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Offline MattB

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Lens filter vs hood
« on: December 29, 2021, 09:26:12 PM »
Hi Forum,

I'm looking into buying a lens for the camera and noticed on some photography sites they're pushing to sell a lens filter too. If the lens hood reduces flare across the lens due to stray light, why would I need a filter? Seems like overkill to me.


Regards and thanks in advance.

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Re: Lens filter vs hood
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2021, 06:40:44 AM »
A filter won't keep stray light out, but it will provide protection for your front lens element.

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Re: Lens filter vs hood
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2021, 02:30:13 PM »
Many decades ago when I carried a Nikon FE in camera bag, I had

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Re: Lens filter vs hood
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2021, 03:04:35 PM »
Many decades ago when I carried a Nikon FE in camera bag, I had

Offline Paul Finnigan

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Re: Lens filter vs hood
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2021, 02:10:58 AM »
I found hoods show up in the photo around the corners if you use a wide angel lens.As for lens filter for the sake of a couple of dollars there money well spent cheaper to replace a filter than a lens worth hundreds of dollars.     

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Re: Lens filter vs hood
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2021, 09:00:03 AM »
I found hoods show up in the photo around the corners if you use a wide angel lens.As for lens filter for the sake of a couple of dollars there money well spent cheaper to replace a filter than a lens worth hundreds of dollars.     

Paul, Vignetting as you describe can mostly be addressed either with software or reducing the aperture to 9 or higher.

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Re: Lens filter vs hood
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2021, 10:37:54 AM »
Hi Pieter, the hood will show in the photo on a wide angle lens as it happened to me but it was was a film camera.

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Re: Lens filter vs hood
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2021, 12:31:46 PM »
Hi Paul, I am of the stills only...

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Re: Lens filter vs hood
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2021, 07:47:54 PM »
Hi Paul, I am of the stills only...
Hi Pieter my was a still 35mm film camera.

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Re: Lens filter vs hood
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2022, 04:00:28 AM »
Hi Pieter, the hood will show in the photo on a wide angle lens as it happened to me but it was was a film camera.
Film or digital makes no difference.
A lens hood will only show in the corners of the image if the lens hood is the wrong one for the lens.
If you use a lens hood, make sure that it's appropriate for the lens.

 

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