I've honestly never really used a hood, for any reason. With the type of photography I have done in the past it just never seemed necessary. I know a lot of people use hoods all the time. I am starting to do more product and food photography. Mostly indoors with natural light. I'd prefer not to use a hood, but would you guys suggest using a hood in this situation? I never shoot directly into the sun or anything like that. Just curious. The 35 1.4 I have doesn't have the right hood and it doesn't stay on while I'm shooting. Trying to decide if it's worth buying the right hood.