I am sorry I ask so many questions. I am sitting here at work today with nothing to do, and I am getting curious about some things.
When I bought my camera, it came with a lens hood. I have never used it, b/c I didn't really understand why I need it.
Is it used to help keep glare and other light coming in? I have a glare on a few of my pics, (flickr is not working at the moment) and I am wondering it the lens hood would have helped.
Also, do you keep a lens filter on your lens to protect it? I have been lately, and I am wondering if it's okay. I got it from Best Buy. It's a UV filter, and I haven't seen a difference in the pics, which I guess is okay b/c I have been using it all the time.