Spoil Your Lens With A 3D Printed Lenshood

Nothing says I’m unique more than a customized piece of gear. Now Kapsones from the Netherlands provides a whole new niche of customization – customizing a lens hood.

The name is Kapsones and they are printed by demand on an Ultimaker 3D printer using reinforced PLA (Poly Lactic Acid), a biodegradable material.

The company offers a wide range of colors and embossing to match your mood.

There are currently 4 designs to choose from: Baroque, Knitted, Stealth & Street; and a wide array of hideous colors. Per Kapsones, the color cast from a colored hood is “not enough to notice”.

Spoil Your Lens With A 3D printed Lenshood

Here is the nice bit, each hood is made to order and will only be printed once everything is confirmed.

The company currently supports 4 lenses, all Canon zooms, but promise to expand once any model gets enough requests.

[Kapsones $28 a hood via Gizmodo]

P.S. If you want to spoil any other lens, you can give her a Carbon Fiber Lens Hood too.

  • Ndruu

    Looks very cool but it could be better if the inner side is painted black.

  • TinusVerdino

    I would like to be able to make my own design and let them print it for me.

  • Patrick

    Did the person that did this get how a Lens Hoods Work? The inside needs to be none reflective and black.

  • Domenico

    Silver? Really? Probably the dumbest idea for a lens hood which is designed to prevent flare, ghosting and reflections from hitting the front of your lens elements. Paint the inside matte black and don’t bother catering to people with the 18-55mm kit zoom lens. These people don’t even know what a hood is for. Let me do a custom design with my business name and logo on the outside and black inside for my pro lenses.

  • mzungu

    Dumb idea…on the color cast it’ll create, it’s probably degrades the image by bouncing more strayed light into the lens. At least make it into a petal shape… . Engineering wise, it’s not that hard to write a script and generated infinite size and shape of the hood to be printed on your CAD program to go beyond 4 lens….

  • http://google.com/+TanjaPetri Tanja Petri

    I see I’m not the only one immediately noticing a major flaw in this idea… ;-)

  • Yippee

    Trendy vs. Image Quality
    Relax guys, all they have to do is another paint job, thats all right? :D