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| p.2 #1 · Anyone use their 300mm 2.8 without a hood outdoors? |
Nine times out of ten I leave the lens hood in the case. Most of the time I've not seen a difference optically with or without the hood. It does offer a bit of protection to the front of the lens, but then so do lens caps and I threw most of the front caps to my lenses away (really they're in a box in the cabinet).
As a working photojournalist I try to slim down my gear as much as possible when I have to hump it all day long. When running and gunning with a couple of cameras around...Show more →
Thanks for the feedback. It is funny- looking at the 300 2.8 sitting here without a hood it looks so small...I realize "small" is relative, but I would agree that while leaving the hood at home wouldn't affect weight all that much, it'd be one less thing to pack.