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    Re: Has anyone built a lens hood or compendium hood?

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    I've improvised lens hoods from mat board to fit specific lenses. The semi-circular cutout in the back fits around the base of the shutter. The size and depth of the hood can be designed to critically cut off light from just outside the image forming area, or the depth can be reduced to allow for movements.

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    Re: Has anyone built a lens hood or compendium hood?

    The Sinar Rod system is simple, cheap, adapted easily and any Sinar bellows work.

    Page 8 http://www.hotz.be/files/Sinar_Catalogue_2015.pdf

    Buy used 'ears' rod and bellows.

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    Re: Has anyone built a lens hood or compendium hood?

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    I've improvised lens hoods from mat board to fit specific lenses. The semi-circular cutout in the back fits around the base of the shutter. The size and depth of the hood can be designed to critically cut off light from just outside the image forming area, or the depth can be reduced to allow for movements.
    That is interesting. If I went that way, I would make it foldable to fit in a backpack.

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    Re: Has anyone built a lens hood or compendium hood?

    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Moe View Post
    The Sinar Rod system is simple, cheap, adapted easily and any Sinar bellows work.

    Page 8 http://www.hotz.be/files/Sinar_Catalogue_2015.pdf

    Buy used 'ears' rod and bellows.
    Catalogue has a couple of interesting options. The lens hood is supposed to be good down to 40mm, but it doesn't say if it is for 4x5 just digital backs, but the title lists it for 4x5? They have barn doors which I am trying to avoid, but may not be able to.

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    Re: Has anyone built a lens hood or compendium hood?

    Quote Originally Posted by swmcl View Post
    Steven,
    If you have strong directional light why not just shade it manually instead of all-around shading ?
    I have a compendium that I modified by cutting the plastic molding - I think its a Toyo but I don't know the model #.
    My camera is a Shen Hao 5x7 and my lenses go down to the 72mm SA XL.
    Although I have the best of intentions I forget to use it often. That's why I mentioned the manual shading.
    Cheers,
    I second this.
    When I need a lens hood I just use the dark slide and hold it just far enough so the glass element has a shadow covering it. If there are filter threads on the lens I usually have them partly exposed to the sunlight.

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