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    If you lost your lens hood, please click here to make one, this is Free !.

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    Yupz, this was posted in another thread earlier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caicaizi
    If you lost your lens hood, please click here to make one, this is Free !.

    thx for sharing the useful web...

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    can be used for emergency.

    but IMHO a lens hood is not only for keeping unwanted flares away, but also serves as a protector.

    it provides a certain amout of cushion in cases when lens fall or knock on hard objects, and it reduces the chance of lens being acidentally touched by hand or other items while shooting.

    so when i go out for shooting, i leave the lens hood on and remove the lens cap most of the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GriGri
    can be used for emergency.

    but IMHO a lens hood is not only for keeping unwanted flares away, but also serves as a protector.

    it provides a certain amout of cushion in cases when lens fall or knock on hard objects, and it reduces the chance of lens being acidentally touched by hand or other items while shooting.

    so when i go out for shooting, i leave the lens hood on and remove the lens cap most of the time.
    But if it's a harder knock, i doubt these cardboard hoods will hold.
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    unbelievable... 400 sodding pounds for a 600 f4L lens hood? what is it made out of? titanium?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patryk
    unbelievable... 400 sodding pounds for a 600 f4L lens hood? what is it made out of? titanium?
    Nowadays Canon really knows how to squeeze money out of their consumers. In this case, it's just a piece of metal.
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    why so lachey...

    just use a plastic cup without the base can already

    don't even need to print
    just pick up from the floor

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    Tried it. I think I should have used a card board. Anyway this was a try out only.


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    Looks funny leh..
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    Good efford ! smtan, try again, it is free anyway!

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    Use black paper or color it black in order to absorb the reflected light.
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    I think it's possible to make the bayonet fitting using cardboard than glue the paper lens hood on. When I have time I'll try.

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    Haha no offence but I think its quite embarrassing to walk ard with that on an ex. lens... its like buying an expensive italian sports car and fixing one of those oem spoliers...

    Maybe u should try making the whole hood out of black card for your actual version... spray on some matt varnish to make it water proof... most costly but it'll look more decent.
    Last edited by solarii; 10th June 2006 at 01:37 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by solarii
    Haha no offence but I think its quite embarrassing to walk ard with that on an ex. lens... its like buying an expensive italian sports car and fixing one of those oem spoliers...

    Maybe u should try making the whole hood out of black card for your actual version... spray on some matt varnish to make it water proof... most costly but it'll look more decent.
    Guess you're right. Just experimenting anyway.

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