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Old Jan 14, 2004, 10:52 AM   #1
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Default Weather hood for my FZ10..

I got a chance to shoot some of my local kitsurfing crew two weeks ago during a warm spell. The first time I shot some, a few weeks before, the damn Sun was waaay too much in my face. This next time I went out with this hood I made.





This one is a little crude but I wanted to do a proof-of-concept. It works fine as it provides plenty of shade and I can follow the action on-screen without having to glue my eye to the finder. I have a vacuum forming machine and will make a better shape for the next one...and figure I can make it hand-held or used with a tripod.

I like shooting into the Sun. I forgot my polarizer, but maybe for the better..

Jim


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Old Jan 15, 2004, 12:08 AM   #2
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I can't make out how you actually press the shutter with the hood and camera in place. Maybe I'm just looking at it wrong?

Keep up with this creativity, and you'll have to change your name to FZStuff! :lol:
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Old Jan 17, 2004, 7:38 AM   #3
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Chris: That was the "secret" I hid by not showing the right side. The right side is open, except for the very forward bit - just enough to anchor it in the wind. I reach up under it to adjust and click..

I hid it 'till I remembered a friend who spent $5,000. getting a patent filed and protos made for an inflatable fin protector for surfboards (break easily during air transport...) only to find out: 'his bright idea' was not marketable because the only stuff that sells in that industry in any volume needs a logo like Quicksiver or Billabong attached...and they were not interested.

I've got the new one designed - much smaller - but need a break in the action to make the mould.

Cheers.

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