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How can I make a lens hood? Answered

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Yakimseandogue

Answer 10 years ago

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

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seandogueYakim

Answer 10 years ago

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

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Yakimseandogue

Answer 10 years ago

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.

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seandogueYakim

Answer 10 years ago

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

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Yakimseandogue

Answer 10 years ago

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

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Re-design

10 years ago

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.

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Re-designYakim

Answer 10 years ago

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?

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YakimRe-design

Answer 10 years ago

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.