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Want to wrap my hood in carbon or somethine

 
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Jul 10, 2012 16:02 |  #61

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I don't get the people hating this stuff. I'm a pretty hardcore "ricer" hater when it comes to cars. But, a layer of skin on a lens hood seems stupid to make a fuss over. There aren't a lot of ways to personalize a camera anyway. It's better than puke green or primer gray body panels on a civic with 90HP.

Well, not trying to speak for anyone else, but every time this CF hood talk pops up again in a new thread I just have to roll my eyes and ask why anyone would want any part of their camera to look like a 1995 Honda Civic hatchback?!

The equipment is amazingly cool looking right out of the box. Added to that that there is zero functionality gained by wrapping a lens hood in vinyl, it becomes just as sill as these were/are: LINK (external link)

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Jul 10, 2012 16:10 |  #62

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... Added to that that there is zero functionality gained by wrapping a lens hood in vinyl, it becomes just as sill as these were/are: LINK (external link)
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I had no idea they were doing this stuff. I like the idea of personalizing the looks of mass produced products or customizing them for their own sake. That link offers a lot of neat ideas. Thanks.


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Jul 10, 2012 16:15 |  #63

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I had no idea they were doing this stuff. I like the idea of personalizing the looks of mass produced products or customizing them for their own sake. That link offers a lot of neat ideas. Thanks.

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Jul 10, 2012 16:21 |  #64

Way back in the mists of time, when cameras were made with metal casing panels there was a very similar trend. The norm was a hard-wearing satin chrome. For an additional premium (10% ?, can't really recall), you could buy the 'professional' version. The difference? Black paint over brass which wore off along the edges and especially round the neckstrap lugs. Shortly after purchase, you had a camera which looked well scuffed. It was pretty normal to see the brass showing through all over the place. Really chewed into the resale value. And folks paid extra for this built-in scruffy feature?

Personally, I've got more in my life than acquiring the latest posing 'bling'. Others want to, let 'em but not me. But then again, I don't sit polishing my little treasures either - they're tools to do a job and nothing more.


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Jul 10, 2012 16:29 |  #65

I forgot about this link. There's some pretty snazzy pics of CF wraps in there and a couple of CF dips. The latter look remarkable.


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Jul 10, 2012 17:23 |  #66

I think in the instance immediately above, the owner might have more usefully spent the time attending to the inside of the hoods - the bit which does the work. They're very pretty on the outside, but...........


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Jul 10, 2012 17:26 |  #67

My hoods are wrapped in red gaffer tape with my name on it:

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Jul 10, 2012 19:32 |  #68

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My hoods are wrapped in red gaffer tape with my name on it:
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Now your talking......




  
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Jul 10, 2012 19:38 |  #69
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Whortleberry wrote in post #14698588 (external link)
I think in the instance immediately above, the owner might have more usefully spent the time attending to the inside of the hoods - the bit which does the work. They're very pretty on the outside, but...........

Yep, mess up the insides so it does not trap stray light and your image quality degrades...but hey, it still looks cool and that's what it is all about these days.:D




  
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Jul 10, 2012 19:39 |  #70

I understand everyone has oppinions but some people here seme to be ANTI-CF hood. Like you seriously hate it i dont get why its just how people customize cars with body kits or even your body with tattoos




  
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Jul 10, 2012 21:56 |  #71

I don't care either way. I come from car forums where they laugh at you for doing "rice" mods. Show them some custom CF work and they all bow down, but use vinyl and they point and laugh. Not everybody has the money or the means to make custom CF panels.

I don't see the big deal. If you want to stand out or even want to be able to identify your own gear (like ocabj), who cares? Lots of people use LensCoats on their lenses when they're out in nature. Should they take them off as soon as they get back in the city?


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Jul 10, 2012 22:31 |  #72

I might see if someone around here will make me a custom copy of my hoods in carbon. I'm guessing any shop that can make something out of fiberglass can make it out of carbon.

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Jul 11, 2012 03:55 |  #73

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I might see if someone around here will make me a custom copy of my hoods in carbon. I'm guessing any shop that can make something out of fiberglass can make it out of carbon.

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I'd love to hear if you find someone willing.


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Jul 11, 2012 04:22 |  #74

Saint728 wrote in post #14699853 (external link)
I might see if someone around here will make me a custom copy of my hoods in carbon. I'm guessing any shop that can make something out of fiberglass can make it out of carbon.

Take Care,
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its probable but be careful that the threads used to connect the hoods to the lens are made properly or they might break (unlikely since they are carbon) or not line up properly.


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Jul 11, 2012 08:32 |  #75

ocabj wrote in post #14698601 (external link)
My hoods are wrapped in red gaffer tape with my name on it:
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Do you have different colored tape to go with different colored shirts? ;)


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