Version : lens hood

01-15-2010, 02:30 PM
I am new to dslr. I have a Canon T1i. I was wondering about the hood that comes with the zoom lens. Do I keep it on all the time I take pictures? Also is there a certain way it should be on the lens, like the part that sticks out the most on the top?

01-15-2010, 05:27 PM
AS long as it does not interfere with the flash, keep it on. It may help and shouldn't hurt. Yes, "the part that sticks out the most" goes on top.

Dread Pirate Roberts
01-20-2010, 06:33 AM
Protects the glass elements from bumps and increases contrast in your pictures by reducing light coming in from the side and shining directly on the glass.