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Old 18-09-2008, 20:39   #2 (permalink)
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Re: using hoods

Basically, if the sun (or a strong source of light) is anywhere in front of you, a lens hood can help to prevent flare caused by unwanted light entering the lens.

With very wide angle lenses this can be a little tricky, as the field of view means that the hood can only be a few short petals. Hoods are more effective with longer focal length lenses.

They also act as protection to the lens - although some manufacturers charge silly prices for lens hoods, they're still cheaper to replace than a lens if they get a knock.
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