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Old Apr 15, 2005, 12:37 PM   #1
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I was playing around with the idea of a lens hood for the tele conversion lens and couldn't find anything I liked.

I had some free time theother day anddecided to try and make one myself. I was really limited on materials and what I came up with is the "coffee can" lens hood. That's what it looks like but is made of cardboard and electrical tape.

The truth be known, i get no vignetting at all and I can shootnearly into the sun. Other than being a little big, it works quite well and is very very inexpensive.

What do you think? Is there a market for the El-Cheapo Hood?

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Old Apr 15, 2005, 3:44 PM   #2
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That looks like a solution alright. Gives a whole new meaning to the term collapsable lens hood.I need a solution to mount a hood on my Raynox 6600 while on the FX20. Its very wide and most hoods will visionette at that width.

Also what is the tripod adapter you have on there? Thanks. Bob
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Old Apr 15, 2005, 3:50 PM   #3
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I doubt it'd fit in my Lowepro though:-)
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When you take that camera off of the hood, I think the hood would work as a pretty damn studycamera "bag". Just save a plastic coffee can lid and remember to burb it for freshness.
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Old Apr 16, 2005, 9:10 AM   #5
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The tripod adapter comes with the panasonic lens. It is one of the reasons the thing costs so much. The second is it isa greatlens.

Next week maybe I'll make the bucket version. It is all about size these days!
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Old Apr 16, 2005, 12:56 PM   #6
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The Pana does pretty much everything well...and now it also makes a great pot of coffee.:G:G:G
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Old Apr 16, 2005, 8:55 PM   #7
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I tried out the coffee can today at a sporting event. It worked really well but I think I can make it a little smaller diameter and maybe a little shorter. I think I am on the right track just need to modify the prototype.
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Old Apr 17, 2005, 10:05 AM   #8
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hehe let me no i may make 1
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Old Apr 17, 2005, 12:08 PM   #9
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You have created "The Mother of All Lens Hoods"!

It's Alive! It's Alive!
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