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    Re: Wide angle lens hood?

    If you mean the commonly available folding rubber lens hoods, yes. They're cheap and compact.
    I often use the dark slide to shade the lens when photographing outside, but I have quite a few wide-angle shots with a dark triangle in an upper corner. Oh well!

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    Re: Wide angle lens hood?

    Hoods can come in handy on bright foggy days -- lots of stray light coming in from all angles. It can be more of a problem than with a sunny day when one is usually more aware of possible light sneaking in from a single source. A darkslide is not as efficient in this case. And with cut corners on the GG, one can see if the hood is blocking any of the image.

    I once had a pattern for making lens hoods, based on focal length...no idea where it went to.
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    Re: Wide angle lens hood?

    I have a Lee Wide Angle Hood and I love it. I agree with Vaughn, you must see if it's blocking something in the image. The compendiums are tricky. Making a hood for every lens based on the focal lenght is a great idea.

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    Re: Wide angle lens hood?

    Which camera?

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    Re: Wide angle lens hood?

    I have a Zone VI.
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    Re: Wide angle lens hood?

    Remember that with movements that a normal lens hood may encroach on your image. I only use a lens hood on 4x5 with a large format 400mm telephoto lens since I never use movements on it.
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    Re: Wide angle lens hood?

    I want to thank everyone for their help. When a person is introducing themself, I always say how smart and helpful this group is, I really mean it.
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    Re: Wide angle lens hood?

    Anybody here use a "French Flag" ? Common in the cinema biz, seems as though it would be good for LF.

    https://www.filmtools.com/cameradept...e-compact.html

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    Re: Wide angle lens hood?

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Woodbury View Post
    Anybody here use a "French Flag" ? Common in the cinema biz, seems as though it would be good for LF.

    https://www.filmtools.com/cameradept...e-compact.html
    I have one but don't use it much because it is inconvenient to carry and a dark slide hand held works just as well without transmitting vibration to the camera.
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    Re: Wide angle lens hood?

    Yep, i use a French Flag. The arm is provided by Ebony and you can use either the ground-glass protector or the dark slide.

    It attaches to an accessory shoe on either the front or rear standard.

    Mike

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