Nice looking job Bino.
DIY things cool! But i think foldable solution makes more sense. Small 3D printed joints attached to laser cutted walls made from plastic or metal. This can be more travel friendly and less expensive.
Metal is too reflective. I have a better design that's coming in a few days. I think that VA users will like it. When you're using a LCD monitor handheld, that last thing you need is movable joints. If you want a foldable design, I understand. It's about what each user wants. Everyone is different in their own way. Sunhood is $25 including shipping in the U.S. It might be a little more for international shipping. I'm not selling, I'm a co-creator. You're buying it straight from my recommended 3D print house, here in Florida.
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Last edited by Bino; 03-29-2017 at 01:45 PM.
Shijan, love it, and you have just described the folding hood on a Graflex 23/XL Grihnd glass back, and your illustration is about the same proportions also. I loved that hood, nice job! Graflex/Singer is out of business, so no patent infringements here, you just will not be able to patent it either (not that you would want to).
Bino, actually a textured flat black is not reflective, at least in the Graflex hood it's not. Shijan also mentioned plastic as a possible material too. Your design looks nice also, BTW.
Good,points Bino, but I do not think the hood put them under, more like a income tax dodge in a declining large format camera market. Singer bought Graflex for their Polaroid contract (Graflex made all the original Polaroid csmeras) and when Polaroid's patent expired in the film technique, the contract was not very valuable as camera making went to Asia. So Singer closed the doors and declared a tax loss. Sad day for US camera makers, the beginning to the end in their film camera market. But time marches on....
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