Well, looking at the pic you’ve posted…it doesn’t look bad at all. I guess as you suggest, it looks better from a distance lol…then again, so does a Monét!.
Anyway, the Lens Shield does actually fit your 701. Perhaps I should’ve made a note of it on the 701 discussion panel but I didn’t want to saturate the boards and I assumed the news would’ve spread on its own. With his permission, I’ve borrowed and cropped an image from fellow forum member SSR1 with the shield installed:
Another, perhaps cheaper solution is a shield I’ve found online offered by Powerbronze. I personally haven’t seen them myself but I believe they use double-sided adhesive to hold the shield in place…should fit the 701 as well.