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Re: Does anyone use the lens hood on their 35/1.4L? Or any other lens?
« Reply #15 on: April 19, 2012, 10:32:30 AM »
Always, if my lens is on the camera the lens hood is fitted, day or night (in the correct way, not reversed) always use Hoya HD filters as well...
I live in a busy city, the lens hood has taken quite a few knocks, seems to work as a nice buffer...also it is generally 90-95% sunny all year here, generally a harsh sunlight.
I always use clear UV filters, I'm not sure what it is, but almost everyday (after shooting) I have to clean off a flim of something/whatever, I assume it's due to the humidity and standard city dust/pollution.
I figure in the long run it is safer to be able to replace a filter than a front element..

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Re: Does anyone use the lens hood on their 35/1.4L? Or any other lens?
« Reply #15 on: April 19, 2012, 10:32:30 AM »

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Re: Does anyone use the lens hood on their 35/1.4L? Or any other lens?
« Reply #16 on: April 19, 2012, 11:10:27 AM »
Why not? I mean it sure increases your coolness to lvl 99. 8)

On the serious note, I use the hood on 200mm/2.8. It's a telephoto lens which, I suppose, is less prone to flare so I use it mostly for physical protection. Back then, I used my Pop's old Sigma 28-200 with and without the provided hood (it's a diminutive one, I assure you). The difference in IQ? Dusk and night. HTH.
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Re: Does anyone use the lens hood on their 35/1.4L? Or any other lens?
« Reply #17 on: April 19, 2012, 11:16:29 AM »
I just did several quick tests (bright daylight) with a 24-70L MKI on a Canon 7D, with and without the lens hood it came with.  Image quality appears identical viewing on the back of the camera fully zoomed in.  The frames both have the same exposure, so the hood isn't degrading IQ at all, but this lens also isn't getting any stray light that is fading the picture without the hood.  Sharpness looked identical in both pictures.  Seems more for protection and to eliminate harsh (halo like) flare?  I think I'll continue on without it.

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Re: Does anyone use the lens hood on their 35/1.4L? Or any other lens?
« Reply #18 on: April 19, 2012, 11:28:35 AM »
Hoods can be useful if the sun is just outside the frame.  I usually use them if I'm ouside.  I was shooting inside and moved outside without the hood and got a couple washed out pics.  Added the hood, and it helped a lot with contrast.

I see that nearly everyone here agrees that hoods should be used at all times, but what happens when using a CP or a filter with a step up ring?  Do you get NDs for all filter sizes for your lenses?  Do they interfere with hoods?

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Re: Does anyone use the lens hood on their 35/1.4L? Or any other lens?
« Reply #19 on: April 19, 2012, 12:14:11 PM »
I see that nearly everyone here agrees that hoods should be used at all times, but what happens when using a CP or a filter with a step up ring?  Do you get NDs for all filter sizes for your lenses?  Do they interfere with hoods?

I have started using screw-on hoods so I can just put them on outside the filter.  Still playing with the method but seems to work pretty well so far.

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« Reply #20 on: April 19, 2012, 04:01:29 PM »
I always use the hood, even just for the physical protection. 
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Re: Does anyone use the lens hood on their 35/1.4L? Or any other lens?
« Reply #21 on: April 19, 2012, 05:55:00 PM »
I always use the hood, even just for the physical protection.

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« Reply #22 on: April 19, 2012, 06:05:00 PM »
Always use my hoods... the noble sacrifice of my 70-200's hood protected the front element from a fall nose-down onto a boulder when it came off a loose strap, and deflected a dodgeball on another occasion.

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Re: Does anyone use the lens hood on their 35/1.4L? Or any other lens?
« Reply #23 on: April 19, 2012, 09:48:45 PM »
Hooded protection always. Better contrast on sunny days too. Helps kill flare. One of my shooters just got a 24-70 and was shooting finishline and didn't think it important to have the hood, well he sat there with his hand above the lens for a long time before i just took mine off and gave it to him since i wasn't fighting the sun like him. It was last may around 10/11am.
I am just saying what everyone else is saying. Use the hood. On filters, You don't put cheap filter glass over the best glass made, its like some kind of sin. :D I don't have filters on my lenses. If you have to have a filter get a brand like B+W filters they are the highest quality German made glass.
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Re: Does anyone use the lens hood on their 35/1.4L? Or any other lens?
« Reply #24 on: April 20, 2012, 08:31:20 AM »
I always use the hood, even just for the physical protection.

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« Reply #25 on: April 21, 2012, 02:07:42 PM »
Always always always use a lens hood. No excuses.

I would even add one more always....

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« Reply #26 on: April 21, 2012, 02:42:40 PM »
....all hoods...all times...

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Re: Does anyone use the lens hood on their 35/1.4L? Or any other lens?
« Reply #27 on: April 23, 2012, 01:36:52 AM »
I'd rather the hood take the damage when moving among crowds. At least replacing the hood is a lot more affordable than replacing the lens.
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Re: Does anyone use the lens hood on their 35/1.4L? Or any other lens?
« Reply #28 on: April 23, 2012, 03:23:34 AM »
Use a hood 100% of the time if you can. Simple as that.
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Re: Does anyone use the lens hood on their 35/1.4L? Or any other lens?
« Reply #29 on: April 26, 2012, 12:20:39 PM »
Yes, Unless i need to use a matte box, Which is just a fancy lens hood. 8)

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« Reply #29 on: April 26, 2012, 12:20:39 PM »