Quote Originally Posted by RalphLambrecht View Post
As Lee said.
You may want to do that before the test as flare will affect the test results.
Thanks Ralph. I'll make a mock lens hood from cardboard and look to buy the real thing soon.
Peter. Even without sunlight hitting the lens there is bound to be a minor contribution from indirect light, so doing the test with the same configuration I intend to use the camera would be important , especially since this test is designed to compensate for contrast reduction due to flare.