Lens hood DIY
As a long-term reader of N-Photo, I thought you might be interested in seeing the lens hood that I designed and manufactured to replace the plastic hood that came with my 200-500mm f/5.6 lens. My lens hood is machined from aluminium and black anodised, and features a grooved-rubber endprotector (see above).
The original plastic hood that was supplied with the lens fits snugly inside my own hood, thus giving strength and support against an unforeseen knock. Also, my hood is extremely light, having been machined to just 2mm thick, with three 10mm-wide bearing sections that support the original plastic hood.
I’m an engineer, and have worked in the motorsports industry for most of my working life (I turned 70 in December and I’m still working). I have been interested in photography since I was 12 years old. Peter Norton, via email
Wow Peter, this must have kept you busy for quite some time! Your design looks fantastic – thank you for sharing your photos of it with us.
Engineer Peter has made his own aluminium lens hood