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| Re: Manual Focus Nikon Glass |
Wow, after a busy week , I have 5 days delayed reading of our thread.
While reading, I can\'t resist to throw on here a little bit of NMFAS virus
this is an excellent lens with an excellent price and with no zoom creep + original hood!!!
what does the original hood do for me?
Peter, IMHO the hood isuseful for at least 2 things:
1) it protects the frontal lens element;
2) in some weird light conditions, it controlls flare and ghosts, also avoiding or minimizing loss of contrast.
This is an illustration with the 50-135mm on a tripod, without vs, with hood (HN-23, similar-sized to the HN-24):
Nikkor-50-135mm-at-135mm-without-x-with-hood by labecoaves, on Flickr
The subject was the Sonnar 105/2.5 P made in 1964.
As today there was no sun here, just rain and many clouds, I used a spotlight pointing against the 50-135 front at a 45º angle from the left. I suppose the sun would deliver a similar result.