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Old Jul 16, 2005, 3:41 PM   #1
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I have finished the adapter collar for the Tamron lens hood and I think it came out fairly well.The collar ismadeof aluminium and glued to the hood with a high strength industrial adhesive.I was scared the paint wouldchipoff with use, so I polished it to a high luster. I do know if this was a good idea or not.

Thecollarfits very tightly around the lens but I added a thumb screw toprevent itfromfalling off. If anyone else decides to makea hood like this I can supply a detailed drawing of the collar.

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Old Jul 16, 2005, 3:42 PM   #2
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Here isa picture ofthe hoodmounted on the teleconversion lens.
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Old Jul 16, 2005, 8:45 PM   #3
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that looks awesome man! that last picture really shows how huge the thing is when put on the tcon, is that the pana tcon? looks gorgeous
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Old Jul 16, 2005, 11:16 PM   #4
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imaruke,

WOW! That is an absolutely gorgeous job. Yes I would like the plans. I'm sure I can adapt it to the the 86mm TCON 14B.

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Old Jul 17, 2005, 12:05 PM   #5
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Max_pain - I havethe Panasonic DMC-LTZ10 tcon. I really like the quality and it mounts right to the camera without a step ring or an adapter. There is no vignetting at 6x to 12 x. Below 6x it is the same as the tcon itself.

Hiroshi - I did like the way it came out. It really makes the camera look good. I wish I had another camera so I could take a picture of everything assembled.

Here are some things to check on for your lens:

1. The depth of the collar is 1 inch which equalled the distance from the rubber ringaround the body of my lens to the end of the UV filter. I sit the base of thecollar against the rubber ring when mounting. This distance may be differenton your lens.

2. The I.D. that mountsthe lens includes the thickness of the black tape I used to holdthe UVfilter to the lens. I have no threads on my lens so I had to improvise.

3. Youmay also have to adjust the position of the thumb screw hole. The current distance puts the thumb screw on the seam between the filter and the lens. I did not want to deform the lens housing, so I thought it may be best on the seam. This may or may not be a good idea.

Iassembled the Tamron hood to the collar withLoctite 416 adhesive. It is an industrial "super" glue used when bonding metals, rubber, and plastics. It bonded the two together very well. However, it outgases during curing and will leave white residuearound the joint when curing. I hadto removedit aftercuring.

If you need anything else let me know. The partcomes outrough and required about 1 hour of hand finishing with 300+ emory cloth and then buffing.

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Old Sep 17, 2005, 5:30 PM   #6
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Hi imaruke,



The Teleconversion Lens Hood you made is awesome!

I have a Panasonic DMC-LTZ10 too.

Will you help me make a Teleconversion Lens Hood for mine?



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Old Sep 19, 2005, 12:30 PM   #7
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Spanky,

I have attached a drawing of the collar I made and glued to the Tamron Hood.All dimensions are in inches except for thetapped hole. Ths collar pushes up against the rubber ring on the lens. Be careful of the screw hole position. If you do not have a filter on your lens, you will have to move it. Hope this works for you.


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