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Lens Hoods: Why, When, and How to Use Them (Video)

You can also watch this video on YouTube: Lens Hoods (aka Lens Shades)

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  1. Teri says:

    Thanks Phil Your videos and tutorials are always so common sense! Love it I always look forward to something from you!

  2. Jerzy Licki says:

    Hi Phil you have kind of “gift”to be tutor ,even my english is not to good I understand you very well ,I learned a lot from your video ,also you give us a lot of common advise
    generaly about photography.Keep this way.

  3. Paul says:

    Good video. Very well explained. Thanks for the tip on carrying the lens hood.

  4. Tessa says:

    Thanks for sharing your knowledge and talent. I’m having lots of fun learning from you!

  5. Colleen says:

    Thanks Phil, loved the video, great, easy to understand explanations!

  6. Vic Yeomans says:

    Keep them coming Phil, your tips are priceless

  7. Jancan says:

    So glad I finally had some free time! The lens hood video was just what I needed to hear about. Have asked other photographers and they shrug! I take a lot of media close ups. Thanks Phil, your advice is top notch.

  8. David says:

    Thanks so much. It’s funny, I have been watching some of your training videos and had this very question, about lens hoods, come up last night.

    It is great you share so much great info for free, and your courses are so reasonable.

    Excellent as usual.

  9. Theeb says:

    I can tell you that the Sigma 50mm f:1.4 is the best lens I have ever seen, and I think it is an excellent chcoie for this test.I’ve been taking pictures for an artist using my Canon mount version of the lens on my Canon EOS 30D, and the clarity is wonderful.I’ve ordered the new 85mm f:1.4 for my Sigma SD15 and I hope it is the equal of the 50mm f:1.4 in terms of clarity.Regarding availability, I have had the 17-50 f:2.8 DC OS Sigma mount lens on order since August 2010 and they tell me it might ship at the end of this month (December). I would not be a bit surprised to see the SD1 suffer a similar delay. Maybe it will be in the marketplace by the end of 2011 (for ordinary people like me to get).Disclaimer: SD15 does all I need, so I don’t have plans to buy SD1.

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