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Old 17th February 2019
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"That back-to-front lens hood" - Post yours here.

As mentioned in another thread, users of certain DSLRs seem to not have a clue what a lens hood is there for & often can be seen taking photos outside with it still parked in reverse on their lens.

Here's my first with both having the hood reversed on the lens but the one on the left has the flash up too!?



Cropped from this photo.



At least this person knows what a lens hood is for! Of course, he's an Olympus user!



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Re: "That back-to-front lens hood" - Post yours here.

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Re: "That back-to-front lens hood" - Post yours here.

Interesting Ross, I rarely turn mine round on my 12-100 unless the sun is particularly bright and in front of me. It's so stiff to remove and replace so I don't bother unless I feel it's really needed. I do use it all the time on the 40-150 though, especially as it's so easy to use on that lens.
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Interesting Ross, I rarely turn mine round on my 12-100 unless the sun is particularly bright and in front of me. It's so stiff to remove and replace so I don't bother unless I feel it's really needed. I do use it all the time on the 40-150 though, especially as it's so easy to use on that lens.
I think it's worth the mechanical protection to always use it. While I was using the 12-60 SWD lens I needed to park the hood to fit it in the bag & I would imagine the 12-100 would be similar in that regard too, but it was a habit I got into in fitting the hood as soon as it came out of the bag. BTW, use some pencil lead (graphite) on the hood's contact points to the lens to help with smooth fitting etc. The 12-60 SWD lens really needed it.
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Re: "That back-to-front lens hood" - Post yours here.

Graphite sounds a good idea the fit on the 12-100 is really tight I'll give that a try Ross thanks. Should help on the few days we do actually get bright sunshine
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Re: "That back-to-front lens hood" - Post yours here.

Use 'dry silicone spray'. I spray it onto a tissue and wipe the contact surfaces. It works a treat and avoids the dust from graphite. Also wipe it on to the extending barrel of a zoom lens to avoid sticking and seal displacement.

(I've mentioned this several times before on this site!)

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Use 'dry silicone spray'. I spray it onto a tissue and wipe the contact surfaces. It works a treat and avoids the dust from graphite. Also wipe it on to the extending barrel of a zoom lens to avoid sticking and seal displacement.

(I've mentioned this several times before on this site!)

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...and Iíve started doing it as a result
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Do you guys have a particular brand you'd recommend? There seems to be quite a wide range of sprays that come up when you Google dry silicone spray.
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Re: "That back-to-front lens hood" - Post yours here.

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As mentioned in another thread, users of certain DSLRs seem to not have a clue what a lens hood is there for & often can be seen taking photos outside with it still parked in reverse on their lens.

I have to admit to being guilty of this some times.

I have some camera pouches that fit the 12-100 with it on normally and some they are too short so I turn it around ... then I get forgetful

Interestingly Ian noticed it when we were at Westonbirt... I hadn't

So it's not brand specific - we Oly users can be as bad - this one at least

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Re: "That back-to-front lens hood" - Post yours here.

If it's an overcast day and there is no direct sunlight then I do, sometimes, leave the hood on back to front.

I see no reason (apart from safety, of course) to put it on under those circumstances .... yet I still do at times
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If it's an overcast day and there is no direct sunlight then I do, sometimes, leave the hood on back to front.

I see no reason (apart from safety, of course) to put it on under those circumstances .... yet I still do at times
I think it can benefit being used indoors with some overhead lighting too, apart from the physical protection (which can be a greater risk with door posts & chairs that jump out in front of you).
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Re: "That back-to-front lens hood" - Post yours here.

It was a good job I had the lens hood on my 18-180 lens on Saturday when my e520 hit the deck otherwise I doubt it would have survived the fall.

Luckily it appears to be unscathed!

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Do you guys have a particular brand you'd recommend? There seems to be quite a wide range of sprays that come up when you Google dry silicone spray.
I use '3-In-One Professional'

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I use '3-In-One Professional'

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There are a range of '3-In-One Professional' products including Silicone or Dry Lubricant (with PTFE) made by WD40 as seen here. http://www.3inone.com.au/products I use a number of these products for various applications myself too.

I see it as personal choice though (together with that other gross nose grease method) & since I use graphite in the form of soft pencils for string grooves on violins it is also effective in other areas too without fear of it leaving residue that could be difficult to clean off on other important surfaces such as the lens coatings etc. where graphite is easy enough to clean off.
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I'm glad to hear your personal lubricant keeps the lead in your pencil.
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