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  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Provo, Utah

    Lens Hood Question

    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?


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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    It looks cool? I honestly have no idea and haven't really had much use of my hood yet.

    D40+Sigma 17-70-2.8-4.5 DC MACRO

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    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.
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  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Brisbane, CA
    Quote Originally Posted by JTL View Post
    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.

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    I could tell you but I wouldn't want you to get all pissy if it's the wrong brand


  5. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    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.
    Small Town Newspaper Oaf

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  6. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    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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