DMC-FZ70 Lens Hood - Semi Homemade

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Hiker Dood
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DMC-FZ70 Lens Hood - Semi Homemade
11 months ago

I recently got my paws on an FZ70 but it doesn't come with a lens hood.  It's not even offered as an accessory, probably because at 20 mm zoom almost any hood will vignette.  Being the stubborn cuss that I am I decided to see what I could do and this is what I came up with.

Parts:

1 Sunpak CF-7033-UV 55 mm UV filter

1 Bower HRW55 wide angle lens hood

Glue - I like Loctite Repair Extreme All Temprature

Steps: remove the rubber lens hood from the metal ring that threads onto the lend.  It's too deep and will cause vignetting (trust me, I tried it).  Carefully fit the rubber hood onto the Sunpak UV filter.  Be careful to position it so that it doesn't vignette.  Apply a thin bead of glue using a toothpick or end of a paper clip both inside and outside of where the hood meets the filter.  Position it on the camera and make sure it doesn't vignette.  Carefully remove it and let the glue set completely.  And you have this.  I also used a piece of EZPass Velcro to secure the lens cap when not in use.  Works great and doesn't wear out.

Ta-daaaaaaaa!

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Jeff
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