DMC-FZ70 Lens Hood - Semi Homemade

Started Sep 14, 2013 | Discussions thread
Vandyu
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Re: DMC-FZ70 Lens Hood - Semi Homemade
In reply to Hiker Dood, Sep 15, 2013

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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