Lens Hood on Telephoto lens?

2 months 3 weeks ago #699822 by Mike McKinnon
If you don't have a lens hood on a telephoto lens, will this impact the contrast in the photos taken with that lens?


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2 months 3 weeks ago #699827 by Nikon Shooter
Contrast and saturation are both affected should
unwanted light sources kiss the front element.

Furthermore, the shade protects your lens.

Light is free… capturing it is not!
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2 months 3 weeks ago #700039 by Kenya See
Honestly, I can't think of a time not to use a lens hood.  They protect your lens, and prevent unwanted light from hitting your lens


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2 months 3 weeks ago #700066 by Ozzie_Traveller
G'day Mike

As a fella who loves shooting 'long' rather than 'wide', I had noticed way, way back that all commercial lens hoods for zoom lenses were set for the 'wide' end of the zoom, not the 'long' end of the zoom

Consequently I was getting lens flare quite often when shooting very close into the sun but without having the sun in the frame.  So I made my own 'super-long' lens hood from a plastic beaker, heavily sanded internally to roughen its surface, spray painted with blackboard paint and with its bum cut out and a step-up ring epoxy glued into the base. 

This hood is about 200mm long
and used for 300mm to 800mm stuff
Make: Panasonic
Model: DMC-FZ35
ISO: 200
Aperture: f/3.4
Shutter speed: 1/50 sec
Captured: Tue, 28 Jun 2011 8:26am


However there are regrettably times when I am without a lens hood ... or the existing hood just does not cover things - so I create my own on-the-spot.  Here I show how it's done
No lens hood ....
Make: FUJIFILM
Model: X-S1
ISO: 200
Aperture: f/4.5
Shutter speed: 1/550 sec
Captured: Wed, 11 Apr 2012 16:52pm


The human temporary lens hood ...
Make: FUJIFILM
Model: X-S1
ISO: 200
Aperture: f/4.5
Shutter speed: 1/600 sec
Captured: Wed, 11 Apr 2012 16:52pm


Obviously in use the fingers are raised out of frame, but shown here for effect

Hope this helps
Phil from the great land Downunder


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2 months 2 weeks ago #700162 by EOS_Fan
Dude, ALWAYS have a lens hood on your lens.  Talking from experience, it's a life saver for your lens!  


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