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03/23/2006 01:39:58 PM · #1
//www.lenshoods.co.uk/

Save money, easy to customise (maybe with flames like Setzler?)!
03/23/2006 01:49:36 PM · #2
Thats Frikin' Cool! Thanks Bobster!
03/23/2006 02:50:45 PM · #3
That is a great idea!
I can imagine printing them on paper,then using the paper as a template to make them out of something more durable. They could then be stored flat, taking up almost no room and adding very little weight to the bag.
Attachment in the field might be a challenge, but I can imagine some ways around that!
03/23/2006 04:29:25 PM · #4
Great idea, light velcro may be ok.

Edit: whoops..nearly forgot, thanks Bob.

Message edited by author 2006-03-23 16:30:06.
03/23/2006 04:31:31 PM · #5
Originally posted by kirbic:


Attachment in the field might be a challenge, but I can imagine some ways around that!


Velcro strips ;-)
03/23/2006 04:39:52 PM · #6
wow really cool
03/23/2006 05:09:27 PM · #7
Originally posted by fotomann_forever:

Originally posted by kirbic:


Attachment in the field might be a challenge, but I can imagine some ways around that!


Velcro strips ;-)


Yep. And I'm thinking make the hood itself out of something that stretches/gives a little or glue a rubber strip on the inside of the "mount" and you've got a nice, secure attachment.
03/23/2006 05:12:41 PM · #8
Originally posted by kirbic:


Yep. And I'm thinking make the hood itself out of something that stretches/gives a little or glue a rubber strip on the inside of the "mount" and you've got a nice, secure attachment.


Latex perhaps, or rubber of some type?
03/23/2006 05:14:25 PM · #9
I was thinking of those sheets of craft foam that you buy from art/craft stores for about 50cents each. :) Any color!

Here linky is 12 sheets for $6.50. Stuff is amazingly flexible, easy to cut and water resistant.

Message edited by author 2006-03-23 17:17:50.
03/23/2006 05:46:24 PM · #10
Recommend using a hobbie knife to cut. Way easier than using scissors. I'll have to try the craft sheet stuff idnic.
03/23/2006 06:10:12 PM · #11
I think that craft foam, in black, might be a good bet. Just stiff enough to resist wind, but very flexible and easy to cut. I think we have some lying about the house. Hmmmm...
03/23/2006 06:27:00 PM · #12
I want to see some pics, too bad I am at work and only have my Sony at home.
03/23/2006 06:28:27 PM · #13
Originally posted by kirbic:

I think that craft foam, in black, might be a good bet. Just stiff enough to resist wind, but very flexible and easy to cut. I think we have some lying about the house. Hmmmm...


ack... that reminds me....I have some inside my light tent -- black! lol
03/23/2006 06:29:06 PM · #14
Hehe - I was just about to point out that foam makes excellent backdrops for photographing small things :-)
03/23/2006 06:31:22 PM · #15
Originally posted by ganders:

Hehe - I was just about to point out that foam makes excellent backdrops for photographing small things :-)


It does! :)
03/23/2006 06:42:27 PM · #16
yeah, you could use some stirdy paper like constuction paper, and laminate it, and you can choose colore, Pink for the ladies, flames for the joes. lol
03/23/2006 07:08:37 PM · #17
Originally posted by BobsterLobster:

//www.lenshoods.co.uk/

Save money, easy to customise (maybe with flames like Setzler?)!


Tried a trial run for my 100mm 2.8macro with plain paper. I didn't have any A4 paper, but used that size in the print driver and loaded reg 8.5x11 paper. That should have printed it same size as on A4 paper I think.

Long story short...didn't fit. Anyone else tried one yet?
03/23/2006 08:23:35 PM · #18
anyone knows which size can fit my camera? :S
03/23/2006 08:37:50 PM · #19
Originally posted by crayon:

anyone knows which size can fit my camera? :S


Do you know what size filter it takes?
03/23/2006 09:01:37 PM · #20
Originally posted by fotomann_forever:

Originally posted by crayon:

anyone knows which size can fit my camera? :S


Do you know what size filter it takes?


55mm thread
03/23/2006 09:07:41 PM · #21
This is a super idea, but when it comes to lens hoods, there is a ton of stuff on ebay way cheaper than OEM manufactured hoods. We're talking $8 U.S. for a plastic hood average price. Plus aftermarket hoods really don't need to be super quality. As long as it serves it's function.

The paper thing is still a cool idea.
03/23/2006 09:55:21 PM · #22
Originally posted by crayon:

Originally posted by fotomann_forever:

Originally posted by crayon:

anyone knows which size can fit my camera? :S


Do you know what size filter it takes?


55mm thread


Crayon, I can't find a lens with a 55mm thread, but I did find something you might be interested in.

B+W Lens Hood.
03/23/2006 10:01:50 PM · #23
Originally posted by fotomann_forever:


Crayon, I can't find a lens with a 55mm thread, but I did find something you might be interested in.

B+W Lens Hood.


Thanks Leroy. That item's photo gives me an idea. Maybe I can make my own lens hood with some PVC pipes and stick it onto my UV filter, so I could screw it on my 55mm barrel :)

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03/23/2006 10:02:54 PM · #24
Originally posted by crayon:


Thanks Leroy. That item's photo gives me an idea. Maybe I can make my own lens hood with some PVC pipes and stick it onto my UV filter, so I could screw it on my 55mm barrel :)


Actually a darn cool idea
04/11/2006 01:26:26 PM · #25
I made one, the printer prints on construction paper pretty good. You can bairly see it to cut it out. I didnt use the little tabs at the edge im not sure what they are for. I just glued it together with the end tabs then use a thin strip of electrical tape to attach it.

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