I have question. Is here anybody who used 50-110 lens without lens shade and after some time bought one and saw spectacular changes?
Is big difference of photo quality with or without this shade? (with studio flashes)
In my experience, it is hard to recognize a true differnce between photos taken with or without lens shade in "everyday" practice. I don't work with studio lights, maybe in this case the difference exists. Consider that a shade, to be really efficient, should be "dedicated" to every focal lenght, and vary his depth according to focus distance. Only the Hasselblad "compendium" shade has these requisites, but it is heavy and encumbering.
Anyway, a lens shade being cheap today, I recommend its use. There is a gold rule:
- the presence of a shade can NEVER damage a picture;
- the absence of it can SOMETIMES damage a picture (and the front lens).