Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/04/27

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Subject: Re: [Leica] To hood or not to hood
From: Johnny Deadman <>
Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2001 10:13:59 -0400

on 4/27/01 9:44 AM, Tristan Tom at Tristan@TristanTom.COM wrote:

> i have the 35 summicron f2 and recently got a hood for it. my problem
> is that the hood protrudes too much and makes the camera too big and
> more noticeable.
> is a hood really going to make a big difference? I'm thinking about
> foregoing the hood...

totally depends on the light. If you have bright light sources out of frame
that are shining directly onto the lens front element (eg sun, bright sky,
lights at night, the presence of the almighty, that kind of thing) then a
lens hood makes a big difference, especially with a wide fast lens. If not,
it doesn't.
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John Brownlow