I did give it a try, all images bellow are straight out from the D60, using the 100-400 IS
. All images are unedited, the only thing I did was resize to 700px and all were shoot in .JPG Large mode.
at 400mm, 1/800, F/8, ISO100, 15h16m26s, NO lens hood:
at 400mm, 1/800, F/8, ISO100, 15h16m47s, WITH lens hood:
at 100mm, 1/400, F/9, ISO100, 15h18m26s, WITH lens hood:
at 100mm, 1/400, F/9, ISO100, 15h18m38s, NO lens hood:
Do you see any difference?
On these last two images, one was with lens hood and the other was without, can you tell me which one had the hood and which one didn't have?
at 100mm, 1/400, F/8, ISO100, 17h52m20s:
at 100mm, 1/400, F/8, ISO100, 17h52m30s:
I admit using the hood as protection for rain but does it really makes a difference in contrast?