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DIY Lenshoods

Postby tyrone_tong on Wed Apr 05, 2006 2:17 pm

Did this site post before? I found it funny. Making hoods for yourself.
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Postby Alpha_7 on Wed Apr 05, 2006 2:47 pm

Ghetto Lens hoods. Now everyone can have a flaming lens hood, minus the carbon fibre :)
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Postby daniel_r on Wed Apr 05, 2006 3:08 pm

White lens hoods!

I think that would sort of defeat the purpose a bit - unless you painted them matt black on the inside :lol:
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Postby losfp on Wed Apr 05, 2006 3:10 pm

If it works, why the hell not eh? ;)

As long as you are not using it for lens protection :D :D
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Postby Alpha_7 on Wed Apr 05, 2006 3:12 pm

daniel_r wrote:White lens hoods!

I think that would sort of defeat the purpose a bit - unless you painted them matt black on the inside :lol:


Or made them out of black neoprene (wetsuit material).
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Postby moz on Wed Apr 05, 2006 3:31 pm

Alpha_7 wrote:Or made them out of black neoprene (wetsuit material).


You can buy spray on flocking, or just use black spray paint. Unfortunately putting black paper in the laser printer doesn't work very well. I think there's room go go wild with the black velvet (try explaining that to your camera widow... "I've started going through the sale bins in fabric shops because I found this site on the internet...").
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Postby Alpha_7 on Wed Apr 05, 2006 3:33 pm

I like the idea of the neoprene as it absorbs minor shocks but is sturdy yet flexible, good for pushing up against aquarium or zoo enclosure glass.
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Postby Alpha_7 on Wed Apr 05, 2006 4:05 pm

This petal hood is designed to be printed on A3 paper. Petal hoods offer superior shading characteristics compared with simple rounded hoods.


Is this true, and why is this the case ? If so what is the correct way to use a petal shaped hood ?
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Postby moz on Sun Apr 09, 2006 11:25 pm

Alpha_7 wrote:Petal hoods offer superior shading characteristics ... Is this true, and why is this the case ?


They try to match the actualy FoV of the lens, so you get shading right up to the edge of the frame. This can mean that you get better shading of the front element, so the hood works better. But since many of us shoot with full frame lenses on crop cameras it's a bit academic anyway, since there's room for more hood than most of us carry. Some Canon users buy the "next size up" hood to compensate if they can find one that fits (putting the hood for a 35mm lens on a 24mm lens, for example).

More important on short lenses, since the hood on a long lens is usually constrained by physical size rather than FoV. few people want a metre-long petal hood on their 600mm lens...
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Postby Steffen on Mon Apr 10, 2006 12:11 am

moz wrote:Some Canon users buy the "next size up" hood to compensate if they can find one that fits (putting the hood for a 35mm lens on a 24mm lens, for example).


Not just Canon users. With film, I used the HN-1 hood with the 24 f/2.8, the HN-2 with the 28 f/2.8 and the HN-3 with the 35 f/1.4, just as Nikon intended. Nowadays, I use the HN-2 on the 24, the HN-3 on the 28 and the HS-6 (made for the 50 f/2) on the 35. As expected, I don't get vignetting with those.

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Re: DIY Lenshoods

Postby mansunzz on Fri May 02, 2008 2:02 am

if only i can build a camera out of paper too.....
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