DMC-FZ70 Lens Hood - Semi Homemade

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Re: DMC-FZ70 Lens Hood - Semi Homemade
In reply to Hiker Dood, 7 months ago

Nice workaround. Thanks for sharing the photo and instructions. Sounds like the lens hood was left off as another way to save a few cents, but to tell the truth, I've got them for all of my cameras and lenses and seldom use them anymore. They can serve a good purpose, though, and your idea is well thought out. I used the collapseable rubber hoods that screw on with my older film lenses, but also have collection of plastic ones with the newer lenses and they sit in the bag.

I got to thinking about your post some more and went to B&H's website. The FZ70 has a 55mm filter size and I'm wondering if this rubber hood wouldn't fit it:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/11152-REG/B_W_65069603_55mm_Screw_In_Folding_Rubber.html

This one above, however, is more for normal or short zoom lenses. This one says it's for wide angle:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/70740-REG/General_Brand_NP11155_55mm_Screw_In_Rubber_Wide.html

Other choices in the 55mm range:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?atclk=Size_55mm&ci=2226&N=4077634523+4294957251

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