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12-14-2010, 11:53 AM   #1
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Lens Hood and External Flash

I know I shouldn't use the lens hood when I'm using the built-in flash on my K-7. But, should I use the hood whenever I'm using external flash?

12-14-2010, 12:09 PM   #2
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Personally, I don't use a hood with external flash and can't see why you would need to,(in most cases).

I think it boils down to your own choice. Try both options, experiment and make a decision best suited to your desired results.
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There is no discernible difference in results with or without a hood when using flash, except for trying to control the stray light coming in from elsewhere from the side of the lens and causing flare.
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Thanks for the replies. I suppose, as suggested in some other threads, the hood might provide some lens protection.

12-14-2010, 01:48 PM   #5
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I keep the hood on, unless it gets in the way of the flash, which is seldom, and only seems to happen with close focus using long lenses.

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