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

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Subject: [Leica] Re: To hood or not to hood
From: Jim Brick <>
Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2001 08:40:58 -0700
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It is a very well known, and documented fact that a hood increases contrast
by reducing flare caused by subject light (any light, not just a light
source) hitting the front lens element outside of the framed photograph.
This is extremely important if you have a filter on because filters are not
coated nearly as well as the front element of your lens.

Use a hood.


At 06:44 AM 4/27/01 -0700, Tristan Tom 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...
>Tristan Tom