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Homemade hood for pana 20 1.7!

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by fransglans, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. fransglans

    fransglans Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 12, 2012
    Hi everyone!
    I just wanted to share my new homemade hood for my lovely p20!
    I have the screw-in metal ebay hood, but the af motor become very noise, I guess its too heavy for that old sluggish thing...

    so I took a cup from my childrens play-dough :)  Cut it with a scissor so that it will fit on that silver ring just above the filter mount. And then covered it all with black plastic tape, eh maybe I will even tape the inside??, and yes I also gave the lens a string of that cos the p20 SHOULD BE BLACK! :) 

    And it fits perfect, I will not drop it and I think it looks just ok :) 

    maybe this bigger hood will prevent those ugly flares coming from this gem...

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  2. Rob917

    Rob917 Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 18, 2011
    jacksonville, florida usa
    Recommend that you paint the inside of the hood black

    You might get some green light bouncing into your lens from the inside of the hood.
    Really like your DIY spirit, and it looks very functional.
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  3. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    Looks good, but you'd better put something on the inside. If you use black tape, get some black hockey tape or other cloth tape which will absorb rather than reflect the light. Felt lining works great, though I don't really expect you to get that fancy.

    I would have started with the inside before worrying about the outside. Screw appearances, its effectiveness on photos is what matters to me. :) 
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  4. fransglans

    fransglans Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 12, 2012
    good point guys! wish i been that clever:) 
    ok, I guess I have some soft black textile that I could glue inside...

    and NED, that screw in metal hood really did my AF alot more noisier...

    hmm.. BRB...

    so! im back :) 
    I followed your tips and took a black matte lens cleaner cloth and glued it togheter.
  5. entropicremnants

    entropicremnants Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 16, 2012
    John Griggs
    Also, be wary of putting electrical tape near moving parts such as the focus ring of your lens and what not. Electrical tape has a tendency over time -- especially in the heat -- to have the adhesive "migrate" into things and gum them up.

    Nice creative idea though! :thumbup:
  6. fransglans

    fransglans Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 12, 2012
    yes, This plastic cup fits just perfect above the filter thread,where there were no moving parts.
    I didnt wanted a screw-in type of hood because of the week af- motor
  7. MajorMagee

    MajorMagee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 24, 2011
    Dayton, OH
    I recommend the very inexpensive Black "Funky Foam". They carry it at Hobby Lobby, etc. It's lint free, self adhesive, easy to cut to size before you peel off the backing and is perfectly non-reflective.
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  8. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Great creativity, cool hood! :thumbup:
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