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    This was taken of Artie Morris a couple of weeks ago, with me on James Shadles' Hooptie, and Artie having moved from literally sitting in the water, behind his tripod, to up on the beach/sandbar, I believe shooting spoonbills.

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    Those tripods sure take a beating !!!! .... intense look :)

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    I didn't even know you could do that with a tripod! Beautiful image, Jory!

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    Concentration at it's best...:eek::D:cool:

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    Jory,
    A picture is worth a thousand words!
    This pictures says it all.
    Great portrait.
    James

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    I love images with photographers in action!:)

    Why doesnīt he use Lenshood??? I always have them on as protection and against the sun! It canīt be the wight issue?

    /Magnus

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magnus Thornberg View Post
    I love images with photographers in action!:) Why doesnīt he use Lenshood??? I always have them on as protection and against the sun! It canīt be the weight issue?
    /Magnus
    First off, congrats to Jory on creating such an effective image: the passion and the intensity are quite evident.

    Secondly, the 6X tripods do much better with sand and salt water.

    As for the lack of lens hoods: they do nothing and make the lenses heavier and a bit more difficult to handle.

    What do you think a lens hood protects?

    And what is being "protected" from the sun when you use a lens hood?

    The only times that I use them are when it is drizzly or raining or in places with wind and dust.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur Morris View Post
    First off, congrats to Jory on creating such an effective image: the passion and the intensity are quite evident.

    Secondly, the 6X tripods do much better with sand and salt water.

    As for the lack of lens hoods: they do nothing and make the lenses heavier and a bit more difficult to handle.

    What do you think a lens hood protects?

    And what is being "protected" from the sun when you use a lens hood?

    The only times that I use them are when it is drizzly or raining or in places with wind and dust.

    I think the lenshood protects the glass from scratches and dirt! When i put the gear down i use to make it stand on the hood!
    Doesnīt the hood protects from flares? Iīm i newbee so please tell me if iīm wrong!
    I can agree with you that the lens are more difficult to handle with the hood on!

    /magnus

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    Magnus,

    re:

    I think the lenshood protects the glass from scratches and dirt!

    It does keep the lens clean to some degree. As far as scratches, you do need to be careful.

    When i put the gear down i use to make it stand on the hood!

    And what happens if you or someone else knocks it over?

    Doesnīt the hood protects from flares? Iīm i newbee so please tell me if iīm wrong!

    With long lenses the hood reduces or eliminates flare less than 1/10 of 1% if the time.

    I can agree with you that the lens are more difficult to handle with the hood on!

    Correct.

    One other point: people think that when they drop their big lenses that the hood will "protect" the front element from damage. The problem is, if you drop a big lens and damage the hood it costs from $550 to $900+ to replace it (depending on the lens). Having the front elements (that is NOT made of optical glass) replaced costs a fraction of that.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur Morris View Post
    Magnus,

    re:

    I think the lenshood protects the glass from scratches and dirt!

    It does keep the lens clean to some degree. As far as scratches, you do need to be careful.

    When i put the gear down i use to make it stand on the hood!

    And what happens if you or someone else knocks it over?

    Doesnīt the hood protects from flares? Iīm i newbee so please tell me if iīm wrong!

    With long lenses the hood reduces or eliminates flare less than 1/10 of 1% if the time.

    I can agree with you that the lens are more difficult to handle with the hood on!

    Correct.

    One other point: people think that when they drop their big lenses that the hood will "protect" the front element from damage. The problem is, if you drop a big lens and damage the hood it costs from $550 to $900+ to replace it (depending on the lens). Having the front elements (that is NOT made of optical glass) replaced costs a fraction of that.


    /magnus
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    Thankīs alot Artie! Isnīt the front element optical glass? I didnīt know that! Is it the same on all lenses?
    Nice to see you in action! You should start a tv show howto photograph birds in the field! I love Wildphotoadventure with Doug Gardner! I think you can do something like that:)

    /Magnus

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    Thanks for your vote of confidence Magnus. As far as I know, the front elements are not quality optical glass; and they are cheap.
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    What a fabulous image image and the look says it all. Love it !!!!!

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    That's very interesting information on the hoods Artie.

    You are correct about the front elements - at least on Nikon larger lenses these can be replaced for between $400 - $500. I am sure the Canons are comparable.

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    Great image! Artie should be using that one on his website!!

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    That's quite helpful about the lens hood issues. Any one know if the cheaper glass replacement thing applies to Sigma lenses?

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