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Almost looks like a Hasselblad

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by OzRay, May 27, 2010.

  1. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    Looks like my Blad hood......
    Unreal what you guys in the Land Of Oz come up with...
     
  2. OzRay

    OzRay Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 29, 2010
    South Gippsland, Australia
    Ray, not Oz
    No, no, this is from our Japanese neighbour.

    Ceers

    Ray
     
  3. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    You sure Ray..... I've seen some strange things from over there...
    hmmmm
     
  4. OzRay

    OzRay Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 29, 2010
    South Gippsland, Australia
    Ray, not Oz
    That's true, but can't take any credit this time. :biggrin:

    Cheers

    Ray
     
  5. franklyspeaking

    franklyspeaking Mu-43 Regular

    Looks interesting. I wonder how much $$ for that set up. I wouldn't even know where to begin to look for something like that. But it looks like it might be fairly practical.
     
  6. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    Frank....
    To be perfectly honest. I can say this here in the Land Of Oz...but not anywhere else....
    The Blad itself was not practical....
    You needed 2 bodies at least.....It jammed a lens on in a heartbeat.....the shutter blew out every once in a while...but it was the only good way to use those great lenses....

    The idea of using that hood on an m4/3 is well......
    anyway....it's not a compact anymore....

    I still think Ray and his mates are making things like this in the Pub...like that tripod thing on the other thread....
    Looks like Pub work to me....
     
  7. OzRay

    OzRay Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 29, 2010
    South Gippsland, Australia
    Ray, not Oz
    There's no way that we could have designed that, it's way too well made and functional. :smile: It's actually the best such design that I've yet seen, the Hoodman that I bought is fairly useless (and looks and works like it was designed in the pub).:biggrin:

    The only problem with these hoods is that the magnifying lens doesn't really help with focussing, though I can't say it's the same with this one as the Hoodman, which is woeful. The attachment method is aslo pretty slick. Probably a Japan only product.

    We'll just have to butcher some Blad bodies; then some sheet metal and fencing wire should suffice for the remainder. :rofl:

    Cheers

    Ray
     
  8. OzRay

    OzRay Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 29, 2010
    South Gippsland, Australia
    Ray, not Oz
  9. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    Once again, I'm safe in the Land Of Oz...
    that's actually a cool look.....
    I work the tourist areas all the time...that would fit right in.....
     
  10. OzRay

    OzRay Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 29, 2010
    South Gippsland, Australia
    Ray, not Oz
    That almost sounds as if you're down here right now. You're not following Bear Grylls' latest adventure, are you?

    [​IMG]

    Cheers

    Ray
     
  11. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    Ray,
    I never knew you were doing self portraits....
     
  12. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    In June 1970 I was in Sydney for a 4 day R&R from Nam. I have to say, I was amazed at the way the people treated us guys. The woman and the pubs took all my time and money but it was a place I felt completely at ease with....
    I'd love to get back there some day....your a luck guy living in G_D's Country....
     
  13. OzRay

    OzRay Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 29, 2010
    South Gippsland, Australia
    Ray, not Oz
    Self portrait? I wish.

    I suspect that some things have changed, but it's still pretty laid back in most respects. I guess it's what you're used to, but I wouldn't live anywhere else.

    Cheers

    Ray