Lens hoods, a circular piece of plastic, that mounts to the front of a camera lens.
To me, a lens hood was an expensive piece of plastic. To the knowledgeable, a lens hood serves an important purpose.
For years, I found it difficult to understand the value of a lens hood. I could not justify spending an extra $40 on a piece of plastic. But nevertheless, as time went on, I decided to give these expensive pieces of plastic a try.
Today I can not imagine myself not using a lens hood. From stopping glare to protecting the glass of my lenses, lens hoods have become a staple in my photography bag.
In this article, I will explain the pros and cons of using a lens hood and the reason I began using these expensive pieces of plastic.Continue reading