Who the hell uses lens hoods? Apparently, A LOT OF YOU

Olympus M.Zuiko 40-150mm f/2.8 Pro
(Image credit: James Artaius)

I asked, and you answered. Who the hell still uses lens hoods these days? A whole bunch of you! 

In my article noting that I haven't used a hood in years, I wanted to know who still mounts them to their lenses and for what purpose. Unsurprisingly, my inbox blew up with replies from photographers and videographers of all levels and backgrounds, so I thought it would be interesting to share the results here.

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.