Cup of coffee and a lens hood, please

Bryan and the DIY lens hood

Need a lens hood for your inexpensive 50mm f/1.8? Try using the paper sleeve from your cup of coffee or espresso!

For the Canon lens, it’s barely large enough to sit on the rotating part of the lens. You’d need to unravel it so its diameter is wide enough, then tape it.

If you don’t mind looking slightly foolish, it’s better than nothing!

Credit goes to Silas Perez for the idea and photo of me — we were hanging out at Starbucks the other day.

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Bryan Villarin

Bryan is a Happiness Engineer at Automattic. He's also a photographer, card magician, and cat whisperer. (Thanks to my friend and colleague Steve Blythe for the sweet photo!)

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