Monday, February 22, 2010
I had the holga lens on the digital camera and I was trying out a homemade lens hood. The holga lens is not designed to diminish flare. That is what you get with a plastic lens for $25, blur and flare. The blur is okay but not the flare. I thought a hood might help out with the flare. It isn't like you can just go on line to a photo store and order a lens hood for the holga so it is one of those things I've been thinking about making. I've tried some things like the cylinders that toilet paper is rolled on. They didn't fit exactly right and besides I'd need to go buy some flat black paint to cover it with. Making a lens hood with a toilet paper cylinder could turn into a big project. Last week, Hurrah! I was in Parisina, a fabric store, and saw some 12x12 foam sheets for about six-cents apiece. I could get them in black, they were thin and flexible. I bought one sheet, cut a 2-inch strip, wrapped it around the lens and used some black tape to keep it in a cylinder shape. It looked a little strange. To test it I took a walk and took a few pictures. It works!
Once again my tendency to procrastinate was reinforced. If I just wait around long enough, a better idea might come along.