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How can I make a lens hood?

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zachquatro (author)2011-08-30

Well now that you've made the camera hood now you need some camera equipment! Haha. I got a pretty cheap but very sturdy camera shoulder support from this place:

http://www.habbycam.com/category_s/43.htm?searching=Y&sort=5&cat=43&show=10&page=1

Yakim (author)seandogue2009-08-21

The basic idea is good but it must be a screw-in type. Maybe I should use a filter and take out the glass?

seandogue (author)Yakim2009-08-21

What intrusion are you protecting the lens against? dust? rain? sunlight? other? There are commercial solutions that won't endanger your brand new lens like a DIY solution might. Any photography shop can show you their products and catalogues of products that will work but that must be ordered (as will the net) best wishes

Yakim (author)seandogue2009-08-22

In the link I specified my efforts to buy one. They failed as it eventually turned out that Mamiya never made a lens hood for this lens. I want to protect against sun and against a fall to the ground. Over the night I thought about it and realized that I can make one from a Canon hood I have available and a filter, which I'll remove the glass from. Now my only problem is how to attach both in a good and firm way.

seandogue (author)Yakim2009-08-22

ah...my apologies...i read the link but missed that reference. You *may be able to find an adapter ring that will reduce your efforts some, although I can't say for sure, just trying to point the way... best wishes

Yakim (author)seandogue2009-08-31

I finally bought a generic lens hood, made of metal and screws in. I wonder what it will be like.

Re-design (author)2009-08-21

Find a styrofoam cup the right size, cut a hole for the lens to fit in. Then paint the inside black with poster paint not spray paint. Spray paint will dissolve styrofoam.

Yakim (author)Re-design2009-08-21

Styrofoam is way too fragile. If I am to make something then I want to make it from hard plastic. General shape should be something like
http://www.adorama.com/MYLH35AF.html?searchinfo=mamiya+35+3.5+lens+hood

Re-design (author)Yakim2009-08-21

That lens hood used to keep extrainous light from entering a wide angle lens and spoiling a photo. It provides almost no protection for the lens. What exactly is it that you are trying to do?

Yakim (author)Re-design2009-08-23

I'm trying to make a DIY lens hood that will protect both from sun (flare) and an accidental fall. That is why I prefer hard material like hard plastic.