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Old Jul 3, 2005, 11:59 PM   #1
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No, I'm not crazy! Well maybe just a little. I was at Home Depot today and by chance measured the inside diameter of a 4" PVC pipe connector.... Guess what? It's the exact diameter of the outside dimension of the front of the TCON 14B, so for a $1.29 I bought one and took it home to try...it's a PERFECT FIT... and it doesn't fall off. After a light sanding with 600 grit sandpaper and sanding out the injection nib, I applied a light coat of car bumper black spray paintthat I've had laying around for years... Presto a 3" deep lens hood for practically nothing.

Here are 5 pics of the hood and lens. It's not as deep as I would like, but 3"s is better than nothing. Let me know what you think.

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Old Jul 4, 2005, 12:03 AM   #4
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#5 BTW there is no problem with the internal ridge, no vignetting beyond 3X
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Old Jul 4, 2005, 12:53 AM   #6
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Your hood looks good Hiroshi. That's the best $1.29 you spent!

I included a picture of my hood with the rubber trim and a bayonet style mount. Excuse the poor quality. It was takenquick and poorly lit.

My hood costa bunch more than yours, but since we have both solved our quest for hoods, I thought I should at least show you whatI have to date.

Give me a sunny day and a good sporting event and I am set.

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Imaruke,

Nice job, it looks great! If my PVC connector doesn't work out, the Tamron hood is definitely the way to go. It's much deeper and looks much more adept at blocking out stray light.

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I just happened to havethe right size rubber trim. It fitstight and appears it will not fall off.

I can't wait till ball season starts again. I am ready to shoot some pictures!
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I used that 4 inch couple to stack 2 14Bs untill I found the correct step rings.

But this is what I use for a hood

Awater glass from the dollar store 3/$1.00




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Old Jul 4, 2005, 11:23 AM   #10
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What a great idea!

I hadn't thought of that, got to check it out. It looks lighter than the PVC connector.

Thanks for sharing your idea.

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