Lens Hoods – junk or essential tool

Here’s a tip for you. When you’re hiking up an icy, rocky waterfall with a backpack and your camera and tripod in hand …

 

… your lens hood will likely save your lens and camera more than you realize.

I slipped. My hand instinctively let go of the camera/tripod in order to catch my fall. I heard the camera/tripod combo bouncing down the rocks, and grabbed it. The only damage was some dings to the lens hood.

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