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Old Jan 26, 2005, 9:06 AM   #1
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we got a lens hood with the C-8080 and i was wondering if these are just for show or if they actually do anything, if they do something can someone please tell me what.

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Old Jan 26, 2005, 12:47 PM   #2
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we got a lens hood with the C-8080 and i was wondering if these are just for show or if they actually do anything, if they do something can someone please tell me what.
It's not a stupid question. Many prosumer cameras with 3x and up zoom lenses have relatively poor flare performance. In such cases, using a lens hood can provide considerable help in preventing flare when shooting toward the sun or any bright light source. I discovered this with my first Oly, a d-620L. I now keep a Hama lens hood on my Oly c-755 at all times except when carrying it in my pocket on mountain walks. I don't know about the 8080, but if it's provided with the camera, it probably means the mfg considers it advantageous.
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Old Jan 26, 2005, 1:50 PM   #3
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thanks i'll keep that in mind and try afew shots with and with out tomorrow
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Old Jan 29, 2005, 5:14 PM   #4
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Apart from macro and using the flash you should always use a lens hood on the c-8080. I am an ex professional camera user both in video and stills and we never shot without a hood. Think of it this way .......you can't do any harm with it attached but you certainly can without......It certainly is not provided just for show.

Olympus and other manufacturers are providing hoods because more and more professional photographers are using prosumer cameras as a secondry piece of equipment and they demand lens hoods as I've already mentioned.
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