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DIY String attachment for Vented hoods

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by hinata76, Jul 4, 2012.

  1. hinata76

    hinata76 Mu-43 Regular

    130
    Jun 21, 2012
    Singapore
    Hi all! Just thought i share my little DIY project i did just now.
    Apologise if this little mod have been mentioned b4.:tongue:

    Things u need.
    fishing line about 15cm (took from some old fishing line..)
    Lighter
    Hook (cost about SGD$0.50 cents from hardware store)
    Vented hood 46mm (im using for my 14mm panny pancake) From Ebay about $4sgd
    55mm lens cap with a hole attachment.(cost $1.30sgd ebay.)

    Let's go!!

    First u attach the fishing line to both the hook end and to the lens cap hole.
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    The hole on the lens cap (55mm)
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    Attached to my humble camera:redface:
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    Final look.
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    Comments please!:tongue:
     
  2. hinata76

    hinata76 Mu-43 Regular

    130
    Jun 21, 2012
    Singapore
    Oh crap..apologise if the images turns out huge!! i merely use imgur to post pics..never happened to my other forums i posted! :p 
     
  3. greyelm

    greyelm Mu-43 Veteran

    363
    Aug 28, 2010
    London
    Malcolm
    Neat solution. Personally I prefer the inner type of pinch cap to prevent dust getting in through the vents but they still need a means of attaching the 'string'.
     
  4. hinata76

    hinata76 Mu-43 Regular

    130
    Jun 21, 2012
    Singapore
    Hmm..but I'm not sure is there any pinch caps for the 46mm hood..if yes would be nice. Not really sure the size of it or will it be secured .


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  5. greyelm

    greyelm Mu-43 Veteran

    363
    Aug 28, 2010
    London
    Malcolm
  6. pheaukus

    pheaukus Mu-43 Regular

    178
    Jun 22, 2012
    That's a neat trick! I wish my lens caps had holes for attachment...

    You can try to post your images like this:
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    It is sufficient to just use 'width', height should follow.
     
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  7. hinata76

    hinata76 Mu-43 Regular

    130
    Jun 21, 2012
    Singapore
    Maybe next round i post pics i just group em in album ! lol
     
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