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    Hello there,

    I would like to ask, as if I buy a hood for my 18-55mm, is there any differences in the picture quality? Should I buy it or not? Any suggestion?

    Thank you,
    ShafiqHanafi

  • #2
    Re: Suggestion on Hood Usage

    A hood prevents flare... and can offer protection for your lens.. I have mine on all the time if anything for protection purpose because I don't like using a filter... Its good practice... It definitely doesn't make pictures any worse....
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    • #3
      Re: Suggestion on Hood Usage

      Originally posted by edwardkkg View Post
      A hood prevents flare... and can offer protection for your lens.. I have mine on all the time if anything for protection purpose because I don't like using a filter... Its good practice... It definitely doesn't make pictures any worse....
      Hood for 18-55mm is too shallow for protection
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      • #4
        Re: Suggestion on Hood Usage

        Originally posted by backpacker View Post
        Hood for 18-55mm is too shallow for protection
        That makes me think twice to buy it... hurm...

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        • #5
          Re: Suggestion on Hood Usage

          Have you seen the 18-55 hood yet? Compare to 24-70 2.8 hood. That will block flares. Or you can consider a 3rd party rubber hood that can extand quite big
          Photography is a never ending journey..

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          • #6
            Re: Suggestion on Hood Usage

            Anything that aids photography is worth having. That's why most manufacturers supply them with their lens.

            You spend thousands onthe lens then you should get the shade for a couple of hundreds. Remember the phrase the strength of a chain is in its weakest link! This is true for any system.

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            • #7
              Re: Suggestion on Hood Usage

              Hood is very useful for outdoor shooting.
              Indoor with flash will be a disaster. Anyhow, no harm getting one as it's not that expensive.
              3rd party 18-55 hood cost about MYR 30-40+ only.

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              • #8
                Re: Suggestion on Hood Usage

                Originally posted by Adrian_Loo View Post
                Have you seen the 18-55 hood yet? Compare to 24-70 2.8 hood. That will block flares. Or you can consider a 3rd party rubber hood that can extand quite big
                how much does it cost?

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                • #9
                  Re: Suggestion on Hood Usage

                  Originally posted by SHARCS View Post
                  how much does it cost?
                  About 30-40MYR
                  U can get in most camera shop
                  Photography is a never ending journey..

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                  • #10
                    Re: Suggestion on Hood Usage

                    I can't even remember how many times a hood has saved my lens from knocking into something and bruising them....so yes you should definitely get them to improve pictures you take outdoors and have the added benefit of protection for your lens.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Suggestion on Hood Usage

                      Originally posted by edwardkkg View Post
                      A hood prevents flare... and can offer protection for your lens.. I have mine on all the time if anything for protection purpose because I don't like using a filter... Its good practice... It definitely doesn't make pictures any worse....



















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                      • #12
                        Re: Suggestion on Hood Usage

                        I always do have my hood on, even my kit lens

                        I do personally think that hood is very useful, as what all bro's mention in here, during outdoor shoot, especially in a sunny day.. It does help blocks sun flare and another piece of advice, maybe u can try a filter to go with that?

                        But then again, I quite not understand why shooting with hood on lens indoor with flash is a no go option?

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