DMC-FZ70 Lens Hood - Semi Homemade

Started Sep 14, 2013 | Discussions thread
Vandyu Veteran Member • Posts: 8,891
Re: DMC-FZ70 Lens Hood - Semi Homemade

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:

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

Other choices in the 55mm range:

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