Do pros use lens caps?

Do pros use lens caps?

A pro is a pro because he’s in this to make a profit, not to buy more gear. Pros work too fast for lens caps. They use protective filters, and then usually just throw their filtered lenses in their bag. It takes too long to fiddle with lens caps, which lead to lost photos.

What is the purpose of a lens cap?

A lens cover or lens cap provides protection from scratches and minor collisions for camera and camcorder lenses. Lens covers come standard with most cameras and lenses.

Do I need a rear lens cap?

A snap-on lens cap fits inside the filter ring of the lens and must fit the lens size exactly to snap into place—it is sized to the same diameter of your filter ring diameter. If you do not plan on changing your lenses, a rear lens cap might not be necessary, since that rear element will never be exposed.

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Does a lens hood reduce light?

A lens hood is designed so that it does not block the angle of view of the lens. Lens hoods block the Sun or other light source(s) to prevent glare and lens flare.

Should I use a lens hood indoors?

A lens hood will stop stray light from entering the lense and washing out the picture. If you are indoors and don’t have strong light source shining stray light into the lens it won’t really make a differnce. However it will still protect the lens and shooting with the lens hood on all the time is a good habit to have.

Should I use a lens hood at night?

The fact is that a lens hood should live on your lens. The purpose of a lens hood is to create a shadow on the lens to prevent lens flare from stray light, mostly caused by the sun. However, the hood should also be used at night due to street lights or other point source lights.

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When should you use a camera lens hood?

You should have a lens hood on all the time. Even when you’re inside or at night you could get stray light going over the front of your lens which will reduce the contrast of your image. Another bonus in using a lens hood is that it will protect the front of your lens.

Are all rear lens caps the same?

The rear cap for lenses made for EOS SLRs are all the same. Whether for EF, EF-S, TS-E, MP-E, tele-extender, extention tube, or Sigma/Tamron/Tokina.

Do UV filters cause lens flare?

UV filters are a common cause of lens flare, and while some really well-designed filters may not always create this issue, cheap filters and lights in the frame rarely mix well. Lenses are designed without filters, so they will theoretically function at their peak potential without one.

Do I need a lens hood indoors?