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    Quote Originally Posted by OlaHaldor View Post
    What I mean Frank, is by the looks of it, the rubber lens hood is 82mm at the base, but expands at the front, thus is not 82mm. Or does it just look that way?
    You've got it right.

    It's 82mm at the screw-on base, and then gets a lot wider at the front.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Glencairn View Post
    I almost always have the mattebox on, but I usually don't use donuts or knickers, I have a combo of IR and variND on the lens, and a foldable (3 steps) rubber sunshade. If you push the rubberhood against the filter, it's totally fine.
    To be honest, I use the mattebox, mostly as a big sunshade, filters only, when I need a grad ND, pola, or diffusion.

    Yes it's big and heavy, but I almost never do handheld/shoulder work, so I can't care less about the weight and siz


    Here is a picture of my typical setup (without the rubber hood though)

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    Frank, wher did you get the small baseplate bracket for the EVF? Looks like a better setup than the BM handle kit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Denny Smith View Post
    Frank, wher did you get the small baseplate bracket for the EVF? Looks like a better setup than the BM handle kit.
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    Out of my rigging junk box :-)

    Actual this is a 15 year old Indian knockoff of a Manfrotto plate, that I abused here., I think I got it with my first steadycam.

    It's not an ideal and elegant solution, more some kind of redneck engineering - it works for me, but I wouldn't recommend it.
    You can't do shoulder shooting with that setup (I usually don't do this anyway), way to much in the back.

    If you want your rods on top, like I do, some small cheese plate, with 15mm clamps would be much nicer.

    Something like this, but with rod clamps
    https://www.ebay.de/itm/SmallRig-Top...r/163244976634

    Clamps:https://www.ebay.de/itm/SmallRig-15m...m/163031900985
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    Thanks Frank, I got that SmallRig EVF setup, which works good for shoulder mount, but wanted something I could get the EVF closer to the rear for use on sticks. Thanks for the link on the rod clamps also. I may just end up getting the Wooden Camera mod kit.
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    I'll follow up on this thread.
    I did get the rubber lens hood. Works fine. As long as I don't use the Hoya Vari ND filter I also got, arrived yesterday.

    Turns out this filter does not have filter thread, thus the vari ND filter has to be at the very end of the stack. That's fine for the filters, but it means I cannot use the lens hood, and I cannot attach a lens cap. Thus I have to dismantle the ND filter from the stack every time.


    I guess in the end I'll look for a mattebox after all.

    Fotga is considered "large and heavy". What are my options without breaking the bank ?
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    I use Mamiya M77 No.1 rubber hood with 77mm thread and put there 3 filters including Hoya Vario ND with 80mm push on cap. This works for me.







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    Hmmmm I must check if there’s something similar for 82mm then.
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    I like this hood because it protects the filters and the lens and I can easily unscrew the hood with filters and put it on another lens. No more stacked filters.
    This hood is very strong, it has a metal ring inside the rubber rim.
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