2007 December 7th, 20:58
2007 December 7th, 21:25
it looks like darth vader's helmet, hah nice job
2007 December 8th, 16:19
can't it be a bit more well... matte? current black paint looks kinda glossy, but then again, maybe it's just the camera's flash
2007 December 8th, 21:11
2007 December 8th, 21:38
oh nono, i wasn't talking about looks. it's just, you know, it would be much better to have a matte lens hood, so you can assure it will actually absorb incoming light... if it's too glossy, it might reflect unwanted light into your lenses, anytime now. but as i said, it might be the camera's flash
Originally Posted by cinemasteve87
2007 December 9th, 04:25
Oh I see where you're getting at now. Sorry for the misunderstanding. Yes, I have considered that factor with the reflecting light off the plastic, however, as you also stated before, it is indeed the camera's flash. The texture and color of the plastic is a lot darker when viewed in person. But thanks for the heads up, I almost forgot about how easily it could attract unwanted light into my lens. I have already tested it out in the sunlight, and it works just fine.
2007 December 9th, 04:52
That is one ugly son of a lenshood !!
Good on you for your resourcefulness. If it works, what the hell.
2008 February 18th, 16:50
gives me some ideas about my toilet plunger...
2008 February 18th, 17:23
I've made a pretty functional "doghouse" bass out of a toilet plunger, mop handle and a galvanized washtub. I don't see why you couldn't cut off a part of a toilet plunger to use as a lens hood. Being made of rubber, you should be able to be make it fit nice and snug. It would also serve to make the camera a bit more professional looking. Consider the size - very impressive. I would use the black though, the orange would be a dead give away.
2008 February 18th, 17:35
lol.^^ Nice idea. I think I might try to make one out of cardboard or something.
2008 February 18th, 17:59
1 litre square plastic icecream containers. Come in black plastic. Can be cut to shape.
Square plastic 500ml yoghurt containers
2008 February 19th, 05:01
Formerly known as Jo_the_big_O
Have you ever taken a look in the bin at the department store, where those rubber plunger are? Have you ever seen one, that still had its original shape and was not deformed?
Originally Posted by bluegrass
I have not. And thus I expect if I would find one that was still in good shape, it would deform as soon as it is in the camera bag.
2008 February 19th, 09:19
Here's another simple, cheap and functional Lens Hood that does not block the Cam's front sensors.
Use just the right length & width piece of a Black Mouse Pad, some super glue, and presto - an easy fit Lens Hood that stores easily - and simply slides on, and off.
2009 July 12th, 17:42
i just signed up at this forum (a huge resource btw, thanks to everyone, i have so much to learn)...I just started looking for DIY lens hood, and saw this, and had to say that i was ROFLMAO at itsmejlaws comments re: Darth Vader's helmet!! haha, that was really funny.
I guess if you're on a tight budget and don't care for looks, above is ok. But for me, it has to look presentable, so i'll keep looking...
thanks for the laughs itsmejlaws!!
2010 January 2nd, 17:57
for my old camera i used part of a vitamin bottle and it looked legit and worked great too
2010 January 3rd, 20:55
Here is a great DIY Matte Box. It might be a little more work, but it looks pro and cost less than $50.