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Old Aug 25, 2008, 12:15 PM   #1
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Ken Rockwell stated that he never uses the lens hood on this lens, as in his opinion he has seen too many lenses damaged through having the hood in place.

What is the concensus of opinion on this? as going along this line I keep on getting my fingers creeping in to the top of my pictures asI try to shade the lens against the Sun. Trouble is I dont notice my fingers when taking the shot, as I am looking more at the subject. I crop or clone them out so it's no big deal. I just wonder how many of you out there have damagedyour lenses or cameras as a result of having the hood on.I certainly never damaged any of my lenses on my old film cameras but thought I would be on the safe side, incase the VR lenses are more fragile...

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Old Aug 25, 2008, 1:52 PM   #2
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I've never heard of a lens being damaged by having the hood on. If anything the hood will protect a lens from falling, as the hood will hit before the front element.

Unless I'm indoors, I always shoot with the hood on.
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Old Aug 25, 2008, 3:31 PM   #3
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My lenshood goes on as soon as my D60 comes out of the bag (inside or outside).

I'd sooner break a $15.00 lens hood than a piece of glass.

btw: I have never broken either (knock on wood)
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Old Aug 25, 2008, 4:39 PM   #4
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I think Ken Rockwells idea is, that as the hood sticks out it is more likely to get hit Thereby gettig a hit that may well damage the lens .
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Old Aug 29, 2008, 10:12 PM   #5
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Lens hood for outdoor shooting is generally a good idea. However, I typically don't use a lens hood for indoor shots, since I need all the available light I can get.
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Old Aug 30, 2008, 2:14 AM   #6
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I have this lens. The area where the lens hood connects to the lens is the most fragile union I've ever seen. It is extra thin and will be the first thing to break. I've broken one already. The sad thing is I did not bump the lens, It was in my camera bag when it happened!
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Old Aug 30, 2008, 7:57 AM   #7
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Bursie wrote:
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I have this lens. The area where the lens hood connects to the lens is the most fragile union I've ever seen. It is extra thin and will be the first thing to break. I've broken one already. The sad thing is I did not bump the lens, It was in my camera bag when it happened!
This may be what Ken Rockwell was concerned about. Good infomation. Thanks.
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