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Is it ok to always have the lens hood mounted on a lens, even when carrying a camera in a bag or is it in any way dangerous? Can I have the lens hood mounted all the time or should I put it on only when taking pictures?

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    Most bayonet hoods can be reversed on the lens for storage. – inkista Jun 11 '15 at 6:38
  • I don't think anyone can answer this question only yourself. Basically you're asking whether you can store your lens and lens hood without damaging them. Only you can say. – osullic Jun 11 '15 at 8:44
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If the bag is subject to enough force to damage the hood, then I'd be worried for the lens/camera. There should be no problem leaving the hood on, however it can take up a lot more space. For this reason most hoods can be reversed for storage.

If they can't be reversed, I often take the hood off and place it loose around the lens for extra protection.

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