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Posted: 9/30/2005 11:11:51 AM EDT
What's the point of the lens hood? My D70 kit lens came with one, but I don't know what it's purpose is. I've been shooting without it, am I missing something about its use?
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 11:13:06 AM EDT
I'm guessing to reduce/eliminate glare from the side?
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 11:14:09 AM EDT
It acts as a visor to prevent lens flare. If you are shooting without it and the sun is not at your rear, there is a chance the light will flare up in your lens, thus messing up your picture.

Wide angle lenses are especially prone to this.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 11:14:25 AM EDT

Originally Posted By nationwide:
I'm guessing to reduce/eliminate glare from the side?



It looks like it's a petal shape, with four pieces that stick out.

Does it have any adverse effect on shots taken without any flare coming in?
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 11:15:31 AM EDT
One specific to the lens will reduce glare. It's also cheap insurance if and when you drop the camera. The canon ones are pretty strong plastic and absorb a lot of energy, saving the more expensive parts, maybe even the camera if you're lucky.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 11:19:22 AM EDT

Originally Posted By roboman:
Does it have any adverse effect on shots taken without any flare coming in?



Not unless you are using your built-in flash, then it may possibly interfere with the flash, ie giving you a big black shadow at the bottom of your image.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 11:23:11 AM EDT

Originally Posted By The_Alchemist:

Originally Posted By roboman:
Does it have any adverse effect on shots taken without any flare coming in?



Not unless you are using your built-in flash, then it may possibly interfere with the flash, ie giving you a big black shadow at the bottom of your image.



Alrighty then. Guess I'll be shooting with it for now on, unless the flash is needed.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 11:36:58 AM EDT

Originally Posted By roboman:

Originally Posted By The_Alchemist:

Originally Posted By roboman:
Does it have any adverse effect on shots taken without any flare coming in?



Not unless you are using your built-in flash, then it may possibly interfere with the flash, ie giving you a big black shadow at the bottom of your image.



Alrighty then. Guess I'll be shooting with it for now on, unless the flash is needed.



It does tend to block the built-in flash when shooting wide shots. Get the SB-800 speedlight if you can, it is worth the $$$.
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