I always use the lens hood but didn't know if flares or anything like that would be an issue, I guess not!

That's good, whew, I can save some money for a change!

On a side note, I'm retarded and just realized my two lenses were threaded differently the other week. I could've sworn they were the same. But aprently 62mm<67mm.... crazy, I know right?

One time I was able to fit my UV filter on the 70-300 but I think I had it on backwards or something rofl..... it didn't fit quite right.