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Monitor Hood

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by TonG, Aug 10, 2015.

  1. TonG

    Aug 14, 2014
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    The Netherlands
    20150810-_DSC6504.jpg 20150810-_DSC6505.jpg I made myself a new monitor hood and it works very well.
    Used materials: 1,5mm photo-cardboard with one black side, gaffer tape and a fresnel lens (focal length 20cm). And two pieces of velcro to close the side-panels.

    Fresnel lenses are very cheap, around 1 euro. You can find all different sizes and focal lengths on the internet.

    Total cost of the project €10,-

    You can use this hood with or without reading glasses. I you wan't/don't need to look through the lens you simply push the front-panel backwards. You can also push it upwards.
    The setup will take around half a minute.

    The complete hood is flat collapsible so you can transport it in your backpack.

    Drawbacks; the optical quality is not as good as with a normal lens (+5 reading glasses) which was my first prototype.
    If you make pictures this optical quality is good enough. After all you know that you pictures are sharp. But if you making video's, which I don't, this very little blurriness may become annoying or fatiquing.

    The hood weighs also a near 300grms which made it more critical for the Tx-clamp.

    The projected screensize is around 20x30 cm
    #1 TonG, Aug 10, 2015
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2015
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  2. JohnK

    Jun 4, 2015
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    Hudson Valley, New York
    Very creative!
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