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02-24-2010, 08:20 AM   #61
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QuoteOriginally posted by Rondec Quote
As Marc says, there are times when a hood is important and there are times when it isn't. I don't find the 70 terribly prone to flare, but if you shoot right into the sun it will do so. I have mine screwed on all of the time and then use a 43mm plastic squeeze cap on the end of it. I am just paranoid about losing the metal lens caps that come with the limiteds...
Thank you. That was an answer to the question I intended, i.e., is this lens particularly prone to flare? Frankly over the years, I have found relatively few situations where most of my SMC lenses really needed a hood. I tend to use my hand. This hood in particular is odd in that it is as long as the lens, narrow and does not retract into the lens body like the FA77.

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fa 35 f2 is smaller

i want a da 70mm though

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