Just putting all my lenses into a new camera case, it dawned on me how much extra space the lens hoods take up.
I cannot find a thread on this, so thought I would ask others views:
- an obsolete throwback to simpler times to be left in original packaging?
- an essential item to be carried at all times?
Or maybe something else.
Being a photographer is a lot like being a Christian: Some people look at you funny but do not see the amazing beauty all around them - heartyfisher.
You won't get that if you leave the hood off.
With the 18-140 you don't even get a hood so its either $$$$ or modify one.
On my old sigma 17-35mm I made a hood with three petals cutting one off so the flash did not hit it !!
On my now sold Sigma 150-500 I had a $10 canon hood ET86 which had the lathe treatment ...new unused original sold with the lens.
So yes I use a hood as my cameras swing from a harness at weddings and it gives some bump/rain protection
Once more, @Pistnbroke displays 'outside the box' thinking LOL! I like it.
To put it simply, the hood can reduce the chance of odd colour casts in your image due to stray light bouncing off other objects, whether they be above, to the side or below you.
As for Mr.Trump, lets just say the American's can keep that nut for themselves.
So if the lens or UV are 72mm buy a 72-77mm step up ring and fit that ...hood cannot fall off ..under $5 on ebay cheaper than $50 for some hoods
Before reflexively deciding, I'd recommend looking at your own lenses that extend when zoomed and see for yourself. I used to think the hood provided safety, now I use a Sigma ceramic filter instead. Since I stopped using these hoods, I really enjoy not carrying and fussing with them (the wide petal ones). I haven't noticed any denigration in images either.
AIS - 20/4, 28/2.8, 50/2, 55/2.8 (stuck blades), 85/2, 105/2.5, 200/4
Misc. - 500/8 reflex - last version (love the 1:2.5)
DX- 10-24, 10.5/2.8 Fish, 16-85VR, 35/1.8
FX - 16-35/4, 20/1.8G, 24-85VR, 28/1.8G, 50/1.8G, 60/2.8G, 70-200/4, 70-300VR, 85/1.8G, 105/2.8VR, 200/4 Macro, 200-500VR, 300/4 AF-S
TC1.4II and TC2.0III
Samyang 14/2.8, Zeiss 50/2 and100/2, Arax 80/2.8TS
Standard Kit - 20/1.8G, 24-85VR and 70-200/4
Most often used - (other than standard kit) - 200/4 macro, Zeiss 100/2, 200-500VR
Least used and liked - 28/1.8G, 85/1.8G, Zeiss 50, Arax 80/2.8TS
Least used and disliked - 16-35/4VR, 105/2.8VR
Each lens has its hood which stays on 24/7 . If its prone to rotate on its own a small blob of easily removed black silicone stops that.
I tend to be a one lens one body man thought I do carry a spare ( in the car..no bags)
I left off my equipment list until Spraynpray sorts out the signature problems ( ???)