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    This is an interesting website i came across that we can DIY our own lens hood. Customized for your lens. Looks quite fun. Well, it might be useful for those under budget. Give it a shot! I've not tried mine yet thought, but looks pretty cool.

    http://www.lenshoods.co.uk/
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    Cool
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    very intresting..
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    That's really cool! Gonna print one to try for my 17-85.

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    wow
    looks cool!

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    Nice cheapo lens hood on the go

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    Interesting site.

    But then, wonder if that is meant for full-frame or for the DX/1.6x format? I guess by now, there is a huge majority using the DX/1.6x format.
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    i guess it's fine, have to be careful though, if not end up being mastercard advertisement..

    cardboard $3
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    having a len hood that cuied in the rain : priceless

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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post


    i guess it's fine, have to be careful though, if not end up being mastercard advertisement..

    cardboard $3
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    having a len hood that cuied in the rain : priceless


    LOL!

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    wat paper should u print in? i dun think normal printing paper gonna be strong enuff. at least something more rigid?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JerrySH View Post
    wat paper should u print in? i dun think normal printing paper gonna be strong enuff. at least something more rigid?
    You could follow the instructions on the site you know...

    http://www.lenshoods.co.uk/instructions.php

    Use dark colored strong card. You may want to print on white paper, then transfer the lines to a black card (or foam).

    Sounds good for emergency use if you need a hood for shading (prevent flaring) but doesn't do much for protection. After frustration from trying to get hood to stay on during shooting, you'll probably buy a real hood pretty fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post


    i guess it's fine, have to be careful though, if not end up being mastercard advertisement..

    cardboard $3
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    having a len hood that cuied in the rain : priceless
    lol my sentiments exactly!

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    No ****! Now that I have the hood, is there a printable lens that goes with it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thengz View Post
    No ****! Now that I have the hood, is there a printable lens that goes with it?


    dont be so greedy lar.

    is there any printed multi-coated filters?
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    Quote Originally Posted by thengz View Post
    No ****! Now that I have the hood, is there a printable lens that goes with it?
    The closest I can think of is the papercraft iPhone back before the iPhone was released. Maybe someone will come up with a papercraft 5D Mk II / 50D.

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    Quote Originally Posted by denniskee View Post
    is there any printed multi-coated filters?
    Sure. Just use a few layers of coffee filter - guaranteed to keep sand, dust and coffee grounds away from your front element. The image quality is not something to rave about, but hey it cost a lot less than a B+W MRC. And they come in sizes large enough to fit a telescope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lennyl View Post
    Sure. Just use a few layers of coffee filter - guaranteed to keep sand, dust and coffee grounds away from your front element. The image quality is not something to rave about, but hey it cost a lot less than a B+W MRC. And they come in sizes large enough to fit a telescope.
    ya, not to mention, the more you use the coffee filter to make coffee, that better is the multi-coatings.

    good point you brought up, 1 size fits all.

    anybody wants to buy my multi-coated, 1 size fits all diy filter? give special discount for csers.
    Last edited by denniskee; 16th May 2008 at 12:16 PM.
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    save money,good budged&cool,thanks clickerz

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    So, did anyone actually try to make one? How about posting some images of a lens with hood attached?

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