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    Anyone use a hat?

    Anyone use a hat instead of or as well as a lens hood/shade? or is it just me?

    Mine's wide brimmed and made of straw.

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    Re: Anyone use a hat?

    I'd say it was just you, but I know that wouldn't be the truth. So let me say... not me.

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    Re: Anyone use a hat?

    I use a hat because I have never been willing to shell out enough money to buy a lens shade. A lens shade would be better but then it would also make changing lenses more of an ordeal.

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    Re: Anyone use a hat?

    A black felt hat I hope.

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    Re: Anyone use a hat?

    Sure, a hat, a film holder slide...
    May tomorrow be a better day.

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    Re: Anyone use a hat?

    I might use a hat.........as the shutter, not a shade.

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    Re: Anyone use a hat?

    I have a Tilley. It works great as both a head-shade as well as a lens-shade.

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    Re: Anyone use a hat?

    I use a brown Pendleton fedora. I find it gives a better bite in the shadows with more smooth highlight gradations that a Tilley.
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    Re: Anyone use a hat?

    Hats, dark slides, hands, whatever, are fine for keeping direct sunlight from striking the lens. They're not so fine when the light is diffuse. For that you need a compendium shade.
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    Re: Anyone use a hat?

    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Ellis View Post
    Hats, dark slides, hands, whatever, are fine for keeping direct sunlight from striking the lens. They're not so fine when the light is diffuse. For that you need a compendium shade.
    Couldn't you poke a hole in the top of the hat and use it like a compendium?
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