Yashica D Lens Hood

by langfordw, published

Yashica D Lens Hood by langfordw Jun 7, 2009

Featured Thing!

2 Share
Download This Thing! Customize Order This Printed Tools & Utilities

Thing Info

4186Views 985Downloads
Report Thing


The renderer might be down.... check out http:[email protected]/3605186452/ for some pics.
When my brother came to me with a proposition to make a lens hood for his old Yashica I honestly wasn't sure how well the Makerbot would be able to pull off a task that required such fine detail: I needed something that would twist and lock onto three flanges. After just a few design iterations though, I could see that it was going to work.
For me what was so awesome was that the Makerbot allowed a very natural and intuitive design process/flow. I quickly mocked up a rough design and printed it out. This allowed me to see where problems were going to come up. I thickened it in areas and adjusted some dimensions and printed another. I went through another two iterations to finally come to the perfect design. This all happened within five hours of my brother even suggesting the idea while still having time to watch a full movie and eat dinner.
Definitely one of the most satisfying designs/things I've made especially considering this is something that is very hard to buy these days.
Thank you Makerbot!


Paint (should probably either print with black or paint it black)
Twist onto your camera to block your shots from glare!

Thing Info

4186Views 985Downloads
Report Thing


Liked By

View All


Yashica D Lens Hood by langfordw is licensed under the GNU - GPL license.

Give a Shout Out

If you print this Thing and display it in public proudly give attribution by printing and displaying this tag. Print Thing Tag

All Apps

This App connects Thingiverse with Makeprintable, a cloud-based mesh repair service that analyzes, validates and repairs most common mesh errors that can occur when preparing a 3D design file for p...

App Info Launch App

Kiri:Moto is an integrated cloud-based slicer and tool-path generator for 3D Printing, CAM / CNC and Laser cutting. *** 3D printing mode provides model slicing and GCode output using built-in...

App Info Launch App
KiriMoto Thing App

With 3D Slash, you can edit 3d models like a stonecutter. A unique interface: as fun as a building game! The perfect tool for non-designers and children to create in 3D.

App Info Launch App

These are excellent pieces of design work (: I'd like to recreate something like this for my camera canon 450D - your prints look of excellent quality.

What did you use to design this part? SolidWorks? Kudos!

will - in reply to Guest

I used Autodesk Inventor but Solidworks would definitely work too.

Good to know. Thanks!

Loving the iterations-- this design shows the sort of process that could take months in the injection-molding world!

These will look awesome in black! ;)