Attaching/removing the lens cap and lens hood
- When you are not shooting images, attach the lens cap to protect the lens.
- When the lens hood is attached, it cuts out light which adversely affects the image, and also helps protect the camera. Remove the lens hood when shooting with a flash or when the AF-assist illuminator is necessary for shooting.
- Turn off the camera before attaching/removing the lens hood. When attaching the lens hood, screw it in sufficiently without excessive force so that it will not fall off.