Are there objective tests showing the the impact of a lens hood on image quality where there is no obvious flare?
I am familiar with the function of a lens hood, and I can understand that they could help to improve the contrast of pictures. However, I'm not convinced whether a lens hood does make all that much of ...
I came across a complaint that a certain lens produces too much contrast. The lens was described as rendering "cartoonish" contrast when shooting a portrait with diffused light from a window, where ...