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    leica lens hoods

    why is leica so big on lens hoods?

    i know some people like them for lens protection rather then a uv filter and i know they prevent flare but how come they are so standard issue with leica?

    is it like their trademark?

    just wondering.

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    Re: leica lens hoods

    Well, I'm not sure of the right answer but I always use mine. I prefer not to use a UV filter.
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    Re: leica lens hoods

    Have you ever seen pictures or videos of cinematography cameras used in major motion pictures without lens hoods?

    It turns out lens hoods reduce flare. Flare reduces image quality. Leica and everybody else are big on lens hoods because they want to get the most out of their lenses.

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    Re: leica lens hoods

    Some Leica hoods could be smaller for sure. That of the 21/2.8 or the 28/2 for instance. But the latter can be replaced by the previous 35/1.4 hood with no vignetting issue. Another problem is the small size of some buit-in hoods (50/2, 50/1.4, 75/2, 90/2...). They are almost useless per se and become totally so with a filter on.

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    Re: leica lens hoods

    leica hoods are too puny compared with those canikon hoods lol...i find no flare issue with my 35 cron without using a hood.

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