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    I've spent 6 months watching eBay for an original hood for my siggy 70 200, only one popped up briefly for a few minutes before selling at a ridiculously high price. Not wishing to mess about with a screw in one I finally decided to make one. It fits the original bayonet and retains the reversible mount, just like the original. uploadfromtaptalk1434631797099.jpguploadfromtaptalk1434631864754.jpgIt cost me a couple of hours, and old plastic jug and the remains of a tin of paint. I even managed to ponce a piece of self adhesive black flocked material to line the inside from a local company. Chuffed with that
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    Now go collect your Blue Peter badge

    Well done ....were you not temped to put a red ring around the end
    :- Ian

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    Now go collect your Blue Peter badge

    Well done ....were you not temped to put a red ring around the end
    Sigma use gold on their posh lenses, lol. I can imagine that there are people out there that would actually paint a red ring on a lens to keep up with the Jones's though.
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    I do hate smart kids well done Paul.
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    Default Re: Lens hood

    Did you have one you prepared earlier

    Next challenge, make the lens too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Parsen66 View Post
    Did you have one you prepared earlier

    Next challenge, make the lens too!
    LOL...
    :- Ian

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    Good job Paul.
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    Default Re: Lens hood

    So being a novice, how does the hood help ... glare I assume?
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    Quote Originally Posted by neilrich1966 View Post
    So being a novice, how does the hood help ... glare I assume?
    not just glare, I had a tumble last year and the hood saved my lens
    :- Ian

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    Default Re: Lens hood

    I have been aware under some circumstances of glare/reduction of contrast if I am shooting in the general direction of the sun. The main reason I have made it is as Ian has said, protection. I've had dog tongues or noses across the front of the lens several times and it has picked up a couple of tiny marks too . With a hood in place anything close to the front hits the hood rather than the optics.
    Paul

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