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Offline Robert McDonald

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Lens Hood
« on: January 10, 2022, 07:41:00 AM »
While a lens hood can provide protection from incidental light, or even act as a lens guard, I strongly advise removing the hood when conditions allow. Variable length lens can yield a useless shot with an annoying shadow. See examples attached.

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Answer you own question by taking test shots, as I just did. Better to learn for yourself.
« Last Edit: January 10, 2022, 07:47:29 AM by Robert McDonald »

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Re: Lens Hood
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2022, 10:01:52 AM »
I strongly advise removing the hood when conditions allow. Variable length lens can yield a useless shot with an annoying shadow. See examples attached.

That shadow is due to using an on-camera flash shooting from behind the lens hood.
That's not something that's likely to affect too many ship photographers.
Don't use an on-camera flash with a large lens hood.

Offline pieter melissen

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Re: Lens Hood
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2022, 10:56:02 AM »
on top of that a lens hood will hamper the turning of the polarizer, a must for ship spotters.   

 

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