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Want to wrap my hood in carbon or somethine

 
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Jul 08, 2012 13:00 |  #1

Ive seen carbon hoods for the 24-70 i would like to do that to mine. Is it cheap? will it look cheap and cheezy? whats the best way to do it




  
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Jul 08, 2012 15:42 |  #2

they're pretty cheap, here's a place that has them

http://dragonplate.com​/ecart/categories.asp?​cID=65 (external link)




  
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Jul 08, 2012 15:56 |  #3

Search for 3M DI-NOC. It's a carbon fiber vinyl wrap. There are videos on Youtube. You'd probably be better off if you asked on a car forum. You might be able to find someone that will sell you a small strip. Otherwise, you're going to have to order a whole sheet of it.


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Jul 08, 2012 16:02 |  #4

FInd this link acutally for anyone else interested

http://www.diyphotogra​phy.net …ng-it-a-carbon-fiber-hood (external link)




  
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Jul 08, 2012 16:30 |  #5

Is there a functional reason to do this? Maybe it looks cool, but is that the extent of it, just looks?


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Jul 08, 2012 16:50 |  #6

klr.b wrote in post #14688451 (external link)
Search for 3M DI-NOC. It's a carbon fiber vinyl wrap. There are videos on Youtube. You'd probably be better off if you asked on a car forum. You might be able to find someone that will sell you a small strip. Otherwise, you're going to have to order a whole sheet of it.

This stuff is some of the best vinyl I've used. I got mine off eBay, but I can't seem to find the seller... But there are sellers that sell it in small quantities, 1' square, or even 1'x2'.

Make sure you get enough to practice on something first, it takes a bit to get it looking good. Use a blow dryer too. There's plenty of how-to vids on Youtube.


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Jul 08, 2012 17:03 |  #7

The carbon wrapped lens hood looks cheesy. I wish someone would make real carbon fiber lens hood. I would pay a $100.00 for one.

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Jul 08, 2012 17:13 |  #8

I actually have a heat gun so ill be good




  
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Jul 08, 2012 17:50 |  #9
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rklepper wrote in post #14688549 (external link)
Is there a functional reason to do this? Maybe it looks cool, but is that the extent of it, just looks?

Just looks I would think. Wrapping the hood with Carbon has no other function. Baffles my mind why people care so much about how their equipment looks to other people. I wonder if a carpenter thinks about such things?:eek:




  
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Jul 08, 2012 18:05 |  #10
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Hogloff wrote in post #14688888 (external link)
I wonder if a carpenter thinks about such things?:eek:

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Jul 08, 2012 18:27 |  #11

Why stop at the lens hood when you can go all the way

http://www.lensskins.c​om/Black_CARBON_FIBER_​p/bf.htm (external link)


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Jul 08, 2012 19:05 |  #12

Gameface wrote in post #14688922 (external link)
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I have a carbon handled hammer, but I like my titanium hammer way better. As for carbon wrapping a lens hood it not only looks redickulous but it does nothing for your lens or photography. I wish Canon would make real carbon lens hoods like Nikon does for some of theirs.

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Jul 08, 2012 19:08 |  #13

Saint728 wrote in post #14689130 (external link)
As for carbon wrapping a lens hood it not only looks redickulous but it does nothing for your lens or photography.

Take Care,
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I wrapped my hood in CF for an additional +1 Fps ;)


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Jul 08, 2012 20:42 as a reply to  @ Nature Nut's post |  #14

Why it's only a hood....




  
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Jul 08, 2012 20:46 |  #15

Saint728 wrote in post #14688712 (external link)
The carbon wrapped lens hood looks cheesy. I wish someone would make real carbon fiber lens hood. I would pay a $100.00 for one.

Take Care,
Cheers, Patrick

While I think well done carbon wraps look good, sometimes downright fantastic, I too would like a real carbon hood to be offered. I'd snatch one in a heartbeat.


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